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Ms. Chhabi Mishra – Prof. and Dean, School of Architecture and Planning

Ms. Chhabi Mishra is an Architect, Landscape Urbanist and a Master planner with 34 years of experience. She has 20 years of work experience in the U.S. with cutting edge global firms. She moved to India in 2009 and joined as the Principal and CEO of SK Das Associated Architects, a renowned architectural firm. Alongside, she held the positions of Distinguished Visiting Professor at Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur, and as a Senior Professor at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon. With her diverse professional and leadership skills in Design, Research and leadership she has a proven track record in leading organisations, projects and sustainable practices. In the U.S. she worked with SmithGroup JJR, Ann Arbor, Michigan, an international leader in Campus Planning and Landscape architecture. She is a specialist in Campus Master Planning of several education and health care campuses. She has also worked on projects in property development, parks and recreation, cities and communities with several other Landscape Architecture firms; Bosse and Turner, J. Robert Anderson, and City of Austin, Planning Department. She is also trained in therapeutic/healing garden design Prior to her U.S experience, she worked for 10 years in India in Mumbai with renowned architect Charles Correa and others. She was selected as the Project Architect for a U.K Aided Healthcare project for Rural Odisha. Her current area of practice and research is in social well-being through Landscape Urbanism, Smart Cities, and Sustainable Social and Environmental Practices.

Ms. Varsha Khetrapal Kumar – Associate Professor

Varsha is Head design and development/ co-founder of “Whizztech project management consultants pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon” with an experience of over 13 years in the field of Architecture and Planning. She is Bachelors from IPSA Indore and Master’s in Environmental Planning from SPA, New Delhi. She has done her academics with scholarship and as a meritorious student through out. She has an exposure of designing big scale Townships , Residential & commercial projects and has worked and delivered landmark projects like VATIKA INDIA NEXT GURGAON , VATIKA CITY CENTRE , RESIDENTIAL CUM COMMERCIAL GIFT CITY GUJARAT. She has published discussion papers on “environmental ethics and health benefits and “Healthy Neighborhood” in last one year. She has joined the institute with an aim of delivering her learning’s from professional and personal field to the students..

Ms. Aarti Kaushik – Associate Professor

Aarti an Architect & Interior Designer with more than 12 years of experience in conceptualization, master planning, site planning, designing, cost-analysis, construction and coordination of diverse architectural projects spanning- residential, recreational, leisure, healthcare, commercial and institutional. She has done her Masters in Architecture from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and her Bachelors from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh.

She has rich background in architecture and interior designing with expertise in directing all project phases – from designing through coordination of services, to completion of projects of varied and complex nature.

With excellent technical qualifications & knowhow, she has an innate sense of creativity in all her designs that are aesthetically attractive yet architecturally strong. In her last professional assignment at IREO she was responsible leading teams and delivering on multiple projects. She has many projects to her credit including IREO GRAND ARCH, IREO UPTOWN, IREO SKYON, IREO WATERFRONT, IREO HAMLET, IREO HUB, WORLD TRADE CENTER (GURGAON), EMAAR MGF PALM SPRINGS amongst many others.

She is a self-motivated, meticulous and detail-oriented perfectionist who excels in high-pressure situations. With the aim of growing synergistically, Aarti is always ready for an opportunity that helps her enhance her learning curve in any challenging new-age environment.

Ms. Bharti Chadha - Assistant Professor

Ms. Bharti Chadha – Assistant Professor

Bharti is an Architect from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and completed her Masters from University of Greenwich, London, UK. She has over 11 years of experience in Industry and Architectural Education and she has taught at various colleges around Delhi NCR like Sushant School of Art and Architecture at Ansal University, School of Architecture and Planning at Amity University and School of Built Environment and Design at Lingaya’s University. She is also founder Architect for a Delhi based Architecture Design firm ‘Vraksh Design Studio’ since 2009. She has worked on various residential, commercial and Institutional projects as Principal Architect of the firm.

