19Jun 20

Acquisition of ODES TO HAPPINESS: Work of Architect Manisha Shodhan Basu

CEPT Archives Ahmedabad

6/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Archives acquired the exhibition 'ODES TO HAPPINESS: Work of Architect Manisha Shodhan Basu' curated by Anthill design.

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28Sep 18

Archives wins National Grant

CEPT Archives

9/28/2018 3:00:00 PM

CEPT Archives, a new initiative of the University, has been recognized by the National Archives of India through a grant awarded for conservation and digitisation. The grant is a critical first step in being recognized as an archive of national significance. This will open new opportunities of collaboration with state and other national organizations engaged in efforts of art and cultural heritage preservation. The period of the present grant is till March 2019. Previously, CEPT Archives has collaborated with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to help document its old records.

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01Aug 18

Acquisition of Collection of Himanshu Parikh Consulting Engineers(HPCE)

CEPT Archives

8/1/2018 2:00:00 PM

Himanshu Parikh Consulting Engineers (HPCE) was founded in 1982 by Prof. Himanshu Parikh. After studying in Cambridge University he worked as a structural engineer in the U.K. for ten years on highly reputed projects, before starting his own practice in India. He has held various positions outside his practice, including professor at School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad, visiting lecturer at Cambridge University and member of Governing Council of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

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31Mar 18

Donation of Sabarmati Ashram Drawings

CEPT Archives

3/31/2018 2:00:00 PM

Via Dr. Tridip Suhrud, CEPT Archives was donated 3 files which contains various drawings of Sabarmati Ashram which are available at Gandhi Heritage Portal. These may be used for study, research and any non-commercial activities. One shall credit Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust, Ahmedabad ( and Gandhi Heritage Portal ( appropriately while needing to use the drawings

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21Feb 18

Acquisition of Collection of Sathe & Associates

CEPT Archives

2/21/2018 4:00:00 PM

Ar. Sarvesh Sathe, son of Ar. Shrikant Sathe, donated 6 projects to the CEPT Archives done by Sathe & Associates. These drawings include a May of Malaysia and architectural and structural drawings of Malwa Sugar Factory in Madhya Pradesh and others. Over 6 decades and 3 generations of Architects, Sathe & Associates has been creating Architecture that has redefined the urban landscape. The firms early Architecture set the precedent for today’s innovative work and living spaces. The single thread that unites this firm’s work is the creation of energetic spaces or “life-spaces”. Architecture that creates structures of energy and flexibility, where the textures of the outside come in to allow the user a welcome freedom to participate in, and enjoy the space. Interior Design, that synthesized this Architecture and the site, the craftsmen and the artisans and most importantly, the needs of the client. Today, Sathe & Associates is known for its fresh and exciting design concepts and its

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11Jul 17

Acquisition of Ar. Jaimini Mehta Collection

Vedarth, Studio Jaimini Mehta, Baroda

7/11/2017 2:00:00 AM

Earlier in July, 2017, Archives' acquired and got physical material from Ar. Jaimini Mehta. Jaimini Mehta. Archives recently got valuable additions to Architect Jaimini Mehta’s Collection. Following his traveling exhibition which was held in Ahmedabad at CEPT Archives in collaboration with FAAA in Feb, 2016, and the exhibition material was donated to the Archives, Ar. Jaimini had decided to archive his works with the CEPT Archives for future generations to refer. The material received from him as a donation to Archives includes drawing rolls of about 50 projects, approx.. 4308 slides, 550 circular slides, 7 boxes of negatives, traditional drawing tools & instruments that has scales, set scales, French curve, erasing shield, drafting instrument, erasing tool & many others. Jaimini Mehta is an architect and an independent academic based in Baroda, India. He studied architecture at M.S. University of Baroda and at University of Pennsylvania in the Louis Kahn Studio, and went on to work

