Chairman and President

Late Shri Pravinbahi Maniyar
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Managing Trustee

Shri Lalitbhai Mehta
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Trustee

Shri Kaushikbhai Shukla
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Trustee

Shri Harshalbhai Arvindbhai Maniar
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Trustee

Dr. Sanjeevbhai Mahendrabhai Oza
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Trustee

Late Shri Sanjaybhai Jayvantbhai Maniar
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Academic Advisor

Kirit Kamdar
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Ar. KiritKamdar is the most senior person at Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot. Since the inception of the school, is has been associated with the school. He is a graduate in architecture from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda in 1968. He is a practitioner based in Rajkot with an experience of over 45 years. His experience into practice is the guiding principle to the school and its students. His practice and the guidance to the students emphasizes on user centric design. He has travelled extensively across the world and his familiarity with the people and cultures across the globe opens up a wide array of thoughts for a school to grow.

Design Chair Professor

Kishorbhai Trivedi
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Director and Professor
Kishore Trivedi is a practicing architect based in Rajkot since 1980 and a Professor at Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture since 2000. His role is pivotal in the inception and development of IPSA. He is an expert member of the faculty selection committees at CEPT University, Ahmedabad and South Gujarat University, Surat. He is a member of Senate and Academic Council at Saurashtra University. Professionally; his practice includes varied scale projects into the residential, institutional, commercial and industrial design. He is the recipient of ‘Architect of the Year’ award by J.K.Cement in 2001 and 2008-09 for V.V.P Engineering College at Rajkot and Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot respectively. He has won many national level design competitions. He has attended many national as well as international level conferences and seminars and has also presented papers in it.At school, he is majorly involved in design courses. He has guided many students for their final semester dissertations. He has been a mentor for the curriculum revision and up-gradation. He critically looks into the course taken by all the faculties and their methodology adopted; which has continuously helped the school grow. He has been instrumental in inviting senior architects at the campus for student interaction and exposure; Ar. Anant Raje, Ar. Balkrishna Doshi and Ar. Charles Correa were a few among the many.

Principal

Devang Parekh
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Devang Parekh is an Urban Designer. He did his graduation in architecture from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara and post-graduation in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has a teaching as well as professional experience of more than 17 years. His major area of research and teaching is in environment, ecology and built environment. His current interest is in understanding large dimensions of Sustainability in Architecture. He is a member of Board of Studies at many Architectural Schools and has attended several National Conferences and Workshops.

Dean and Academic Coordinator

Hitesh Changela
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Prof. Hitesh Changela is the Dean of Architecture Department in Saurashtra University, Rajkot. He did his graduation in architecture from SCET, South Gujarat University, Surat in 2000. Since then he is into practice and teaching. After 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, he was associated with Hunnarshala and Shelter Innovation and Support Centre at Kutch as a Consultant Architect. He had actively worked in the team for Kutch NavNirvanAbhiyan and Paraplegic Shelter. His major area of research and teaching is in building materials and construction, and structures in architecture. His hobbies in travelling, mountaineering and photography has brought to him a strong knowledge of vernacular practices across the country.


Associate Professor

Hakimuddin Bharmal
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Prof. Hakimuddin M. Bharmal is Head at H.D.Centre of Planning (PG Dept. of IPSA, impartingMasters programme in Urban & Regional Planning) and Associate Professor at IPSA since 2016. Heis an Architect and Urban & Regional Planner and is associated with IPSA since its inception in2000. He did his B.Arch. from SCET, South Gujarat University, Surat in 2000 and M.Tech. (URP -Urban and Regional Planning) from SOP, CEPT University, Ahmedabad in 2006. He has also donean Advanced PGDBA (Finance) from SCDL (Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning), Symbiosis,Pune in 2012 and pursuing Ph.D. from Dept. of Management, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. Alongwith active association with academics, he is equally engaged with professional practice andpracticing as an Architect, Interior Designer and Urban & Regional Planner’ across the States. He ispioneer in conceptualizing and incepting ‘Research Cell’ and various new programmes at both, UG& PG level. He is erstwhile Coordinator of Exam Section & RSP programme of IPSA. He hasattended several national & international workshop, seminar and training programmes onArchitecture, Planning & Research. On behalf of both Institutes, he is helping local Authorities as anAdvisor for Urban Planning & Development segment, including Parking Policy, advisory for RUDADP-2031, Sculpture & Island project, review of CGDCR, etc. He is Lead-Planner in Institute’sproposal for ‘Area Based Development of Green-Field under Smart City Mission for Rajkot’. Apart ofall, he is a Poet & Writer and expressing his ideas, observations and emotions through variouswriting mediums.

