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CEPT University

CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats. Its teaching programs build thoughtful professionals and its research programs deepen understanding of human settlements. CEPT University also undertakes advisory projects to further the goal of making habitats more livable. The University comprises five faculties. The Faculty of Architecture was established as the ‘School of Architecture’ in 1962. It focuses on design in the private realm. The Faculty of Planning, focused on planning in the public realm, was established in 1972 as the ‘School of Planning’. The Faculty of Technology, which concentrates on engineering and construction, was established in 1982 as the ‘School of Building Science and Technology’. The Faculty of Design was established in 1992 as the ‘School of Interior Design’. It deals with habitat related interiors, crafts, systems, and products. Faculty of Management is a newly established faculty from the Faculty of Technology Management and it focuses on Habitat and Project Management. CEPT University takes its name from the ‘Center for Environmental Planning and Technology’ (CEPT). CEPT and the various schools that it comprised were established by the Ahmedabad Education Society with the support of the Government of Gujarat and the Government of India. The Government of Gujarat incorporated CEPT as a university in 2005. The University Grants Commission recognized CEPT University under section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 in 2007. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of the Government of India recognizes the University as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO). 

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Tanu Sankalia

Tanu Sankalia is Associate Professor and Program Director of the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies at the University of San Francisco where he teaches courses in urban planning and design, architectural and urban history, and architectural design. Professor Sankalia's research interests cover areas of architecture and urbanism from the local context of the San Francisco Bay Area to the global perspective of India. Current projects include a co-edited volume of essays, Urban Reinventions: San Francisco's Treasure Island, forthcoming from the University of Hawaii Press, which examines future plans for Treasure Island in the context of global, large-scale land development, and against the backdrop of the island's seventy-year urban history; a book manuscript called The Urban Unseen, which explores the historical, theoretical and design themes related to interstitial spaces in San Francisco's historic urban fabric; and, Mumbai-Caracas: Urban Spaces and Subjects in the Global South, which is an attempt to bridge cultures across Latin America and South Asia around shared experiences of urban space and modernity. Other research projects are related to the planning and urban design of public spaces in India. Professor Sankalia is co-founder of the University of San Francisco faculty reading group El Circulo, which meets every week to read and discuss critical theory.

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Leo Pereira

Born and brought up in Ahmedabad, architect Leo Pereira is an alumnus of School of Architecture, CEPT University. He began his career by working with architect Hasmukh C. Patel and then setup his own office in Ahmedabad. He has been practicing and teaching at CEPT University for more than 25 years now. His architectural portfolio consists of wide ranging typologies, from private residences, farmhouses, churches, institutions, to offices and many others.

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Bruno Dias Souza

Goan-born Bruno Dias Souza, like his contemporaries and close friends - Charles Correa and Raj Rewal, belonged to a generation of architects that sought to rediscover what Modern architecture meant for India. Architect Souza had an illustrious architectural career, his winning of the Goa High Court national competition and his receiving of the special honor from the Government of Portugal. Some of his acclaimed works include Okhla Parish Church and Loretto Nuns Convent in New Delhi, his own house Altinho and Goa Assembly, and World Bank UNESCO projects. We have the Oral History Recordings that compliments the collection.

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Arvind Talati

Architect Arvind Talati is one of the oldest post-independence architects of the country, settled in Ahmedabad since late 50s. Born in Vadodara, architect Talati completed his architectural studies from Sir J J School of Architecture, Mumbai in 1953. He then worked with one of the most celebrated firms of the country, Master, Sathe and Bhuta, in Mumbai before he moved to Paris, to work with Le Corbusier for almost three years. Some of his important contributions to the city include M J Library, LIG housing, Liladhar Kalidas house, Nanavati house, Sulochanaben Hutheesing house & Study of Lakes for AMC. This archival collection at the Archives consists of working drawings, representation drawings, photographs, skethces, memoirs of his times in Paris and at Le Corbusier's Office, and several other items.

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Manisha Shodhan Basu

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Sarto Almeida

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