Do Not Teach Architecture

My advice to architecture students graduating this year: Some of you will go for the Masters, some will join architecture / construction /design firm, some would start on own, but, if you do not get to practice architecture or get a job in the architectural field,...

I want to quit architecture

I wasn’t surprised when a student from fourth year came and said that to me. The second sentence, after he said that he wanted to talk to me. I liked the clarity and straightforwardness in his thought. He said ‘Sir, I don’t want to do architecture.’...

Patterns Surround Us

The stains left out of coffee cups, marks of cutters, paint and some scribbling, all were seen mingling together to form some interesting, thoughtless and random patterns on the drawing boards at Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur. Education cannot be merely...

Let There Be Light

“Tea?” The Professor asked Prof. Devika Sharma, as he saw her entering in the faculty room. “Yeah, sure. Thanks!” She replied promptly with a gentle smile and kept her belongings on the table before pulling out a chair and seating herself. Her computer was flashing a...

Rantings of an Architecture Student

I woke up to this email from a student. I generally tend to read emails as soon as I notice them on my phone and many times, even reply immediately. But, for the reasons stated ahead, I delayed reading the contents of this email. Reasons, one, the subject line which...