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Sangeet Sharma

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Sangeet Sharma is an architect based out of Chandigarh. Architecture is his profession. He is partner in SD Sharma & Associates, a known firm in Chandigarh. He has been conferred hon. Doctorate by Berkeley Univ. His architecture is termed as “cubist modernism” and is highly influenced by Chandigarh, modern and sustainable architecture.

He is widely published and featured in prestigious journals in India and abroad. He practices sustainable architecture. He is a winner of ten awards in architecture, significant being- The “GRIHA Exemplary performance award” for his project in Coimbatore, three projects awards for sustainability and various others for the best structures to name a few. He has earned many momentous titles such as one of the ‘Hot hundred architects‘, famous fifty ‘ and ‘most inspiring architects of India’ in various books and journals.    

He has varied passions.

He has authored five cult books on architecture; his latest “Castles in the Air” took the profession by storm. He has been awarded two literary awards in authorship including ‘National Book Honour Award’-2017. He is also a poet and has penned his poems in English under the tile “The Touch of Moon”. He was awarded the ‘Poet of the year’ by the poetry society.

His essays on architectural aesthetics culminated in the book called “Archi Talks”. His popular book on Chandigarh “Corb’s Capitol” has been translated into three languages.  He has been involved in many “writers workshop” that delves in teaching writing expressions both literary and prose. He is the only profession’s pride who has been invited in many literary festivals.

He is a sought after motivational speaker and have delivered almost hundred and fifty talks including in many Universities abroad. He was invited to deliver the TEDx talk at NMIMS Hyderabad. His talks on design, Chandigarh, modernism, sustainability and life  are very popular with the students. He  has developed a workshop IDSS-In depth with Sangeet Sharma, that he and his team conducts in the colleges, comprises of lecture series and active design exercises in the studios.

He is a trained singer and guitarist. He recorded a CD of his  popular Hindi songs titled “Melody with Me”. He was also invited by ‘Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy’ to perform in the famous Tagore Theatre.

He is an artist, and was award the state award by world wild life fund in Bangalore. He is also an educationist, profoundly taking interest in the promotion of education.

He founded “A3 Foundation”, a forum that promotes Art, Architecture and Aesthetics. The foundation organizes seminars, conferences and awards students, teachers and associates professionals in the profession every year. A3 awards are today a name to reckon with.

His versatility is note worthy and is a delight to define him. The profile is large as is his personality, and philosophy which can shift areas of interest at any forum.

Awards in Architecture

    • Awarded Best Sustainable Project-2009” by “Archidesign” for “KMG Towers , Mohali (Pb).

    • Awarded Best Concrete Structure-2009” by “Indian Concrete Institute” for KMG Towers at Mohali (Pb)

    • Awarded “Commendation Certificate” for “Excellence in Built Environment”-2009 by “Indian Building Congress” for Timex Factory at Baddi (HP).

    • Awarded “Best Architect Industrial” -2009 by “IAD Awards” for “TIMEX factory at Baddi (HP).

    • Awarded Commendation Certificate” for “Excellence in Built Environment”-2005 by “Indian Building Congress” for “Boys Hostel at NIPER, Mohali (Pb).

    • Honored and Felicitated by “The Economic Times” for the contribution in architecture & Design Space at Architectural and Design Summit held in Mumbai on 29 August 2013 as future “Architectural Icon”.

    • Awarded “Best Concrete Structure-2013” for his project Netsmartz IT Building by Indian Concrete Institute.

    • Awarded “Best Concrete Structure-2016” for his project Mega Boya Hostel at NIT Jalandhar by Indian Concrete Institute.

    • Awarded “GRIHA Exemplary performance Award-2017 in Passive Architecture Design for  PSG Institute of Technology & Applied Research, Coimbatore (T.N) by GRIHA Council.

        • Awarded “Best Concrete Structure-2017” for his project Damcosoft, IT Park, Chandigarh by Indian Concrete Institute.

           

          • Was a speaker at “TEDx” on the topic “Buildings that Sustain” in NMIMS Hyderabad

International Invitations

  • Invited by “University of Munster, Germany” for a talk on Chandigarh Architecture.
  • Invited by “Pulchowk University, Kathmandu” for talk on “Sustainable Architecture”
  • Invited by “Foundation Le Corbusier, Paris” for a talk on Le Corbusier and Chandigarh
  • Invited by “University of Malaya, Kula Lampur” for a talk on “Chandigarh-The Urban Experiment”.
  • Invited by “Uitm, Malaysia” for a talk on “Chandigarh-The Urban Experiment”.
  • Invited by “Veritas Architects Kula Lampur” for a talk on “Chandigarh-The Urban Experiment”.
  • Invited by “Taylor’s University, Kuala Lampur” for a talk on “Chandigarh-The Urban Experiment”.
  • Invited by “PAM a professional body of architects in Malaysia” for a talk on “Chandigarh-The Modernistic Experiment in Architecture and Town Planning (Relevant or Irrelevant)”
  • Invited by “NSU, Singapore” for a talk on Chandigarh

Projects on Evolution Stage

  • Convention Centre at PSG Coimbatore.
  • Science Museum, PSG Coimbatore
  • Senate Hall, NIT Jalandhar
  • Human Genetic Centre at Jammu University
  • Controller of Examination building at Jammu University
  • Physical Education Block, Jammu University
  • SLIET Longowal
  • IIT Roorkee
  • Himachal Pradesh Technical University
  • Library and Museum at Coimbatore

Award in Architectural Authorship

    • Awarded award for “Creative Excellence and Architectural Authorship” by “First Friday Forum” in year 2010” for versatility writing on Architecture, autobiography, poetry and technical books.
    • Awarded for “Best book-2017”  for his book “Castles in the Air “in Fraction category by Nation Book Honor Award.

