An MoU was signed between the the French Embassy and KIIT School of Architecture & Planning. The purpose is to collaborate in the field of planning and heritage management.
The first of which was a workshop on “Urban Cultural Heritage and Smart Cities – From Past to Future” which was held in KIIT School of Architecture and Planning from 7th -12th November in collaboration with the French embassy involving 27 students and faculty from ENSAS (Strasbourg, France) , KIT (Germany) and KRVIA, Mumbai, concluded the First Phase with a review of its recommendations at KRVIA, Mumbai on 15th November by a team of Indian, French experts and practitioners in urban planning, conservation , art and culture historians and critics.
Texas Tech University, USA
Summer School at TTU Center Seville, Spain(May 20-27,2018) as part of MOU between School of Architecture and Planning , KIIT University and Texas Tech University, USA and Pecs University ,Hungary.
An intellectually stimulating week-long workshop in TTU Center Seville, Spain (20-27 May 2018) to find solutions to a contemporary issue being faced across nations “Aging” that is challenging both social stability and national economy through “Biomimicry in Salutogenic design” which is an approach that is aimed towards complete physical, psychological, physiological and social well being.
17 students from School of Architecture and Planning ,KIIT University and 3 students from Pecs University, Hungary explored solutions in the Western and Indian context to Design for the Elderly with faculty from KIIT University (Prof. Sudha Panda ,Prof. Sabyasachi Mohanty)and Pecs University(Dr.Gergo Stranyak ,Prof. Alexandra Peto) and Critics Panel Prof. S S Ray, Director School of Architecture and Planning KIIT University , Dr. Sharran Parkinson of Texas Tech University, and Dr. Gabriella Medvegy Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information from University of Pecs.
INTACH AH Division
An MoU was signed between KIIT School of Architecture & Planning and INTACH Architectural Heritage Division Delhi.
The first collaboration was a documentation and report prepared for the “Vernacular Weaver’s settlements of Kushanpuri & Bhatli in Bargarh District”. Our students documented the two villages in detail, to come up with solutions aimed at upliftment of housing standards of weavers, through on site mapping, measured drawings, systems analysis and community participation.
BUKC (Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Center)
An event marking the long standing collaboration between our school and BUKC (Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Center), the think tank of Bhubaneswar Development Authority.
Guests included eminent Planner Mr. David Stein, Planning Consultant to BUKC-BDA, Mr. Bankim Kalra (Project Director of BUKC-BDA) and Mr. Kamran Naseem (Land use Planner, BUKC-BDA). Some key aims of this collaboration are; KIIT partnering with BUKC-BDA for a no. of initiatives; Live Urban Design & Planning workshops; Setting up of the Urban City Architecture Museum in the school’s premises; and many more.
Lecture by Er. Shakun Vaidya (GM, Technical Services at Dalmia Cement) and Er. Amitava Mitra (AGM, Technical Services at Dalmia Cement on “World of Cement & Concrete and Career Scope in Cement Marketing Industry” by Dalmia Cement.
As part of the collaboration, are students get to visit their manufacturing facilities as well.
IGBC – Green League
IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) partnered with the School of Architecture & Planning, KIIT for conducting a three day workshop for professionals. This was aimed at equipping them with adequate knowledge about green buildings, designed and delivered as a series of lectures by experts.
KIIT School of architecture and planning is the WINNER of the 6th IGBC Green Champion Award under the category of ‘Institute encouraging IGBC Accredited Professionals’.
The 6th Green Champion Award Ceremony was held during the IGBC Leadership Awards Night on 27th September, 2019 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), HITEC city, Hyderabad.
IGBC – Student Chapter
IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) partnered with the School of Architecture & Planning, KIIT for launch of its students Chapter. The event was folowed by of a two day green building workshop, on 15th and 16th March 2019,where 54 students across the batches participated and the event was inaugurated by the chairman Mr. Manoj Kar and Co-chair Ms. Sophia Firdous of CII IGBC Bhubaneswar chapter.
The school initiates these activities to induce the sense of sustainable development in students with the belief that the future generation of architects will go GREENOVATIVE.