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Advisory Council

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Prof. Rama R Subramanian, B.Arch, M.H, Ph.D – Principal

Prof. Rama R Subramanian is an architect, planner and academician with vast industry and academic experience. She has worked in leading architectural firms and also practiced independently, with more than 50 projects designed by her proprietary firm. Prof Rama’s academic career spans three decades and she has handled various subjects and administrative aspects of the Institution. As Principal DSCA, she is a dynamic and challenging Administrator. During her tenure of a decade, DSCA has seen immense growth; a great leap in student and faculty strength, activities and infrastructure. She has overseen the development of the dedicated seven floor new architecture block, with excellent infrastructure. She is a strong mentor to the new generation of academicians.

Prof. Rama is associated with the Indian Institute of Architects and The Council of Architecture, and is a Member, Board of Studies, of various other institutions such as SPA New Delhi (Dept. of Housing) and Vellore School of Architecture & Planning. She is Member, Board of Examinations and Board of Studies of VTU Belagavi. Her research papers have been published in various national & international journals. She has delivered invited lectures, conducted workshops, organized conferences, etc.

Prof. B.S. Jagadeesha Chandra, B.Arch, M.Arch (Landscape)

Prof. B.S. Jagadeesha Chandra has been associated with Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture since 2017 where he has been serving as a Professor in the Department of Architecture.

Prof. Chandra graduated from UVCE (Bangalore University) in 1979 and has completed Masters in Landscape Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. After working in a few private firms, he joined as an Architect at the Department of Space (ISRO) where he worked for about 11 years.

Beginning his career in academics as a visiting faculty at the Department of Architecture, UVCE, Prof. Chandra later joined the School of Architecture, M S Ramaiah College of Engineering at its inception in 1992 where he worked till 2015 when he was the Professor and Head of the Department. He then joined the School of Architecture, REVA University as Director at its inception in 2015 and worked till 2017.

Prof. Chandra brings in rich practical experience and has been involved in academic guiding of young faculty members and students. He has been involved in teaching in both UG and PG programs and his areas of interest are Architectural Design, Building Construction, Building Services, and Landscape Architecture. His hobbies are sketching, model making, music and Journalism.

Aparna Shastri, B.Arch, M.Arch (Habitat Design), Associate Professor

Aparna Shastri is an Associate Professor at DSCA where she has been effectively managing both her academic and institutional roles. She earned her B.Arch from R.V.C.E Bangalore in 2000 and completed her internship at Centre of Design Excellence, Domlur where she continued to serve as a junior architect working on architectural, retail, hospitality and residential interior design projects.

In 2005 she started her own consulting where she has successfully executed several projects. Aparna completed her Masters in Habitat Design Studies from BMSCE, Bangalore in 2015.

Aparna has been a test and exam coordinator and has also coordinated several events, workshops, Faculty Development Programs and various other events. She has been a part of the Thesis and UD Design Studio and the Building Construction Studio. She also handles theory subjects including Theory of Architecture and History of Architecture. With her constant endeavour in design and construction studios, she has been to evolve a pedagogy that inculcates an iterative process allowing one to explore various possibilities to get an in-depth understanding of the concepts and approach to the subject.

Chetan S Garalapur, B.Arch, M.Arch (Landscape), Assistant Professor

Chetan has been an Assistant Professor at DSCA since 2018. Chetan has a Bachelor’s in Architecture from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore and Masters in Landscape Architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has 7 years of industry experience with projects related to the hospitality, residential, and commercial sector. He is presently involved in landscape projects through a partnered studio whose interests lie in bridging the gap between nature and urban living. His efforts as a designer is to embrace and reconstitute nature into everyday life.

Dominic Leonard Harper, B.Arch, M.Arch, M.BEnv (Sust Dev), Associate Professor

Dominic has been associated with DSCA since 2015, where he has been serving as the studio co-ordinator for 4th, 5th & 6th semesters. He brings 14 years of professional practice and teaching experience. Dominic has co-ordinated several student workshops on sustainability sensitizing, environmental building design, model making and Faculty Development Programs including ‘Advanced building services’, ‘Smart Services for Future Cities’ and a national conference on ‘Smart Cities – Concepts for Innovation Ecosystems’. He has organised the Ken Yeang tour to Malaysia and Singapore and campus study tours to North India and Ahmedabad, Pondicherry & Auroville. He has accompanied students for documentation to Badami and Hampi as part of the urban collective, and competitions like Transparence.