Bharti has worked with some of the prestigious organisations with national repute like INTACH, New Delhi where she was consultant Architect and CBRI, Roorkee (Central Building Research Institute) where she was Research Intern working on a Department of Science and Technology sponsored project namely ‘Industrialised Building Systems for Affordable Quality Housing’. She has also worked extensively in the field of Retail Interiors and Hospitality Interiors. Bharti has a keen research interest in the field of Lean Construction and Prefabricated Construction and Design for the Housing sector on which she has written papers in various conferences and journals.

Ms. Guneet Raj Singh – Assistant Professor

Ms. Guneet Raj Singh – Assistant Professor

Guneet is the Co-founder/Principal Architect of the design firm Raj Karan Designs, with an experience of over 10 years. She has worked with Raj Rewal, one of India’s most prominent Architects, for five years and handled the Architectural Department (North) For SGS India, affiliated Company of the group SGS SA Geneva, Switzerland. Guneet is an architect from Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon with vast and varied experience in residential, institutional, commercial and hospitality projects like the UNITECH Group housing in NOIDA, Chancery Project (Indian Embassy), Shanghai, China and Taj Moti Mahal, Bharatpur. She was a visiting faculty at the Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon. She also headed the publication department under Raj Rewal Associates and worked on a number of books articles for prestigious architectural magazines with publishing houses like Phaidon and Oxford. With a keen interest in child friendly space design, she has worked on various research projects for the same. Her passion to bring about a change for children, as they are the foundation for the Country’s future led her to put up workshops at different construction sites to impart fundamental education and knowledge of basic hygiene to the children of the workers.

Mr. Anuj Seth – Assistant Professor

Ar. Anuj Seth is an Architect –Planner from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and Masters Degree in Planning with specialization in Infrastructure Planning. He has over eight years of industrial and academic experience and has taught in various universities of repute like Lovely Professional University, Chitkara University, Sai School of Architecture and Chandigarh University. He is the founder member of Sai School of Architecture in Amritsar and headed the Department at such a young age for consecutive two and half years and also headed the University Institute of Architecture & Design at Chandigarh University. He was earlier working with a Zurich Based Company “Gherzi Eastern Limited” as a Transport Planner.

Anuj has done consultancy projects for Asian Development Bank like Social Audit for the Infrastructure Services of Amritsar.

Mr. Pritam Lenka – Assistant Professor

Mr. Pritam Lenka is an Architect from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar and has done his Masters from Barcelona Institute of Architecture, UPC, Barcelona, Spain. He has an experience of about 8 years in both Industry and Academics. Prior to his Masters, he has been working with RK and Associates, New Delhi and has handled several Housing and Residential projects. After his Post Graduation in 2012, he has been into Academics and has taught at Amity University Jaipur and Manipal University Jaipur. During his tenure in Manipal University Jaipur, he has successfully floated short term programs under IAESTE-MUJ Chapter in 2 consecutive years and has guided interns from Tunisia and Austria for research based projects in Jaipur. His areas of interests lie in new evolving fields of parametric architecture and examining the horizons of novel and innovative processes in Architecture.

Mr. Mukesh Ray – Assistant Professor

Mukesh has completed his Bachelors in Architecture from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur and Masters in Urban and Rural Planning from IIT Roorkee. His area of specialization lies in the field of sustainable urban mobility, transit oriented development, resilient cities and convention centers. He has research experience from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and holder of the prestigious DAAD IIT Master Sandwich Scholarship. Along with that he was also a GATE Scholar at IIT Roorkee. As a master’s research scholar he has also worked in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Previously as an Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University, Punjab he was teaching and mentoring architecture and planning students both at bachelors and masters level. Prior to joining GD Goenka University he was the studio head of Arch10 Design Consultants where he headed numerous projects which included shopping malls, group housing and Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB). He was also responsible for the business development and client-consultant management for the firm. He likes travelling and loves to explore India in his free time.

Ms. Deepika Raina – Assistant Professor

She is B.Arch. from DCRUST University (Deemed University) in Haryana. She is Masters in Recreation Architecture from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

She has worked in Noida International University for 3 Years as Assistant Professor. She has handled many assignments during her tenure at Noida International University. She has also worked in Anil Sharma Associates and worked on many projects Like Raddison Manesar, Raddison Pashim Vihar, CIS Pune.

