07. 04. 2018Plan to Study Architecture?
On 7th April, Avani invites Plus One and Plus Two students and their parents to listen to and talk to teaching and practicing architects on PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE. The workshop will be held on 7th April 2018, 9.30AM to 12.30PM, at the Conference Hall, Nikarthil Chambers, Mini Bypass Road, Calicut. To register, contact + 91 97464 78705. Registration fee: Rs. 500
09. 03. 201812 Pune Architects visit the campus
Twelve of Pune’s leading architects visited Thamarassery as part of their exploration of architecture in Calicut. They conducted a detailed study of the Avani Institute of Design campus as project, in order to understand its architecture, design and its context. This toud
17. 02. 2018Jim Jarmusch’s “Night on Earth” screened at Traces 2
Jim Jarmusch’s path-breaking film “Nigh on Earth” (1991) was screened at Avani Arts Initiative, Chalappuram as part of the on-going Traces 2 exhibition. A discussion of the work and its context followed.
28. 01. 2018Avani holds the Traces 2 Exhibition
Avani’s Annual Exhibition of Architecture Sketches was inaugurated on 28th January 2018 at Avani Arts Initiative, Chalappuram. The month-long exhibition, inaugurated by one of India’s leading contemporary artists Surendran Nair, showcases a documentation of Avani student’s architecture tours, captured as photographs, sketches and videos, as well as works-in-progress studio models of our advanced students.
28. 01. 2018Artist Surendran Nair visits campus
One of India’s premier voices in contemporary art, Surendran Nair visited Avani. His lecture included a detailed journey through his life and works. He also shed light on his own experience with censorship, and his thoughts on the artists right to freedom of expression in contemporary India.
26. 01. 2018Republic Day celebrations at Avani
Avani celebrated Republic Day at the Thamarassery campus, rededicating ourselves to the ideals of the country. The flag was hoisted by the Principal, Ar. Kerstin Frick, and the keynote address was delivered by the Dean if Research and Innovation, Dr. KAM Anwar.
12. 01. 2018Construction on The Avani Campus Student Residence begins
Construction on The Avani Student Residence began with the foundation stone being laid on 12th January 2018 in the presence of the Avani Institute of Design Chairman, Ar. Tony Joseph, Trustees Ms. Sonia Tony and Mr. VA Hassan, Historian Dr. MGS Narayanan, Archaeologist Dr. K K Mohammad, Staff, Faculty and Students. The complex is estimated to be completed in the coming academic year.
16. 12. 2017Artist K K Muhamed introduces students to Linoleum-cut printmaking
Renowned artist and sculptor K K Muhamed conducted day-long a printmaking workshop in Linoleum-cut printmaking for Semester 3 students. Students were encouraged to develop forms from their own immediate context and develop them into prints.
15. 12. 2017“Tracing Phalke” comes to Avani
Kamal Swaroop’s award-winning work “Tracing Phalke” was screened on campus. The film’s assistant director and author of the accompanying book, Sreejith Karanavar, as well its sound designer Gautam Nair and editor Shweta Rai talked about the work and its process.
13. 12. 2017Renowned writer Unni R comes to campus
One of Malayalam’s most energetic contemporary authors, Unni R visited Avani. In his interactions with students of the Literature club, he spoke about his inspirations, his style and his life across literature and film.
16. 08. 2017Avani moves to Permanent Campus
Avani Institute of Design has moved to its permanent campus at Ambayathodu, Thamarassery, approximately 35 kilometers from Calicut city. The new campus is well connected to Calicut city by the busy NH766. The Institute spread over approximately 3.2 acres, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and learning as well as other activities that help on students’ professional and personal development like project work, design work, research and co-curricular activities.
22. 04. 2017In discussion with Rahul Mehrotra
The faculty at Avani along with advisors Peter Rich and Dean D'cruz, Academic Council and Executive Council spend a morning with architect and academician Rahul Mehrotra, reviewing the past academic activity, followed by a discussion about the various aspects of 'teaching' architecture. '
10. 02. 2017Master Class with Peter Rich
South African architect Peter Rich engaged with the first year students in a week-long project at Gujarati Street, a quarter of cultural and historical significance in Calicut.
08. 08. 2016Orientation 2016
Orientation week for the newest batch of 40 aspiring architects and their parents began on 8th of August 2016.
13. 05. 2016'Avani One' - Annual Student Exhibition
Avani Institute Of Design hosts its first Annual Exhibition - 'Avani One', at Mandalay Hall, Kochi , from 13th to 19th May, 2016
23. 02. 2016IIA Kerala Chapter Awards Jury Drop-In
Architects B.S.Bhooshan, Dean Dcruz, and Sanjay Patil interact with the students and review the academic progress at Avani.
29. 10. 2015Dean D'Cruz Visits Avani For Workshop And Presentation
Renowned architect and Advisor to Avani, Dean D'Cruz hosts a design workshop and presents his work to the students and guest architects at Avani
01. 10. 2015Bose Talks Art At Avani
Artist, Kochi Biennale Director and Avani Advisor, Bose Krishnamachari introduces the students to a plethora of work from the world of art through presentations and an interactive session with the students.
07. 09. 2015Regular Classes At Avani Begins
Regular classes for B.Arch program commences at Avani City Campus, Nikarthil Chambers, Calicut.
31. 08. 2015Commencement Ceremony
The institute opens at a public function held at Malabar Palace on 31st August 2015 with the traditional lighting the lamp.
31. 08. 2015Orientation Program
Orientation Week begins with Registration and the Orientation Program for students and parents on 31st August 2015.
31. 08. 2015Avani Annual Lecture
Chitra K Vishwanath speaks at the first Annual Avani Lecture at Malabar Palace, Calicut on 31st August 2015
15. 06. 2015Avani is Affiliated to the University of Calicut
Avani Institute of Design is now affiliated to the University of Calicut.
15. 06. 2015Avani's Administrative office is inaugurated'
Avani's administrative office is now up and running! Do drop by for any enquiries.