SMVDU Katra: A two day ‘Joint Studio’ workshop (Time-problem design competition) was organised by Department of Architecture & Landscape Design (DALD), SMVDU on Conceptual Architectural Design for “My Place to Work, Play and Sleep in the Himalayas”. The studio was the joint collaboration on academic exchange between SMVDU and School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi – An Institute of National Importance. A total of 60 students of B.Arch. 3rd year 5th semester & 7 faculty members participated in the studio which included 24 students and 4 faculty members of DALD and 36 students and 3 faculty members of SPA respectively. The students worked in 12 mixed groups of 5 students, 3 from SPA and 2 from DALD each under the mentorship of Ar. Aditya Kumar Singh, Head of Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, Ar. Dinesh Nanda Visiting Faculty DALD, Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma, Asst. Professor DALD, Ar. Vinod Kumar, Asst. Professor DALD, Ar. (Dr.) Ranjana Mital, Professor SPA, Ar. Vijay Garg, Visiting Professor SPA and Ar. Amit Babbar, Visiting Professor SPA.
The studio was successfully concluded with outcome in terms of design directives, design priorities, spatial experiences and formal expression. The competition was won by the group consisting of Mr. Yagvinder Kumar Memoria (DALD), Mr. Hemant Jindal (DALD), Mr. Abhinav Sujit (SPA), Mr. Yatharth Gupta (SPA) and Mr. Migom Doley (SPA). Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain and Dean Faculty of Engineering Dr. V. Verma congratulated the winners and assured more collaborative academic exchange in future for mutual advantage of participating institutes.