Innovation in education; International Positioning Socially relevant education in architecture. With an aim to make and teach architects who are sensitive, have a strong work ethic, are articulate and confident, and contribute positively to the society, the pedagogic and research emphases of the School include: ‘heritage’, ‘sustainability’ and ‘art and aesthetics’ and ‘hands-on learning’.
Building upon these, we hope to develop research and make a mark on architectural and planning pedagogy at the global level: Expanding the Masters programmes in Architecture and Planning to bridge the gap between Bachelor’s and Doctoral programmes. Launching, for the first time in India, Bachelor Level Programmes to address the gaps in architectural practice and the construction industry; Upgrading skills of research in the country; developing intensive faculty training programmes to upgrade pedagogic output; Upgrading infrastructure with state-of-the-art studios and workshops housed in a new environment-friendly building; Expanding our library with an online database of books, references, national & international periodicals and journals are some critical steps for the way ahead that the school has heavily invested in.
The schools are in the process of positioning themselves as resource centres in the region, providing capacity building and training opportunities for professionals in the field. We also aim to establish a permanent gallery and archive centre of the Modern Indian Architects, work on the first SSAA Journal of Architecture: Veranda has already begun and it’s expected to be out early next year.
Through these endeavours, we envision SSAA and SSPD to become the think tanks of innovative disciplinary discourses that are ethical, responsible, inclusive, socially effective, global yet rooted within in our context.