Faculty: Benny Kuriakose | Khushi Shah

TA: Sneha Anand

Architectural Conservation

Historic buildings, structures and architectural remains are important and irreplaceable material evidence of the past deserving all suitable efforts for their preservation. The Architectural Conservation studio aims to impart holistic understanding of cultural, design and technical aspects of built heritage conservation. The studio will engage with real sites allowing students to comprehend the complex issues in historic building conservation and make well considered decisions. The studio exercise will entail thorough investigation of a chosen historic building or structure through research, documentation, analysis and condition assessment followed by exploration of possible conservation approaches, critical evaluation and decision making for design. The process will enable students to develop a well-informed conservation proposal integrating architectural design and structural interventions. In addition to regular studio sessions, the course will involve intensive field workshops with expert faculty and input sessions by invited experts to provide the students with a holistic understanding of conservation process.

Studio Unit


Understanding the Place

Condition Mapping & Assessment

Value Assessment & Understanding stakeholder's aspiration

Approach to Conservation & Design Proposal