Author of four books on Architecture

    • Architectural Aesthetics, Publisher-Abhishek Publications
    • Step by Step Hospital Designing and Planning, Publisher: JAYPEE publications
    • Architecture Life & Me, Publisher: Rupa & Co.
    • Corb’s Capitol, Publisher: Abhishek Publications
    • Castles in the Air, Publisher: Rumour books, India

National Invitations

  • Indo Global College of Architecture in November 2007
  • Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture in December 2007
  • Ayojan School of Architecture in April 2008
  • Anna University, Chennai in April 2008
  • BMS College of Architecture in April 2008
  • NIT Hamirpur in April 2008
  • University School of Design in May 2008
  • Manipal Institute of Technology in September 2008
  • Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering & Technology in September 2009
  • Guru Nnank Dev University in September 2009
  • RIMT College of Architecture in September 2009
  • Alliance France, Chandigarh in November 2009
  • Invited by siddaganga institute of technology March 2010
  • Babu banarsi das institute of technology August 2010
  • Appejay College of Design, Jalllandhar, March 2011
  • University of Tumkur Septmber-2011
  • SMDVU, Jammu October 2011
  • Gateway College of Architecture, Noida January 2012
  • Sunderdeep College of Architecture, Faridabad March 2012
  • IET Bhaddal November 2012
  • DCRUST Murthal February 2013
  • School of Planning & Architecture March- 2013
  • MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology September-2013
  • Miasi College of Architecture January 2014
  • Chandigarh University in January 2014
  • Appejay Noida in 2015
  • Chandigarh College of Architecture 2016 & 2017
  • MM University 2017
  • GZSCET 2017
  • IIID Lucknow in 2017
  • Invited by Dayananda Sagar School of Architecture for conducting workshop on ‘Writing’

General Recognition

  • Recognized as “Architect of the Month” in the journal “Archi Times (Pakistan) June 2008.

  • Awarded commendation certificate by Poets International Organization, Bangalore for poem titled “The Friend” in 1978.

  • Visited various schools in South India to unearth young talent in poetry as a part of the above scholarship.

  • Selected as one of the Twelve best artists by World Wildlife Fund, Bangalore in 1976.

  • Awarded the Group Study Exchange scholarship by the International Rotary Foundations, Nov. 1994. Sent along with other three Professional to U.K

  • Had the rare privilege as one of the best Resorts (Projects designed) being selected for publication in   A+D Magazine (Sept.1987)

  • A review on the book “Architectural Aesthetics” in the “Society Interiors” magazine (March, 2006)

  • Featured as “HOT 100 Architects” in Architect & Interiors in 2015.

  • Featured as “Most inspiring 50 Architects of India” in MGS Architecture in 2015 and 2016.

  • Selected as 50 architects from country to exhibit their project in National conference in New Delhi for year 2015,2016, and 2017.

Articles on Architecture

  • Article titled “Institute of Microbial Technology” published in Journal of Indian Institute of Architects  1993
  • Article titled “Pillars of Faith” published in the Sunday Reading of ` The Tribune’ 1992
  • Article titled: “Crux, Core and Continuity (Indian Architecture)” published in Sunday Reading of `The Tribune’ 1992
  • Article titled “Fenestrations” – `The Architects Trade Journal ‘ 1991
  • Book on Poetry published a manual of poetry titled “The Touch of Moon”
  • Article published in Indian Architect & Builder under the column “ Design Paradigms ”
  • Crux, Core & Continuity
  • Conserving Through Memory
  • Vernacular – In the New Guise
  • Architecture as the New National Icons
  • The Dilemma of Arab Architecture
  • My Personal Space
  • Discovering New Chandigarh
  • Architect : The Artistic Technician
  • Continuing Industrial Aesthetics
  • Bridging Architectonics

Other Accomplishments

    • One book on English poetry “The Touch of Moon
    • Founder Chairman Of A3 Foundation
    • Exhibited Photographs
    • Fifty Published projects in various journals
    • Thirty Five Published articles
    • Delivered many lectures in India & abroad
    • Is on visiting faculty and various juries

Projects Published

  • Project “Natural History Museum” published in Architecture +Design Journal 2016
  • Project “DAMCO” published in Architect Mirror Journal 2016
  • Project “NIPER hostel” Architecture + Design Journal 2009
  • Project “Department of Biotech” in JIIA 2010
  • Projects “ Mega Boys Hostel at NIT” and “Human Genetic Centre” published in Architectural Ideas
  • Project “Restoration of Boys hostel” at CSIO in Architecture + Design Journal in 2016
  • Project “Auditorium at Solan” in MGS Architecture journal in 2016
  • Project “SEBIZ” at Hindustan Times in the year 2009
  • Project “KMG” published on Indian Institutes of Architects Journal in 2009
  • Project “HCL” published in the Indian Architect & Builder Journal 2009
  • Project “Boys Hostel at NIPER” published in Indian Architect & Builder Journal in 2007.
  • Projects published in Lifestyle Magazine

Recent Important Projects

Department of Biotechnology, Jammu University

Natural History Museum, Jammu University

NETSMARTZ IT Building in IT Park Chandigarh

Restoration of Boys Hostel at CSIO, Chandigarh ( Preserving Modern Heritage)

IT workshop at CSIO, Chandigarh

Mega Boys Hostel at NIT Jallandhar.

Hospital at Rajgir,

Administrative office at DRDO, Patna,

Auditorium for Nauni University at Solan

DAMCO IT building, Chandigarh

DDE Block, Jammu University

PSG Engineering College

Examination Halls at Jammu University

PPHC Auditorium

PPHC Library & Cafeteria Block