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 Core Faculties

Ar.Aparna Surve (I/C Principal)

B.ARCH (Sir J. J. College of Architecture), Master of Design (IDC, IIT MUMBAI), MPWE (IIMB)

Ar. Aparna Surve is a practicing architect and industrial design running her practice for past 22 years and won awards and written publication on Mumbai’s urban Landscape, Street Furniture and Signage systems, which as published by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
She has been teaching for more than ten years in various institutes such as JJ College of Architecture, B M S Bangalore, IDEA College, and IES as a visiting faculty and with KRVIA as part time faculty for around six years. 
As the principal of Aditya College of Architecture, she conducts Architectural Design studios and Allied Design Studios simultaneously working on the Future Academic and institutional Vision for Aditya College of Architecture in the years to come.


Ar.Trupti Biswas (Associate Professor)

B.Arch.M.Arch-Urban Design A.I.I.A , I.U.D.I

Over 17 years  of professional experience in large  scale Architectural, Interiors,
Commercial ,Corporate  and Hospitality Projects
Over 4 years of teaching experience in reputed prestigious institutions
Valuable Research Contributions  to Urban Design
Participation in various seminars ,presentations and design exhibitions.
Won Appreciation as a speaker and awarded Architectural and Design awards


Ar. Swati Gupta Desai (Associate Professor)

B.Arch from School of Planning and Architecture(SPA), New Delhi, Masters in Advance construction management from National Institute of Construction Management and Research’ (NICMAR)

She is a sustainability enthusiast with a decade of varied experiences in field of building design, construction and building sciences after bachelor’s degree in architecture from ‘School of Planning and Architecture’(SPA), New Delhi. She completed her masters in Advance construction management from National Institute of Construction Management and Research’ (NICMAR) for better industrial exposure and has attained credentials like BEE Certified ECBC Master Trainer, GRIHA Representative, IGBC AP and ‘EDGE Expert’. With a background of training and capacity building with The Energy and Resources Institute and exposure to designing, construction management, project management and green building design in past, she has contributed to extensive training programmes for both professionals and students country wide.


Ar.Rasika Chodankar (Assistant Professor)

G.D. Arch. from Academy of Architecture, Mumbai University

Worked closely with Ar. Sanjay Puri as an Associate on many High rise towers and Recreational projects
Over 15 years of independent Professional Industry experience with special focus on Residential Townships, Bungalows and Interiors.
Extensively travelled abroad as a consultant for High-tech entertainment projects.
Over 5 years of Teaching experience.

Awarded  ''Birla White Yuva Ratna''  for four consecutive years as a guide in their National Design competition.


Ar. Anshul Sinha (Assistant Professor)  

B.Arch, Mumbai University.

Over 3 Years of Professional Experience in the Industry with special focus on Residential,Institutional and Master Planning projects.
Over 3 years of teaching experience in University of Mumbai. 


Ar.Preetam Mhadgut (Assistant Professor) 

M.Arch, Project Management, Mumbai University.

B.Arch, Mumbai University.

7 years of Experience in the Industry with special focus on Recreation, Residential and Master Planning projects.
Mumbai University appointed Assistant professor with over 3 years of Teaching Experience. 


Ar.Sonia D'silva Fonseca (Assistant Professor)

M. Arch, Theory and Design form C.E.P.T. University, Ahmedabad & B.Arch from University of Mumbai.

Over 3 years of professional practise at Renowned Architectural firms & visiting teaching experience at other institutes, her interests lie in Theory of Architecture & also has an inclination towards a Research study on Historic structures in Mumbai while yet pursuing her own free lance practise.
She aims at exercising her knowledge, creativity & skills towards the progress of the field & keep guiding young minds in the right direction, while yet learning from them.


Ar.Tanuj Jain (Assistant Professor)

B.Arch degree from NMIMS University

Studied Architecture with a focus on Urban Design.
Over the past 5 years, he has worked with a number of architects and designers on institutions, hospitality and residential projects. He has his own practice based out of Mumbai with projects in the Retail and Residential Sector. 


Priyanka Kshatriya (Assistant Professor)

M.Arch Town Planning (US)

Priyanka Kshatriya has received her Masters degree in architecture from LTU, Michigan with a specialization in town planning. she is an Architect with comprehensive experience preparing Design for the completion of commercial, public, and residential buildings.

