Design education picks up momentum

Design education picks up momentum
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Avani Institute of Design announces B Arch programme

Hyderabad: Avani Institute of Design, a Centre of Excellence in Architecture and Design education has announced its Bachelor of Architecture Programme (B Arch) for 2019 -20. The Institute promotes a holistic approach to design education which seeks to develop well-rounded professionals equipped with the sensitivity, empathy, social and technical skill sets to address the ever evolving concerns of our environment.

Avani aims to expand into an interdisciplinary Art and Design programme exploring new horizons in education, collaborative research and creative thinking. It aims to expand into a space for interdisciplinary Art and Design exploring new horizons in education, collaborative research and creative thinking.

Tony Joseph, Chairman and Principal, Avani Institute of Design said "Architecture and design do not exist in isolation but are closely integrated with the visual and liberal arts, social and cultural norms, philosophy and technological advances. Design has to evolve as a collaborative endeavour to engage with the unique challenges of contemporary society. Avani's interdisciplinary curriculum and facilities empowers the graduates with the critical thinking to confidently approach and tackle these concerns, to achieve their creative potential, and become thought leaders on their respective fields."

The five-year undergraduate programme in Architecture aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and methods for planning and design of buildings, settlements and habitats that are responsive to the contextual forces derived from the culture, history and physical attributes of each site. This is further reinforced by exposure to environmental and social awareness that is an integral part of such a broad academic programme. In addition to the core subject of architectural design the undergraduates are exposed to a range of disciplines like history and theory of design, social studies and visual arts, which aim to mould creative intellectuals and responsible citizens, who will confidently tackle the ever evolving concerns of our built environment.

One of the core strengths of Avani is the students' constant interaction with practicing architects, artists, theatre personalities, designers and business leaders of national and international repute, who are actively involved with the Institute in various capacities. The interaction between academia and professional practice is critical in evolving professionals with a wide and practical perspective. To develop a close understanding of the context and the design practice, Avani is associated with some of the best practitioners from India and abroad, who provide expert guidance to the students as they progress through the rigorous programme.

The Institute is affiliated to the University of Calicut and approved by Council of Architecture. The award-winning architecture of the Institute reflects some of the core values of the Institute.

The campus, designed by Stapati Architects, won the prestigious National Smart Green Award for the year 2017. 95 per cent of Avani students live on campus, making the Avani experience one that enables learning, sharing and growing a continuous, shared and safe one. Being on the same campus, students have access to their studios round the clock with secure supervision. The Residence has the capacity to accommodate more than 400 persons at a time.

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