Suhasini Ayer Guigan – Principal Architect
Suhasini is a graduate of ‘Delhi School of Planning and Architecture’; living in Auroville since 1985 and one of the co-founders of the Auroville Centre for Scientific Research; an organisation dedicated to research and experimentation in the field of appropriate building materials and technologies, water management, renewable energy and solar passive/ climatic architecture and sustainable urban planning.
As head of the Auroville Design Consultants, the Planning and Design wing of this organization, she has designed and implemented over 50+ projects in India in the last 25+ years. She was co-recipient of the Hassan Fathy Award for ‘Architecture for the Poor’ in 1992, co-nominated for the Aga khan in 1992 and recipient of the Design Share Award for educational buildings in 2003 and 2005.
D.A.A. (Diploma in Architectural Assistantship): Women’s Polytechnic, Pondicherry, 2000-2003. Gavury Ramadas joined Auroville Design consultants in May 2003, as an Assistant Architect and designer. She has over thirteen and a half year of work experience in master planning, housing, residential, institutional and few renovation projects.
B.Arch: Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (M.A.N.I.T), Bhopal, M.P, 2008-2013. M.Arch- Urban Design: School of Planning and Architecture (S.P.A), Bhopal, 2013-2015. Ramya joined Auroville Design consultants in June 2015 as an Architect and urban designer. She has over one and a half year of work experience in master planning, housing, residential, institutional and few renovation projects.
Preeti is a graduate of Sushant School of Art and Architecture, New Delhi (2008-2013). She has a keen interest in alternative building practices and after working in New Delhi for two years she decided to come to Auroville in pursuit of learning more about earthen masonry and appropriate techniques of construction. She has been working with Auroville Design Consultants since December 2015. Art, traveling and photography are few of her many interests.
Arul is a civil engineer from Pondicherry University. He has been associated with the Auroville Design Consultants since June 2015.
Attreyee is pursuing her 10th semester architectural internship from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. She has a keen interest in understanding the nuances of renovation projects and sustainable development.
Kadir is an architectural intern from R.V.S.K.V.K. school of architecture, Trichy working with Auroville Design Consultants since July 2016. He is inclined towards learning and understanding the science behind domes, vaults & arches and various other construction techniques.
Karthikeyan is pursuing his 8th-semester architectural internship at Auroville design consultants. He is passionate about learning sustainability in design and different construction materials which enhance the value of design.
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