School Events/Activities Club

Guest Lecture by Ar. Vikram Hundelkar
Date: 19 August 2019

The designer of the IIT Gandhinagar was describing his experience on Campus Design, he was describing his concept behind the design. He came up with the concept of no rear view. Students got much clarity to design Campus in terms of their academic designs.

Hands-on Workshop by Rajendra Yeolekar
Date: 22 July 2019

To help students understand the structural concepts behind the tensile structures, a hands-on workshop was organized. Usability of materials like hard aluminum wire, foam board, stockings.

Guest Lecture by Jimmy C S Lim

Date: 05 September 2019

He visited the institute and spent a whole day with the students of SAUDP. The event started with interactive sessions with the SAUDP students in the department. He gave a few hands-on activities to the students. The event ended with a common lecture and sharing of his 50 years of works in architecture at the Auditorium of SSOU from 3 Pm. Enthusiastic students from other colleges also came and joined the interactive session.

3 Days Hands-on Workshop by Dr. Harimohan Pillai
Date: 9, 10, 11 October 2019

The first day started with Conceptual foam board modular design for Exhibition Pavilion. Next, students work on a digital model for the same, and walkthrough was also an addition for the Pavilion in Sketch UP. By the end of 3 days’ workshop students became thorough with structural concept, Sociography, and Digital modeling aided with Walkthrough.

Guest Lecture by Ar. Parag Narkhede
Date: 18 October 2019

A lecture on Design research was conducted for the 3rd year students by Dr. Parag Narkhede. It was on how to write a research paper. He explained the methodology required for research. The importance of following the procedure was explained to them.

Guest Lecture by Ar. Sonali Dahorte
Date: 07 November 2019

She visited the school on the 7th of November 2019, a lecture conducted on evolving concepts. Formulation of concept-based inform, plan, through experience, site features

Guest Lecture by Ar. Kiran Kalamdani
Date: 06 February 2020

The literal meaning of ‘Kimaya’ is the ancient alchemy of distilling gold from simple metals – a process lost over centuries to mankind. ‘Kimaya’ is a partnership firm offering consultancy for various aspects like architecture, urban design, conservation, valuation, and interior design. Kimaya aims at balancing charity and profit, theory and practice, conservation and new build, tradition, and innovation, global and local perspectives. A lecture by him was taken to discuss a few of his remarkable works.

Site Visit : Karla Caves
Date: 28 August 2019

To study the history of caves, different elements used in construction and also the technique used in the construction of such huge caves.

Site Visit : Techno Acoustic
Date: 16 October 2019

The site visit conducted for the 3rd year student for their understanding of Highly automated manufacturing facility. The project that was visited in Pune Urawade, and is a combination of rule and commercial which will be linked to another building across the road. A highly automated manufacturing facility spread over 100000 sq. feet is capable of end to end processing of acoustics panels of any shape, size, design, and color. In a house, the printing process can produce customized acoustic panels printed with any design of choice.

Site Visit : Someshwar Temple
Date: 19 October 2019

The site visit conducted for the 1st year student for their understanding of stone masonry, load-bearing structures, live sketching skills, basic study of the temple structure. And the Gram Sanskriti udyan helped them in understanding the different cultural social and trades of a Maharashtrian village.

Site Visit : CONSTRO Pune
Date: 18 January 2020

CONSTRO Pune is one of the biggest shows of building materials, methods, and machinery under one roof. The event will unleash multiple business opportunities to participate in as a result of shared know-how during the event. It will be an information hub of rapid developments in the industry and also a launch-pad for many new services and technologies in the Construction Industry.

Site Visit : India House
Date: 05 February 2020

India House is the corporate headquarters for Christopher Charles Benninger Architects Private Limited, and its subsidiaries in India and abroad. This modest complex sits on a small urban plot of one thousand square meters, accommodating studios in one building, an underground art gallery, guest accommodation, and a residence in another structure. These are linked together via a louvered pergola creating an open atrium. This study was followed by a small interaction with Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger himself.