She has a proven ability to prepare drawings of architectural designs which include detailed plans, elevations, and sections.She is experienced in leveraging technical expertise in AutoCAD and Photoshop to develop presentations and renderings. She is skilled in applying creativity to create highly appealing, exciting, and interesting designs that engage and evoke emotion 


Ar. Sanketa Patel (Assistant Professor)

B. Arch, Mumbai University

Having a 3 year Professional experience in the field of architecture and has worked on various projects including Residential, Hospitality, Townships and Institutional. At Aditya College of Architecture, as a professor she aims at guiding students, nurturing and adding finesse to their creativity which will help them achieve their future endeavours. 


Ar.Daniel N DSouza (Assistant Professor)

M.Arch degree from Manipal University

Studied Urban Design and Development. He is interested in the analysis of interaction between people and architecture.

Over the past 5 years, he has worked with a number of architects and designers on landscape and interior projects. He has his own practice based out of Mumbai. 


Ar.Ritika Tiwari

B.Arch from Nagpur University & Diploma in Project Management from MSBTE.

Experience of over 8 years in multiple sectors and regions around the world, Capable of delivering globally acclaimed solutions while adapting to local conditions and constraints. This experience has provided with a wide range of expertise in quality standards, specifications and international best practices.

Project experience includes hotels, resorts, palaces, and high end villas, commercial, Residential buildings in India, USA & Interior Designing of Residence and Commercial Spaces in India.


Ar. Rachita Noval

B.Arch(Honours), Rajasthan Technical University

She secured first position all over the university and was felicitated with the Gold medal by the university. With over more than two years of experience in the industry with special focus on the residential and hospitality projects, she wishes to exercise her creativity and guide students about the ‘Architecture integrated with Interiors'. 


Ar.Vivek Karelia

B.Arch From Asmita College of Architecture, Mumbai University.

Practical work experience under Architect Hafeez Contractor and I was as a Faculty Member in one of the reputed universities in Punjab. Apart from this I also have done free lancing in the field of architecture in Mumbai and gained considerable experience with regards to the practical workings within a professional environment. Working on projects of varying scales, on architectural projects, I performed a variety of different tasks from making design drawings and working drawings and assisting in the making of client presentations.


Ar.Smit Goghari (Assistant Professor)

M. Arch. (Environmental Architecture)

Ar. Smit Goghari is a practicing architect with work experience of 5 years in architectural projects like institutional buildings, residential buildings and single family houses. His core subject being Environmental Architecture, he aims to impart knowledge and ideas about sustainable and efficiency in design. 


Ar.Chiraag Punjabi (Assistant Professor)

B.Arch.from University of Mumbai. 

Ar. Chiraag Punjabi completed his bachelor’s degree from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. Post graduating in 2014, he worked at D.I.G. Architects before joining Aditya College of Architecture as a full time faculty. He tries to critically assess systems and processes of teaching in order to bring new parameters in the field of education. He actively writes blogs for architecture related websites in addition to pursuing his own free lance practice.


 Ar. Renuka Kale

B.Arch From Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA)

She was felicitated with A Citation for her Thesis project from KRVIA, was Runner-up of the NIASA Zone-3 Thesis awards and was also selected for the CEPT Kurula Varkey Design Forum, 2014.
After finishing her graduation, she worked at Mobile-Offices (MO-OF), an architectural firm based in Mumbai.

A Deep Interest in Sustainable Architecture & Ecological Awareness has led her to pursue her M.Arch in Environmental Architecture and is also involved in Urban Farming activities. Her teaching methods revolve around the overlaps between environmental studies and architecture.


Ar.Ashwin Parmar

B.Arch From Mumbai University.

 

  


Ar.Deepthi Kuriachan (Assistant Professor)

Master of Architecture (IIT-R), 8.89 CGPA, Batch Topper.
B.Arch.TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala University


Over 5 years of teaching experience as Core and Visiting Faculty in various architecture colleges affiliated to Mumbai University handling various theory, design and technical studios.
Over 4 years professional industry experience handling different scale projects with Architect Hafeez Contractor, various architecture design firms in Cochin, Kerala and private freelancing.
Thesis topper during M.Arch at IIT-R. Research Paper presentation and publication in conference proceedings in a conference on Progressive Architecture 2012, Fab Fest, SRM University, Chennai.
Various conference and workshops organised at IIT-R and participation in various seminars, presentations and design exhibitions.
Taken responsibility of ARC/ACTC officer for MASA admission process, paper setter, examiner, juror, organizer for guest lectures and compering College Events.


Er.Jignesh Vanjara (Assistant Professor)

M.E. (Civil)from University of Mumbai.

Over 7 years of teaching experience in reputed college under Mumbai University. Worked as a paper setter, moderator and external jury member under university of Mumbai.