ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Ar.  AABID RAHEEM

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.  ANURADHA CHATTERJEE Ph.D

Dr Anuradha Chatterjee is Dean (Academics), Avani Institute of Design at Calicut. She has a 5 year Dip.Arch, TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi; M.Arch History and Theory and PhD, University of New South Wales. Dr Chatterjee has taught in India, China, and Australia for the past 17 years. She is the author of three books: John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture (Routledge, 2018, 2019); Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney (2015); Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques and Practices in Art, Architecture and Design (Cambridge Scholars Press 2014, 2018). Dr Chatterjee is also the Area Editor for South/East Asia for the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015, as well as Companion to The Guild of St George; Member of Editorial Board, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Regional Editor for Asia Pacific, Textile: Cloth and Culture (Taylor and Francis journal); Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland. Dr Chatterjee's books have been supported by prestigious research grants like the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art: Publication Grant (Author) and Research Support Grant; Stones of Venice Grant, Ruskin Library, Lancaster University.


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


Mr.  MATHEW THARANIYIL

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.