Guest Lecture by AR. Subash Chandra sharing his valuable opinions

Gateway College of Architecture and Design, Sonepat organized a guest lecture on 29th August ’18 by Ar. Saurabh Chandra, Director and Principal Architect of Design & Development Forum. DDF Consultants Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Consultancy organization providing research and consultancy in various fields related to Built Environment. The main functions of DDF are to provide research and consultancy services in the areas which have bearing on the creation of social, economic and physical infrastructure and built environment. These include, among others, Design and Development of Human Settlements, Regional and Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, Engineering and Architectural Design. Ar. Saurabh Chandra has been the creative head of DDF, putting Ideas to work. His 15 years of Experience contains various unique projects such as Dam rehabilitation Projects, Lake Development and Tourism Development. He heads the Architectural Department and The overseas division of DDF at UAE. His interest in technology has kept DDF ahead at all times and provided an edge to DDF by developing new Presentation techniques and Imaginative Ideas. He shared his experiences with the students and gave an enlightening presentation to encourage them to utilize their present time to be prepared for the coming professional life. He shared his 10 ideas that would help the students to become successful architects. He elaborated on the following aspects – - Currency as in Profit. - Clients requirement. - Management of Time & Finances. - Developing Relationships with clients and consultants. - Communication being equally important to understand what a client wants and make him understand the design. - Hard Work. - Momentum to achieve the target. - Deadlines and Nightmares that would always be there in the profession if management is lacking. The presentation ended with an interactive session with the students and vote of thanks by Prof. Anil Kumar, Director GCAD. The students were encouraged and illuminated with the session. Following the lecture were the regular weekly Mural activities. In Literary Art students had to write about the experience of “Working with your favorite architect”, they had to imagine the experience and then write about it. In the second activity of Fine arts students had to develop an architecture model with newspapers.