"The students of PP Savani University, School of Architecture visited the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (September 20-22, 2019) event organised by Amity school of architecture, panvel, Mumbai. The event was attended by many other institutes thus providing them a good platform for attending special lectures, competitions and workshops."
Under the title of Know Your Faculty (KYF), School of Architecture has organized lecture/presentation from all the faculties about their work / subject of interest / expertise / experience to enhance and encourage student -faculty interaction with emphasis on enriching their knowledge of profession. This program is being conducted regularly with great success and lots of positive response and enthusiasm.
We began the KYF program with one of our senior faculties. On August 26, 2019 Prof. Girish Panchal shared his rich experience on working methodology in Middle East countries, giving students the understanding of Global requirement of the profession.
Dr. Leena Garg's very timely presentation on dated August 29, 2019 based on a famous book authored by D. K. Ching “Form, Space and order” really giving students direction in their Design Project.
Prof. Shahabuddin Contractor's gave an interesting account of his professional journey on September 05, 2019 beginning with his School days and the challenges of the Architectural- Interior Design profession. His exploration of different materials and the innovative ideas were the highlight of the presentation.
Prof. Vinayak Pandya's art journey on dated September 18, 2019 starting from sketches to murals, was letting students know and understand how Artist work with emotions. It was really very interesting to know how Artist think, interpret and work”.
"Institute of Indian Interior Designers Bharuch Chapter invited PP Savani University, School of Architecture and Interior Design team as deligates for attending the installation ceremony of new chairman Ar.Chirag Vadgama and new managing team . The event was decorated by speeches form various experts like Mr. Nimesh Kumat (Environmental Planner) main speaker of event, Ar. Kalapi Buch, Ar.Maitry Buch, Ar.Chirag Vadgama, invited guest and dignitories"
"The students of third year Interior Design were exposed to 7 day photography workshop conducted by Prof. Abhishek C. Ganeshgudi held at PP Savani University.The students were asked to visit a village to capture different moments of light, portrait, still life styles of images. These captured photographs were on different social and cultural issues".
"PP Savani University School of Architecture, invited Ar. Kalapi Buch, Ar. Maitri Buch and Artist Dr. Janki Mithaiwala and her team to deliver the presentation of their work along with the amalgamation of Indian Classical Music named MUZITECTURE. On the prestigious occasion of WORLD ARCHITECTURE DAY, they used various different concepts for their projects with the flair of music in it and made the entire audiences glued to their seats till the end".
"PP Savani University, School of Architecture, Organized an expert lecture from ICRO, a very active industry based on various Italian and lamination products on October 03, 2019.School of Architecture was very happy with the efforts made by Mr. Adil Elavia and his team. Many of the student’s inquiries were resolved."
"PP Savani University, School of Architecture and Interior Design students, visited a Gold Green City (a residential colony in Surat), to study various design factors on October 14, 2019. The students made interesting observations and keenly understood many aspects like Site planning, landscape, orientation etc."
"PP Savani University, School of Architecture participated and won the Inaugural cricket match organised by The Den cafe, Design Warriors were fortunate enough to win the toss and gave the opossion batting first option. Paltans the opossion made strong 122/4. Being master of chase the Design Warriors conquered it in 8.2 overs with loss of only 2 wickets ", with Dipesh Bhaliya as the Man of The Match scoring 43 (13)".
The students started their exploration with 1’x1’ white base using any available material and create a three dimensional object, later on it zoomed 10 times bigger scale model which resulted in an advanced complexity and brought out more creativity sparks within the students. As the scale shot up, the physical reality brought students to check on their creative instincts, conscious decision making, problem solving, working in a group and understanding each other capability, learning through the process, making things open ended to instigate imagination. The students were enlightened by Prof. Nilkant Burkhawala on december 16, 2019.
A five day related Study Program was conducted from December 21-25, 2019 at Sidhpur. Sidhpur was selected because of its rich influence of Dawoodi Bohra community, the architecture students studied the community through various factors like History and Built form, Connectivity, Flora & fauna, Services, & Community requirements. The Interior design students in the same tour documented various houses its ornamentation and distinctive features. The tour also extended a day to Ran ki vava reflecting mastery of complex technique and beauty of details and proportions at Patan the UNESCO world heritage site, Step well at Adalaj built in sandstone in the Solanki architectural style, the Adalaj stepwell is five stories deep and finally the marvel of Sarkhej Roza. The students then documented and displayed the work at the department
"PP Savani University along with the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) Bharuch chapter jointly organized Prof. Yatin Pandya`s lecture in Bharuch on January 18, 2020 on “Inspired by yesterday, aspired for tomorrow perspectives for design in India”. The event was well attended by all the office bearers of IIID, and the leading architects & Interior Designers. The presentation was mesmerizing and learning experience to all present.".
