IPSA Collaborative
IPSA Research and Documentation

The school conducts lectures and workshops taken by eminent personalities and professionals from their respective field of expertise. Conducts design competitions, debates and quizzes, inter-college tournaments and a student festival showcasing the talents and expressions of the student community.


Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot is the first and only institute imparting architectural education in Saurashtra region. The institute has built its base on rich repository of cultural and historical inheritance of native region, allowing the build to deal with complex contemporary issues of Identity, Ideology, housing and habitat more sensibly.

Institute’s endeavor is to create responsible interventions when envisioning the change in built environ on one hand, while to address the larger issues of sustainability more sharply on the other.

Institute seeks to preserve, teach and expand the knowledge of Design to ensure requisite quality of environment and life in such a diverse society it serves and educates an individual to assume significant role in the architectural profession.

Institute has conducive space for working with supportive infrastructure, which creates an efficient platform facilitating growth and experimental activies. In addition to such basic infrastructure, the institute has been strengthened by various distinct and diversified faculties and consultants having wide knowledge, obtained through qualification/s & professional exposure/s.

On the base of its academical endeavor, achievement and learning; the institute intents to serve a society by contributing in the field of Research. The core intent of research shall be to respond and resolve the real-life issues of humanity through design and architecture.

IPSARC (Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture Research Cell) is a vehicle; which shall govern, guide, promote and facilitate the journey of exploration, research and corresponding activities. IPSARC shall also act as a ‘Resource centre’ for an individual or for a group, in order to fulfill the aspirations of ‘Research, Planning and Policy advocacy’ to and for betterment for immediate environ/s.

In above said context, IPSARC would be glad to associate with organizations for collaborative and consultative projects.


In addition to being a Council of Architecture requirement for schools of architecture, there are strong reasons for the presence of an element of a Field / Outdoor study in the curriculum. It is important that we remember the spirit of those reasons, in order to make the Related Study Programmes (RSP’s) more meaningful.


To see the application or manifestation of the knowledge, that is gained in the classroom, in real life situations – through meticulous Observation, Inferences & Conclusion

To experience architecture in the whole scheme of things – the environment, society, inhabitants, and then the architectural/constructional aspects as being derivations thereof.

To learn otherwise from Life, through adaptation, exposure & experience. While being an academic exercise, the absence of the “classroom” contributes to this “other” learning.


The RSPs are conducted every year, in the month of November-December, as compulsory, in the first three years of the architectural course. They are referred to as RSP 1, 2 & 3.

The number of students is therefore the full batch is therefore full, i.e. 40 (forty) students, boys and girls, from different parts of the country, largely from Gujarat.

Since each RSP lies exactly between the semesters, the intent of each has an immediate obligation towards the semesters preceding & following it. There is a good chance that the design studio problem of the following semester might be located somewhere at the RSP place, to benefit from the students familiarity with the place.



  • Way of Life & Built Forms as strongly emerging from the PLACE itself.
  • Reflection of the relation between the way of life and corresponding built form.
  • Choices seen as limited to / resulting from the particular local environment in terms of Climate, Topography, Materials, Skills & ensuing Activities


  • Studying the relation of a Unit, a Cluster & a Neighbourhood
  • Part & Whole relationship within the fabric in a settlement
  • Nature and characteristics of Open spaces in relation to the Built spaces (& vice versa)
  • Nature of Construction – and reasons for that choice.


  • A Priori design –executed as per an already conceived design (indicative of planning)
  • Institution – standing for certain values and ideals, expressed in building
  • Larger Order and contribution of each Element chosen, with internal rhythms-sequences.
  • Execution Order – chronology of conception, design, construction, finish.