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Academic Activities

Balaji Rajasekaran

STUDIO

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2021 July | Formative Design Studio
Architectural Design III | Semester 04
Tamil Diaspora – Social & Material based Studio.

2021 December | Explorative Design Studio
Architectural Design VI | Semester 07
Campus as a system of Architectural Language – Space Making, Architectural Language & Grammar.

2020 July | Explorative Design Studio
Architectural Design V | Semester 06
Framing Program Requirement based on the existing market crisis, three sites situated in different climatic zones and three different building typologies for students to design.

2020 December | Explorative Design Studio
Architectural Design VI | Semester 07
Process-based Design Studio.

2019 July | Foundation Design Studio
Architectural Design I | Semester 02
Model Making and Architectural Delineation | Semester 02

2019 December | Foundation Design Studio
Basic Design | Semester 01

2018 July
Model Making and Architectural Delineation | Semester 02
Architectural Design Detailing | Semester 06

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2017 December | Urban Design Studio
Architectural Design VI | Semester 09
Ephemeral City.

2016 December | Urban Design Studio
Architectural Design VI | Semester 09

WORKSHOPS | INVITED LECTURES | COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

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2020 June
Collaborative project with North Dakota State University,
North Dakota, USA in developing five software products for design professions.

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2020 April
Webinar 2020: “Design Deliberation in Architecture” by Parul Institute of Architecture and Research.

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2019 October
Invited Keynote Lecture on “Architectural Search” at R.V College of Architecture, Bangalore.

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2020 January
Winter Workshop – O’Shell – experimental Design & Built project as part of ongoing research by C.A.R.E School of Architecture, Trichy.

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2019 July
Summer workshop – “Procedural Design” exploring new vocabularies in architectural expressions by C.A.R.E School of Architecture, Trichy

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2018 December
AA Visiting School, Delhi – “Breathe” 2018 – investigating how we could resolve air pollution within infrastructure and create innovative solutions to combat climate change, Sushant School of Architecture, Delhi.

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2017 
Tectonics – Workshop on Form-finding Techniques – Prime College of Architecture, Kilvelur, Nagapattinam.

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2016
‘FILLING THE VOID – Computational design tour INDIA‘ – Computational workshop, an OPEN DESIGN STUDIO across 5 cities in India – New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh & Chennai.

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2014
Hyperthread’14 – AA Visiting School – Chennai – 10 days design & make the workshop, AA Visiting school by AA School of Architecture, London & Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) Education.

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2013 
Hyperthread’13 – Mexico City – 10 days Design & Make workshop by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), as part of ZHA Education.

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2013
Make Lab’13 – Dorset, UK – 5 days workshop engaged with computer-aided architectural design and fabrication experiments to explore new modes of design conception.

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2013
ACADIA 2013, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – “Evolutionary design principles” nominated for Pechakucha talk.

COMMITTEE / PANEL

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2022 January
CAADRIA International Reviewing Committee – Part of the Review Committee of Abstract stage and Full paper stage of Research Papers of CAADRIA 2022 – International Conference, Sydney, Australia.

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2022 January
B.Arch Thesis Panel Member – Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (PMU), Thanjavur.

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2021 July
Member, Syllabus Sub-Committee Anna University – Revision of Curriculum and Syllabi under Regulation (R-2021) for Non-Autonomous Colleges Affiliated to Anna University – M.Arch. & M.Arch. Digital Architecture. .
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2021 January
B.Arch Thesis Panel Member – Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (PMU), Thanjavur.

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2020 January
B.Arch Thesis Panel Member – Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (PMU), Thanjavur.

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2017 June
Resource Person – Teacher’s Training Program – Computing In Architectural Education, Practice and Research organized by Council of Architecture –  Training & Research Center (COA-TRC), at McGAN’s Ooty School of Architecture

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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Registered Architect, Council of Architecture, India (COA)

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Member, Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)

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Member, Kumbakonam Architecture Foundation (KAF)

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Member, The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), U.S.A

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Member, Computer Aided Architecture Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Asia

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Member, International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU)

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