Aabid Raheem is presently a Principal Architect and Urban Spatial Analyst at [ar&de], Cochin, after having worked in London, Auroville and Ahmedabad. He graduated from MES School of Architecture and thereafter completed his masters from The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, London. He is a visiting faculty and juror at different schools in the region. He has published and presented his research at international conferences and his articles have also featured in other print media.

AR.Ashok Raj

Ashok Raj is the Creative Director and partner of Contour Dakshin Architects. He has completed his Bachelors from C.E.P.T University, Ahmedabad and completed his Masters from Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He is actively engaged in academics as a Lecturer, Visiting Faculty and Juror at various architecture schools in India

Prof. Kerstin Frick, Principal

Born and raised in Germany, Kerstin completed her undergraduate and post graduate education in architecture at the internationally renowned TechnischeUniversity at Berlin, Germany. Herresearch work as student was based in Spain as well as India. She has won numerousprestigious scholarships including the Government of India Scholarship for Research, and the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship. As Principal, her vision is to expand its activities into new areas, encourage academic research and build exchange programmes for AVANI’s students


Mathew is the founder of Bloom Companies, LLC and has completed his graduation in B.S Civil Engineering from the University of Calcutta and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from UW-Milwaukee. Prior to founding Bloom, Mathew worked for the City of Milwaukee and played an integral role in the City's infrastructure design.

AR.Vivek P P

Vivek completed his Bachelors in Architecture from NIT, Calicut and Masters in Urban Design from National University of Singapore. An architect committed to nature inclusive & contextually responsive designs, his firm De Earth has won various national awards. Vivek also serves as Guest Faculty at many architectural institutions including NIT Calicut.