Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.
An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing, modeling and overseeing a building’s construction. The most prestigious award a living architect can receive is the Pritzker Prize, often known the ‘Nobel Prize’ for architecture.
Courses and Eligibility
Bachelor of Architecture, Duration – 5 years, Candidate should have passed 12th standard in science stream.
Master of Architecture, Duration 2 years, Candidate should have passed B.Arch course from a recognized institute or college.
On-campus placements in top architecture designing firms and builders
On-site practical training to put theory into practice
High-end labs including building materials lab
Hi-tech computer labs with architecture and designing software like GeoMedia/Professional, Land Development Desktop, MAP 3D, AutoCAD, etc.
Here’s an updated list of the best architecture colleges in Mumbai & Navi Mumbai.
Amity School of Architecture & Planning (B.Arch)
Amity University, Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Bhatan, Post Somathne, Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Padmashree Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Architecture (AICTE Approved)
Vidya Nagar, Sector-7,
Nerul NAVI MUMBAI-400 706, Maharashtra
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Ph: 022-27709454, 27709594
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College Of Architecture (AICTE Approved)
Sector – 8, C.B.D.,
Opp. Konkan Bhawan,
New Bombay – 400 614
Tel: 022- 27571451
Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai College Of Architecture (AICTE Approved)
Plot No. 10, Sector – 16, Podi No. 2,
New Panvel – 410 206.,
Distt. Raigad, Maharashtra
Creating architects with the right approach
While providing equal rigour to all the three elements of architecture – art, science with a fair amount of mathematical precision thrown in, and technology, these architecture colleges are making a difference in the field. These colleges encourage students to explore and experiment,research and learn at the same time.
Attention to cultural trends that impact contemporary architecture culture, current designs and planning, sustainable environments, regulations and social issues impacting architecture, too, are an integral part of the structured classroom learning in addition to various architectural subjects.
Students spend considerable time in studios enhancing their creativity, creating detailed drawings and plans, both by hand and via computer programs. Their learning is supplemented with practical training and feedback sessions.
Tutorials and critique lessons become more intense in senior classes where students get constant feedback on their work from the faculty, fellow students as well as industry experts.
Most of these colleges are also enrolled in the prestigious Council of Architecture. Few faculty members train in some specific programs and in turn conduct workshops for other faculty members on that subject. One can see a rich repository of knowledge seamlessly percolating from top, further enhanced through constant exposure, peer learning and workshops.
Some faculty members with global exposure have excellent digital skills and provide expert guidance in biomimicry, use of computers for generating design ideas and creation of digital 3D models. These colleges have state of the art facilities with excellent IT infrastructure.
In another learning paradigm, once in a week or so, students are divided in various electives like architecture, reading and philosophy, technical analysis, digital imagination and computation design, research methods and urban sketching. Students not only learn from one another, they also come up with excellent ideas, which they are encouraged to develop under the faculty’s guidance.
Most of these colleges also organise Charles Correa lecture every year where budding talented architects talk to students. They talk on various topics like green and sustainable development. students also visit five star hotels to understand the subject better.
Architectural tours are also created keeping in mind various aspects of architecture. For instance, students went to Bhuj in Gujarat to see how new technology is used to build houses after the massive earthquake.
An exhaustive six months training with architecture companies in the fourth year makes students ready to assimilate intense syllabus of the final year better.
Some colleges even send students abroad for training courses to better imbibe global architectural techniques. Students participate in various international design competitions, in National Association of students of Architecture (NASA India) as well.
Originally posted 2015-08-14 08:27:39.