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28Nov 16

Acquisition: Archives of Ar. Maneck Doongaji

Maneck Doongaji Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Office

11/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

We recently received the signed acquisition Papers from Anahita Spitznagel Doongaji (Daughter of Late Maneck R. Doongaji, who passed away in August 2016, earlier this year). Mr. Khushroo Kalyanwala, Director of the Archives, met up with Anahita at the Maneck Doongaji Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Office near Regal Cinema in Mumbai. Since both his children permanently reside outside India and his daughter Anahita, who is also a practicing architect in Zurich, the family has decided to donate all his work to CEPT Archives. Ar. Maneck Doongaji (a Parsi married to a swiss, Lt. Barbara) now deceased, started independent practice late in life & has a small but interesting body of work which includes work for the Britannia Company in Bangalore. Previous to his independent practice, he worked along with his associate Mr. Soli A. Gilder on interior projects for clients such as The Consulate General of Switzerland, British Airways, Arthur Andersen, Deutsche Bank, Coca-Cola and E. Merck (India) Ltd.

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31Oct 16

Archival Images featured in IA & B Magazine


10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

CEPT Archives contributed to “Indian Architecture & Builder” Magazine for their 30th Anniversary Special edition October 2016. This issue carries 14 prominent architects & designers’ critiques on projects by other eminent professionals including International practices. The critique about ‘Space, Patterns and Light’ by Ar. Soumitra Ghosh, is on Indian Institute of management Ahmedabad (Louis I. Kahn). Since Ar. Anant Raje worked closely with Louis Kahn on this project, the images for this article have been contributed by CEPT Archives from its Raje Collection. IA&B is one of the oldest architecture journals in circulation in India.

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16Sep 16

Old Maps tracing right back to 1700 ca

CEPT Archives

9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

CEPT Archives has received a digital collection of Old Maps tracing right back to 1700 ca of Amsterdam, Parts of ASIA, a court of Persia & Paris by Map makers like Covens & Mortier, Isaak Tirion, G.Child Sculp, Danckerts, Lotter& Gilles Robert De Vaugondy.

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11Aug 16

Exhibition 003: Arvind Talati, a forgotten pioneer of modern Indian architecture.

CEPT Archives

8/11/2016 6:30:00 PM

Narratives about modern architecture in India have often overlooked the contribution of many pioneers. As a result, the accounts tend to be simplistic and incomplete. This exhibition is an attempt to fill a gap in history. At one level, it is a valuable archival endeavor, at another, an effort to expand the understanding of modern architecture in India. Arvind Talati’s works show that modern ideas and experience in Corbusier’s office were inspiring and also relevant, but needed to be contextualized and reinvented. Climate and cost mattered to design as much as modern principles and technology. The exhibition has tried not just to display his professional projects but also provide a sense of the time in which Talati was practising. By showcasing his education and training in Corbusier’s office, and his impressive body of work, the exhibition provides a glimpse of the trajectories of his ideas and how they manifested in his buildings.

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17Jun 16

Modernist Contemporaries at CEPT Archives: C. Correa & A. Talati

CEPT Archives

6/17/2016 2:46:00 PM

Some of India’s oldest and significant architects’ works, namely Charles Correa (Mumbai) and Arvind Talati (Ahmedabad), will now be available for reference and research at the CEPT Archives, Ahmedabad (India) from this month onwards. While architect Charles Correa’s physical archives are being preserved by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London; their digital archives have been uploaded on a web-based portal. Architect Arvind Talati is one of the oldest post-independence architects of the country, settled in Ahmedabad since late 50s. Contemporaries from the Modernist period in India, both these architects have worked together on varied occasions. It is thereby a matter of privilege for the CEPT Archives to host their collections.

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01Aug 15

Launch of Exh 001: Documentation Tradition at CEPT

CEPT Archives

8/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

CEPT Archives and its first exhibition are being inaugurated by Prof. M. A. Dhaky, along with the guests of honor, Dr. Pradeep Mehendiratta and Dr. Vandana Sinha from American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), Gurgaon.

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