"Inter Department Chess Tournament was organized by School of Architecture on August 09, 2019.More than 25 students from different disciplines participated in the event with lots of enthusiasm and energy to ensure the win. The event was declared open by the Principal, School of Architecture Prof. Rajendrasinh Pardeshi and Prof. Jagdeep Desai along with University and Department sports head Mr. Pranay Prasoon and Prof. Sagar Desai respectively."
"School of Architecture, PP Savani University, Surat, organized a three days workshop on Housing conducted by Ahmedabad based architect, interior designer, urban planner and avid academician Prof. Yatin Pandya, from January 17 to 19, 2020. The workshop involved expert lecture on day one, included Introduction to mass housing, interconnected spaces, street patterns, light & wind ventilation, visual clarity etc. On the second day the students worked independently and discussed the concepts for improvisation. Intense involvement of the students and innovative methodology introduced by Prof. Yatin Pandya, resulted into excellent and appreciable work from the students on third day as culmination of the workshop. The fundamentals were clearly explained and executed through models."
"The Interior Design students, visited exclusive furnishing La fabrica showroom on January 25,2020. The showroom had many different modern day interior material and furniture, with different shades. It also had different forms of art work displayed. The students really learned different aspects of modern day furniture and materials."
"The architecture students visited the four stories Vacanza Bungalows on January 25, 2020. The concept of the bungalows is based on the usage of maximum effective space planning, orientation, light and wind ventilation. The students were given a complete download on how the usage can be accommodated by various construction aspects like brick walls, lintels, lifts, staircase etc."
"School of Architecture & Interior Design, organised an expert session on 'Importance of Theme in Interior Spaces' by ID. Prermal Nagori & ID.Bindi Nagori on February 08, 2020. Their lecture was focused on theme based design philosophy, where they shared few excerpts from their previous projects with Jewellery stores, cafes, restaurants and residences. They demonstrated on how various tools like colours, compositions and art can be combined to formulate a theme."
"P P Savani University, School of Sciences invited Prof. Sagar Desai an engaging sessions on ' Rating Systems for Built Environment - A Step towards Smart City Development' at National Conference on 'Academia-Industrial interactions on Surfactants, Nanomaterials, Biosciences & Environmental Remediation- ( AIISNBE 2020)' . The session concentrated on green building aspects and the factors like Sustainable Architecture and Design, Site Selection and Planning, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Development play a role in achieving sustainability. "
"School of Architecture organized an Expert Session on "Co-existence- The Future of Life on Earth and How Can Design Play a Role in the Same" on February 12, 2020. The session was presented by Surat based leading Architect, Urban Designer and Landscape Architect, Ar. Karishma Desai.
Ar. Desai, demonstrated one of her projects "The Blackbuck Lodge" in Velavadar, where she explained how one can develop a concept which can be sustainable, ecologically balanced and still have human intervention. Her emphasis was on how co existence can be made possible between the environment and humans. She also displayed another work which was on 'History of museum- Dandi Kutir', Gandhinagar, the oldest and largest museum in India. She shared her experience on facing series of challenges both in dealing with the State Government as a client as well as design challenges like acoustic, structural design, time and construction constraints etc. With these experiences she explained to the students on how to overcome hiccups in all kinds of projects, work as a team and design elegantly. "
"Students of School of Interior Design, under the guidance of Prof. Rajendrasinh Pardeshi, Principal, School of Architecture conceptualised and designed a LEISURE LOUNGE for the students of the School of Design and School of Liberal Arts & Management. The Leisure Lounge is for students studying premium courses like Liberal Arts, Management and Design at PPSU. It is a great combination of mix of vibrant colours which defines various emotions and feelings like motivation, inspiration & perseverance. A very good example of Inclusive Design Approach where the end user was involved in the process of design. This was a proud moment for the students of the School of Interior Design to witness the concept being realized. "