The Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA),

An initiative of the Kamla Raheja Foundation and the Upanagar Shikhshan MandaI, is one of the premier institue for architecture in Mumbai, India. It offers a Bachelor’s in Architecture degree (B.Arch) and two full time Masters courses (M.Arch. - Urban Design / Urban Conservation). All of these courses are run under the aegis of the University of Mumbai.

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The AJMER Project

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KRVIA-M.ARCH ADMISSION -2018-2019
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Prof. Manoj Parmar, Dean of the Masters Program KRVIA, presented ‘Synchromeshed Urbanism,’ (Everyday Urbansim & Street Economy) his paper co-authoured with Dr. Binti Singh at The Entrepreneurial City - 10th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism, Hong Kong.
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Nostalgia for the Future-wins the Jurys Special Mention at the Signs Film Festival in Kochi
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Shalaka Shingte, KRVIA Master’s student has won the NIASA Best Thesis Awards (joint) 2016-17 for the thesis work on - Representing Thirdspace: Unraveling Everyday Urbanism in Public Realm
    

KRVIA is proud to announce 2 SILVER MEDAL WINNERS at the recently concluded Indian Round for the Asian Contest of Architectural Rookie’s Award (ACARA) (Presenting their Third Year Architectural Design project from academic session 2015-16) organised by PVP College of Architecture, Pune.
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Events
Architecture
Urbanism

Special Lecture : brief history of the built heritage of the city
Conservation Architect Vikas Dilawari presents A Brief History of the Built Heritage of the City at KRVIA at 9:00 am on Friday the 16th. 

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DIALOG: design stories from the canadian west coast
Special lecture "design stories from the canadian west coast" by Kevin King and Matthew Thompson of DIALOG at the KRVIA - UBC workshop for encounters on Saturday the 17th of February at 11:30 am in the AV1.

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Special Lecture (14th February at 9:00 am): RONALD KELLETT and CYNTHIA GIRLING from UBC
Their work focuses on issues of environmental quality and urban form and the development of form-based tools for urban design. Ron is co-author, with Cynthia Girling, of elementsdb, a web application of case-based data for urban design. Their work, through the elementslab in the Centre for Interactive Research for Sustainability, creates sustainability-oriented urban design tools, plans, codes, standards, guidelines and prototypes. 

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KRVIA & THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA: EXCHANGE WORKSHOP
Urban River Systems - Oshiwara, Mumbai conducted by faculty of KRVIA and The UBC, will explore the Oshiwara River Urban Environment through the themes of Formal and Informal Housing; Workspaces; Public Realm and Landuse; Infrastructure Systems/ Networks Overlaid on River Systems; Watershed Potential and Drawing Patterns and Urban Ecologies

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To mark the 25th Year of the KRVIA, the school has decided to conduct a self-examination of architectural pedagogy through an Exhibition and a Seminar titled ‘Narratives of Learning’ on the 23rd December 2017. The seminar is imagined as a conversation about architectural pedagogy among different institutions in the Asian region including Sir JJ, SPA, CEPT, KRVIA, Guru Gobind Singh University and Vellore Institute of Technology from India; along with Silpakorn University from Thailand and
  

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The KRVIA is also hosting an extensive exhibition examining its history of architectural pedagogy over the past 25 years. The Exhibition is a critical examination of it’s history to re-look at the approaches, positions, methods and tools that the school has experimented with. We hope that this can be the basis for conversations concerning the training of an architect. Do come for the show. Students and faculty are available for a walkthrough
 

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A 4 DAY TRAINING WORKSHOP ON ‘STUDY, USE AND CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC STAINED GLASS’
  

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ENCOUNTER - INVISIBLE MODERN ARCHITECTURE -22/11/2017
 

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‘Kolkata – The Water Studio’ – an exhibition of the Masters Semester II studio work of Urban Design and Urban Conservation students at K.R.V.I.A, is scheduled to be open from the 23rd to 27th October 2017 at I.C.C.R, Kolkata from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
   

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BInUCom: Local Dissemination Workshop. The local dissemination workshop for Building Inclusive Urban Communities organized at the KRVIA was held under the aegis of Erasmus plus program funded by the European Union. The program was held from the 14th -16th of September 2017 at KRVIA, Mumbai

https://moodle.donau-uni.ac.at/binucom/login/index.php?testsession=44

‘Nostalgia for the Future’ is going to America.
  

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KRVIA - SPA (MASTERS SEM III) EXCHANGE PROGRAM 18TH - 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017
      

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Symposium on History and Conservation... As if People Matter at CEPT University Faculty and Masters students at KRVIA participated in the Symposium on History and Conservation... As if People Matter organized by the CEPT University and the Sushant College of Architecture in Collaboration with the National Scientific Committee(NSC) of Historic Towns and Villages, ICOMOS India.
  

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Aashna Shah Fifth Year Student from KRVIA wins the Charles Correa Gold Medal for Thesis Project THE SUBALTERN SPEAKS. THE OTHER AND THE CITY for the year 2017,
 organised by the UDRI

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Mamta Patwardhan, assistant professor was invited to make a poster presentation at the Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts July 10-14, Columbia University, New-York (NY) - USA under the Coastal Zone session. She presented the challenges faced by coastal communities of Mumbai due to storm surges and possible sea level rise scenarios.
http://sealevel2017.org/

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