Chetan graduated from Hindustan College of Engineering, Chennai in 2004. He also has a Master’s degree in Architecture (by computing) and sustainable development from UNSW, Sydney.

He has handled institutional, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, residential projects and offers assistance in the DSCA consultancy cell. His areas of interest are Energy Efficient Buildings, Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Bioclimatic Architecture, Building Services, Building information Model (BIM), and Parametric Modelling.

Nirzari Mehta, B.Arch, M.Arch (Environmental Architecture), Associate Professor

Nirzari Mehta joined DSCA as an Assistant Professor in 2018. She has completed her Bachelor’s in Architecture from Allana College of Architecture Pune and has a Master’s in Environmental Architecture from Dr. BNCA, Pune. She has tremendous interest in climate responsive architecture. She appreciates an integrated approach to building design including passive details, sustainable and environmental performance and is inclined towards smart energy consumption habits and applications for energy efficiency. She is well versed with all aspects of Solar Buildings, Day Lighting & Analysis, Energy Simulation and Thermal comfort.

Adjunct faculty

Sushmita K Paul, Architect

Sushmita is a landscape architect, researcher, and co-founder at ‘Nirmitee Landscape’. She has expertise in a range of projects – residences, farmhouses, institutions, podium landscaping, commercial landscaping and more.

Ryal Sequira, Architect

Ryal is an architect, gifted musician and academician all rolled into one! He is passionate about architecture and music and has participated in various competitions – music and design.

Bharatesh Sandeep KT

Bharathesh is a visual artist, curator, researcher, and educator living and working in Bengaluru. Trained as a painter, his practice today is multi-disciplinary and involves the use of several materials and approaches.

Kiran Baikady Manjunath

An architect and Lighting Designer with over 16 years of experience, Kiran contributes to the fields of academics and research. He has given several talks, presentations and conducted workshops around the globe – Italy, UAE, GCC countries, Dubai, France, Europe.

Madan Kumar

With over 14 years of experience in architecture, design and expertise in design research and thought design, Architect Madhan kumar, an Alumni of IIT – Roorkee, is passionate about training young architects using a professional approach incorporating interactive and participative methods. He has gained special skills in conducting design workshops and mentoring student architects.

Pramod Chakravarthy Stephen

Pramod is an Artist, UX Designer, Photographer, Cinematographer and Educator. He is trained in fine art from Ken School of Art). He is well-versed in French (Alliance Française de Bangalore), Interior Design (Interiors-Exteriors) and Human Computer Interaction (IIT Mumbai). He has designed CBTs, Infotainment CD ROMS, Internet and Intranet Applications along with software for the IT Industry.

He has composed music and worked as a cinematographer for various songs, documentaries & Kannada movies and conducted workshops for children, adults and architecture students. Pramod has participated in several international art workshops and exhibitions – both group exhibitions and solo shows of art and photography.

He is the recipient of a Fellowship from the French government to visit and practice at Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Bourges, France. He won the Best Art Director Award in 1995 and the Best International Music Director Award in 2017.

Rohan Shetty

Rohan is an expert in 3D modelling and he has leveraged his expertise on projects for the Archaeological Survey of India and EMBARQ. He has participated in a wide range of projects and has worked extensively on steel structures.

Vinay Shekar

Vinay Shekar is Founder and Principal Architect of JUXTapoz Design. He has done his Master of Arts in Architecture at Staedelschule Architecture Class (SAC), Frankfurt. He graduated from the School of Design, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, India. He earned a junior and senior certification in art before pursuing architecture. He has always believed in designs that result from research and reasoning, addressing functional needs. Ar. Vinay currently teaches as a visiting faculty at DSCA.

Mahesha SD

Mahesha has over 20 years of experience in project execution, design and engineering of civil & structural works for various EPC contracts. He also provides consultancy in the field of industrial, commercial, water and waste water treatment projects.