Assistant Professor

Jayesh Shukla
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JayeshShukla is an artist from Ahmedabad. Settled in Rajkot since last 8 years, he is a graduate from C. N. College of Fine Arts at Ahmedabad. He completed his Diploma in Drawing and Painting from there in 1987 and a Post Diploma in Print Making from the same institute in 1989. Since then he is a painter and has been associated with many institutes in teaching art and design. He has received fellowships for higher studies from Gujarat State (1988-89) and Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy (2000-2001). His work has been exhibited in various national as well as international exhibitions since 1987. He is the recipient of awards from various Art Societies which includes Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy in Graphics (1991, 1995), Sculpture (1994, 1997), and Painting (1996), and many more.

Assistant Professor

Ar. Hitesh Parmar
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Ar Hitesh Parmar is a double graduate in architecture and civil engineering. He did civil engineering from Saurashtra University in 1995 and Architecture from Indian Institute of Architects in 2010. He also did Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IGNOU in 1996. He is also National level Trainer and International level presenter in Adult Education from Junior Chamber International (JCI). He is in to practice since 1996. He worked extensively in Saurashtra region in Architecture and Structure Designing. His area of interest in practice are cost effective solutions to architecture and large span structures. He has worked with Architect Kishore Trivedi for 6 years time period.He,apart from architecture, engineering and adult education, studied management concepts like 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, SMED, KANBAN, Just In Time, Poka Yoke etc extensively and also imparts training on it. He is Blackbelt in Sigma and ISO Lead Auditor and certified Lean Management Professional.He is also an author of 2 books, "Beyond Midbrain Activation - Train The Trainer Manual" and "Attitude - 365x24x7" which is sold extensively on amazon and flipkart.Training Design and Educational Content, Activities and Game design are his skill areas. He is also a national level player in table tennis.

Associate Professor

Brinda Shah
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Brinda Shah is an architect based in Rajkot. She did her Bachelors in Architecture from School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad in 1998 and Masters of Architecture in International Studies in Vernacular Architecture from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England in 2004. She is a practicing architect, teacher and a researcher. She has taught at various architecture schools including Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad and Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot since the past decade. Her professional works as well as research papers on architecture have been published in various magazines and journals. She has participated and presented her work in international conference. The professional works accomplished by her with her partner has received national and international design awards. She has extensively travelled across the country and abroad. Her areas of interests apart from architecture are music and painting.

Assistant Professor

Rupesh Patel
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B.Arch.
M.Arch. [ASC]Rupesh Patel is an Assistant Professor at IPSA since 2013. He has done his Bachelorsin Architecture from Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture in 2008 and Masters in Architectural and Settlement Conservation from CEPT University in 2013. He has been teaching Building Materials and Construction, Structures and Design Studio since then. He is a Research Assistant in IPSA Research and Development Cell and the Project Head from IPSA in Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission. He is also the Proprietor and leading architect of SPARSH, an architecture and interior design firm since 2008. In his teachings as well as practice he focuses on the making of the building and is sensitive to human interaction with the built spaces.

Riddhi Shah

Assistant Professor
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An architect with a specialization in Theory and Design, Riddhi has a strong inclinationtowards research in architecture. She did her graduation in architecture in 2006 (Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Saurashtra University, Rajkot) and post-graduation in architecture - Theory and Design in 2009 (CEPT University, Ahmedabad). She is teaching at IPSA since 2011 and takes Humanities, History of Architecture, Research Methods and Design Studios. She had also been a Visiting Faculty at CEPT in Theory and Design in 2009 where she assisted in Architectural and Urban Design Theories, Research Methodology and Design Studio. She was a Lecturer at Government Polytechnic for Girls in Ahmedabad. According to her, critical thinking is the most important aspect one must cultivate in order to be able to respond to different situations in life and career. In all the courses that she takes, the aim is on developing critical thing abilities in students. Cultivating and enhancing the reading and analyzing abilities in students coming from vernacular language background as well as students coming from English language background is the biggest challenge for her. AT IPSA, she is the Convener in the Library Committee and works in various areas for the up gradation of the library and foster reading in students. She coordinates Electives, Travelogues and Guest Lecturers for the extra-curricular development of individuals at IPSA. Her study on ‘Semiotics of Architecture’was awarded asthe Best Thesis at Masters in Architecture for which she received Louis Kahn Award and a Gold Medal. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Architecture from CEPT University. As a part of her study, she completed her Minor Research on ‘An Inquiry into Historiography as a Tool for Research – Islamic Architecture of India’. At present, she is doing her Major Research on ‘Texts in Architecture from the sixties to the nineties – Rhetorical Analysis’

