Studies & Conservation
Diploma Course 2018 - 2019
This programme is conducted by experts from all over the country through a series of workshops which give hands-on experience in various areas of conservation such as documentation, condition assessment, building and decorative materials, structural conservation, heritage management and urban conservation.
Head of Art Conservation-Restoration, Research and Training, CSMVS
Mr. Anupam Sah
Mr. Anupam Sah is a heritage conservation-restoration strategist, practitioner and educator and is
presently the Head of Art Conservation, Research and Training at the CSMVS Museum Art
Conservation Centre, Mumbai. He also directs projects and training programmes for the Himalayan
Society for Heritage and Art Conservation and Anupam Heritage Lab (India) Pvt Ltd. He is a recipient
of the Sanskriti Award for Social and Cultural Achievement for his work in the field of heritage
conservation and has been conferred with the title of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy,
by the Government of Italy.
Managing Director and Senior Partner at Vakil Mehta Sheth Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd
Dr. Alpa Seth
Ms Alpa Sheth has completed her Master’s Degree from University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Presently she is the Managing Director and Senior Partner at Vakil Mehta Sheth Consulting
Engineers Pvt. Ltd., a prestigious firm in structural engineering consultancy in Mumbai. She is the
Seismic Advisor to Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority. She is the fellow of Indian National
Academy of Engineering (FNAE) and one of the active members of many Bureau of Indian Standards
(BIS) Committees. She is the founding and managing Trustee of Structural Engineers Forum of India.
Department of Structural Engineering at IIT Madras
Dr. Arun Menon
Professor Arun Menon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering, Indian
Institute of Technology, Madras. He has done his B.Arch from the Regional Engineering College,
Trichy and has an M.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras and a PhD in Earthquake Engineering
from University of Pavia, Italy. He has done extensive research and work on structural restoration of
historical structures and monuments and seismic assessment of heritage structures. He has
undertaken numerous experimental investigations on historical structures.
Principal Architect, Somaya and Kalappa Consultants
Ms. Brinda Somaiya
Ms. Brinda Somaya, Architect and Urban Conservationist completed her Master of Arts degree from
Smith College, USA after graduating from the Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai. She believes
that development and progress must proceed without straining the cultural and historic environment.
Her philosophy: the Architect's role is that of a guardian - his is the conscience of the built and un-built
environment. This belief underlines her work at "Somaya and Kalappa", the company she founded and has headed for the last three decades. Ms Brinda Somaya conducts sessions in Module I:
Approaches in Built Heritage Conservation.
Professor, Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
Prof. Mustanisr Dalvi
Mustansir Dalvi is Professor of architecture at the Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai. His
research is published in 'New Architecture and Urbanism: Development of Indian Traditions'
(INTBAU), 'Buildings that shaped Bombay: the Architecture of G. B. Mhatre'(UDRI), 'Quiet
Conversations: the architecture of Kamu Iyer'(MPC/NCPA), 'Mulk Raj Anand: Shaping the Indian
Modern' (Marg), and is the author of ‘The Romance of Red Stone: An Appreciation of Ornament on
Islamic Architecture in India’ (Super Book House). He has also been published in the Journal of the
Indian Institute of Architects, the Journal ofn the Indian Society for Technical Education, the Journal of
Italian Design and numerous architectural magazines in the country. Mustansir Dalvi writes two
columns on urban issues in Time Out Mumbai and Firstpost.com, where he observes and critiques
the unraveling urban fabric of Mumbai in its present post-planning avatar.
Executive Director (Urban Design Research Institute) UDRI
Mr. Pankaj Joshi
Mr. Pankaj Joshi is a member of the Core Committee of the Built Heritage Studies and Conservation
Programme. In private practice as a conservation architect since 1999, his works include a wide
range from planning, urban design and conservation to architecture and interiors. He has served on
the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee of the State Government and is on the Board of
Governors of Heritage Conservation Society of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development
Authority. He is a visiting professor at schools of architecture and the joint convener of the Mumbai
Study Group, an interdisciplinary forum. Mr. Pankaj Joshi is currently the Executive Director of Urban
Design Research Institute
Principal Architect, K.Unwalla Architects
MS. Kirtida Unwalla
Kirtida Unwalla is a conservation planning professional and has an independent architectural
conservation practice since the past two decades. The focus of projects has remained multi
directional and ranges from restoration projects of individual assets & sites to conservation planning
at larger levels of wider environments. She has worked on numerous conservation, documentation
and listing projects independently and with INTACH. She was the member of the Heritage Committee
at Matheran Hill Station, Maharashtra as well as the Monitoring Committee of the Matheran Eco
Sensitive Zone. She is presently a member of the Satara Regional Planning Board for planning and
management of heritage assets. She has remained an educationist and guided Design Dissertation
thesis at numerous architectural institutes in Mumbai as well as Masters Courses in Architectural Conservation.
Mr. Vikas Dilawari
Vikas Dilawari is a practicing conservation architect with more than two and half decades of
experience exclusively in the conservation field, ranging from urban to architecture. He has done his
double Masters in Conservation from School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and from the
University of York. He was the Head of Department of Conservation Department at Kamla Raheja
Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA) Mumbai from its inception in 2007 till Aug 2014.
His practice has successfully executed several conservation projects ranging from prime landmarks to
unloved buildings of Mumbai. Several of his projects have received national recognition. A total of
twelve of his projects have won the UNESCO ASIA PACIFIC Awards for Cultural Preservation in SE Asia.
MR. David Cardoz
David Cardoz is a conservation architect based in Bandra. He has undertaken numerous heritage
listing and documentation projects for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
(MMRDA). He and his team have done a comprehensive study on the Ranwar Village in Bandra (W)
and he has undertaken numerous conservation and restoration projects in the city.
Mr. Ravindra Gundu Rao
Ravindra Gundu Rao is a civil engineer with a Masters degree in Planning from the School of
Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and an M.A. in Conservation of Historical Buildings,
Landscapes, Sites and Gardens from the University of York, U.K. He has done specialized work in
preparation and use of traditional lime and lime mortars, timber, masonry restoration works and mud
architecture. He has been instrumental in promotion of traditional tools of conservation by initiating
and organizing numerous artisan training programmes. He has also set up a lime and lime products
centre. Ravindra Gundu Rao has carried out conservation works all over the country for various
agencies and is on the board of directors and Chairman of Works Committee of Kalakshetra
Foundation, Chennai. He has been appointed as the technical advisor to WMF projects in MP and
also the Indian Heritage Cities Network, UNESCO, based in Mysore. He is a member of the heritage
committee of Mysore City as well as the Shrirangapatna Town in Karnataka.
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