Site Visit : ND Film Studio
Date: 04 February 2020

‘ND Studios is a film and television production studio located in Karjat, Maharashtra a north suburb of Mumbai. Established in 2005, it is co-owned by Nitin Chandrakant Desai and Reliance Entertainment. Apart from films, it is also the location reality TV series, Bigg Boss hosted by Salman Khan. Over the years, it has also become a popular tourist destination, as it is 90-minutes’ drive from Pune, Maharashtra.

Site Visit : Retaining Wall Construction , Kiwale , Twin Towers, Ravet
Date: 12 February 2020

A retaining wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds the angle of repose of the soil. The same was studied directly on-site at Kiwale.
S. No.106, Mahavir Corner, S. B. Patil College Road, Ravet, Pune, 412101
A site at S.B.PATIL. ROAD by Sonigara developers to study basement construction with retaining walls and overall construction of the same along with a 14 storey commercial and residential building.

Site Visit : ISCKON Temple
Date: 22 February 2020

The students of SSOU, SAUDP were taken to a site visit to the ISCKON Temple, Nigdi. The agenda for the visit was to understand the timber construction. The entire temple construction is done using timber. The students were divided into groups to study the structure. Few students worked on the site plan, few on materials used, and few on interiors, and the rest on the landscape. The students are also given an assignment of preparing ten sketches of the site.

Asia’s Young Designer Roadshow (Online mode)
Date: 27 July 2020

This Webinar was conducted to bring in notice about the upcoming event/competition conducted on Asia level, where young designers can up and show their innovative designs, if won the students will further be offered scholarship by Harvard University.

Guest Lecture by H&R Johnson (Online mode)
Date: 22 July 2020

The Guest lecture conducted was conducted for all the years of studying in the School of Architecture, Urban Development, and Planning. The lecture comprised of Introduction to the company, the innovations by H&R Johnson, India, Marble and Quartz, The bath and Sanitary fittings, and Nobilia Kitchen. The lecture was very informative and helpful to the students of all three years.

Webinar on Fire Security (Archistudent) (Online mode)
Date: 25 July 2020

The webinar was organized by Archistudent and the Speaker was for the session was Mr. Sandeep Goel. The session revolved around the topic Fire Tower, discussing the intent, Aspect, and Approach.

Webinar by Ar. Rahul Kadam (Online mode)
Date: 14 August 2020

The Webinar conducted by Ar. Rahul Kadam was a pretty interesting session, where he explained to the students about Site analysis. He covered vast areas of the topic, explaining how to analyze sites with different areas, what are the factors to keep in mind, and how to be sustainable and eco-friendly in one’s practices. At the end of the session, he also gave an assignment to the students which was to be completed in a time frame of 30 mins.

Webinar by Ar. Parag Narkhede (Online mode)
Date: 17 August 2020

This session was held by Ar. Parag Narkhede explaining the housing system. It was an interactive session, where the students gained knowledge over the different types of housing, how to plan them, and what to keep in mind while planning.

National E-conference (SAENP) (Online mode)
Date: 23 and 24 August 2020

The conference which was held for two days had many imminent professionals from the field of architecture and other allied fields. This conference was held to discuss and rethinking the current teaching-learning methodologies in the field of architecture and also discussing on how important are the implementation of skills in the field. People from all over India had presented their research papers on the same.

Webinar by Amit Doshi (Online mode)
Date: 25 August 2020

This session was conducted by Mr. Amit Doshi from the Vardhman group, located in Ahmedabad. The session was conducted to apprise students about increasing water scarcity. Mr. Amit Doshi also explained about the various solutions his firm had come to use the fresh rainwater and use it in the right way possible.

Webinar by Ar. Abhay Kulkarni (Online mode)
Date: 31 July 2020

The session conducted by Ar. Abhay Kulkarni was on working drawings. He spoke on the correct way to draft, the measures by which Indian architects lag behind compared to abroad, and how the teaching process regarding the working drawing needs to be changed