SMVDU Katra, Dec. 2018. The School of Architecture & Landscape Design (SoALD), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, organized a special session of eminent Architect S K Das to strengthen architectural design skills for the architecturestudents with an approach to make aware them of modern practices. The sessionwas started with a welcome note by Prof (Dr) Rajeev Garg, Head,SoALD. Prof Das sensitized the architecture students about the need for inclusive built environment for all. Further, he conducted an informative and engaging presentation for the students on design concepts, while addingtentenets on architecture which were also formulated by him. The presentation covered several aspects of urbandesign and designing townships with a focus on the need to consider landscape as an integral part of architectural design process. Thesession concluded with mutual interaction of students and faculty members, SoALD, with the speaker. The session was organized as a part of the constant endeavor of SMVDU to impart quality education and international exposure for effective and enhanced learning of students. A formal vote of thanks concluded the event.