Assistant Professor

Ar. Rushikesh Kotadiya
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Vishal Chawhan

Assistant Professor
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Elyas Panwala

Professor
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SATISH VORA

Professor
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Parth Shah

Professor
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Prakash Mandavia

Associate Professor
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Parag Udani

Associate Professor
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Architect Parag Udani graduated from M S University, Vadodara in 1996. He trained under Architect Kishore Trivedi and is practicing in Rajkot since 2001. He has worked extensively on projects of various types and scales. Parag was the Secretary and Chairman of Indian Institute of Architects, Saurashtra Centre. He has been invited for juries at various schools of Architecture in Gujarat and has presented his works in conferences. His paper on Affordable Housing was selected and published in the ARCASIA Journal and works have featured in many magazines. He has won several architectural competitions. Parag has won the First prize at the ‘HUDCO Design Awards 2016’ for Affordable Housing project for RMC at Rajkot. His design was selected amongst the ‘TOP – 25’ in the Ultratech sponsored Building for a Billion competition. Mass housing is a subject of his special interest.

Anil Vadgama

Associate Professor
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Anil Vadgama is an architect practicing in Rajkot, he did his graduation in architecture from M.S.University in 1996 at vadodara. He has practicing experience of more than 15 years. He has been associated with architecture school IPSA Rajkot since 2006. He has worked for various architectural projects. He is associated with diverse public/semi public government bodies.

Anand Sonecha

Assistant Professor
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Anand Sonecha is a graduate of IPSA, Rajkot. His undergraduate design thesis – Indian Institute of Management, Shillong enquired the evolution of educational institutions of India, under the guidance of Professor Balkrishna Doshi. Anand co-founded SEALAB with Mariana Paisana in 2015. The organisation was created to shelter the work that they were developing in India and Portugal, but also with the aim to start a collective platform for architecture and arts. Before establishing SEALAB, Anand worked with Professor Balkrishna Doshi and Rajeev Kathpalia at Sangath in India and Álvaro Siza in Portugal. Anand is currently involved with projects at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and others in Gandhinagar. Simultaneously, along with his friends, he conducts “Forum”, a project that brings young professionals from diverse disciplines and cultures on a common platform, to share their experiences, works, and knowledge. Recently, Anand presented “Initial works at Sabarmati Ashram” at Gund Hall, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University as a part of IndiaGSD lecture series.

Kanishka Suthar

Assistant Professor
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Komal Patel

Assistant Professor
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Nirali Lunagaria

Assistant Professor
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M.Arch (Major in Urban Design & Minor in Coservation)
Nirali Lunagaria is an architect based in Rajkot. She has pursued her masters from CEPT University, Ahmedabad in 2015-17 where she has done major in Urban Design & Minor in Conservation. She is a graduate of Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot in 2008-13. She is practicing as an architect, Interior Designer and Product & Graphic Designer.

Ami Mehta

Assistant Professor
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Ami Mehta is a Landscape Architect. She is a graduate of Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, Rajkot. She graduated with her strong inclinations for designing with nature. She was a part of design firms 2PKM Architects, Mangalore and PVDC, Rajkot, where she was involved in various commercial and residential projects. Later, she went on to seek her interest and pursued her masters in Landscape Architecture. She is a post graduate of School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, where she was rewarded with The Best Thesis Award for her study. Being a part of landscape firm, Design Cell at Gurgaon, she was involved in hospitality and residential landscape projects. Her major areas of interest are intangible values in architecture and ecology science, two extremes and both contributing towards making architecture indigenous.


Administrative Officer

Rajani Rupareliya
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B.Com.

Accounts

Mayuri Vora
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M.Com.
PGDBM
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Accounts

Pravin Agravat
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Examination

Ketan Jadav
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M.Com.
PGDCA

Librarian

Haresh Talatia
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B.A.
M.Li. & I.Sc.

Library Clerk

Vishal Sapariya
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B.Com.
M.Com.
B.Li.Sc

Library Clerk

Dipak Rajgor
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B.Com.

Examination

Viren Dave
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Computer Lab Assistant

Pankaj Bhalsod
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Diploma In Computer Engg.
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