She is a state level Volleyball Player and has won many awards at State as well as University Level. A Traveller by nature she has travelled many places and loves to travel.

She is interested in research on topics like women health and Open Spaces, Architectural Education. She has Presented papers in national as well as International Conferences.

Ms. R.Pushkala – Assistant Professor

R Pushkala is an architect by education with a penchant for sustainable design. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (NIT), Nagpur and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA.

Right from bachelors she enjoyed climate related studies and decided that she would study and practice environment responsive design. During the course of her masters she has worked on various live projects including creating a biking guideline for the city of Pittsburgh along with municipality. She also worked on community development and net zero energy building projects during this period. Post masters, she decided to come back and use her education to be a part of the green building drive in India. She has worked in Mumbai with a green building consultancy and has on field experience of about two and half years. She has worked with various developers like Kalpataru, Godrej etc. for IGBC green certification facilitation. She also has experience working on LEED USGBC and has managed team coordination for various IIT Powai GRIHA projects. She has worked on township scale projects and has incorporated urban design principles to provide sustainable master planning solutions.

She is an avid reader, enjoys photography and theater. She loves animals and has volunteered with NGOs to help towards the betterment of stray dogs and cats.

Ms. Ridhima Sehgal - Assistant Professor

Ms. Ridhima Sehgal Mittal – Assistant Professor

Ms. Ridhima is an Architect –Planner from Delhi with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Vastu Kala Academy and a gold medalist in Masters Degree in Planning with specialization in Housing from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She has over three years of industrial experience wherein she specialise in hotel designing and construction along with interior works for offices and has one year of academic experience wherein she was associated with MBS School of Planning and Architecture.

She has also been associated with research projects undergoing in School of Planning and Architecture on private developers in unauthorised colonies.

Prof. Ajay Sahani – Visiting Faculty

Prof. Ajay Sahani is a director at BMSF Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd. with a proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams. He is a graduate from Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi, B.E. Civil in 1991 and has completed his Post Graduate Studies from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi obtaining a Degree M. TECH. (Structures) in 1996.

His experience in academics is around 15 years which includes his contribution as a Professor in structures at Sushant School of Art & Architecture. He has worked with Mr, Mahindra Raj from April 1992 to August 2000. His is an expert and is specialized in Detailed Structural Design, Computer Aided Analysis for Frames, Dynamic Analysis of Machine Foundations etc. and Checking construction drawings (RCC & Structural Steel) for various units.He is an associate at Indian Association of Engineers and a member of Indian Association of Structural Engineers. He has been one of the three technical jury members for a national level design competition “Notion of the Nation” organized by Tata Steel & ICJ.

Ms. Ruchira Ganguli – Visiting Faculty

Ruchira Ganguli is an architect from SPA, New Delhi with over 11 years of experience. She started her career with Osservatorio Colore Liguria [Mignanego], working on urban projects focussing on application of colours in the external environment and later at S.K. Das Associated Architects on various architectural and institutional projects. She has been consultant architect to National Research Development Council for research & design for the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh as a part of a larger flagship UNICEF initiative and has worked with INTACH [Delhi chapter] on research & conservation initiatives in Leh & Punjab. Additionally, she worked with SKK Lighting [London], Abhimanyu Dalal Architects & Moti Bahri Architects on assorted projects. Currently she is working as the design principal with Vraksh Design Studio, New Delhi [’10-’14] handling projects across a variety of scales from furniture design to campus design.

She has been an National Science Talent Scholar and holds a dual degree from Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven [Masters in Human Settlements & Master of Urbanism and Strategic Planning], a Diploma in Colour Design and a Certificate in European Post-graguate Masters in Urbanism. She has been a visiting faculty to her alma mater, GGSIP University and MBS School of Planning and Architecture over the last 3 years teaching Sociology of Architecture, History of Architecture and working with the Urban Design, Architecture and Building Construction studios. She has also been invited as an external jury to to Lingaya’s University & Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon.