Rajalakshmi School of Architecture (RSA) was established in the year 2010 under the aegis of Rajalakshmi Educational Trust whose members have had consummate experience in the fields of Education and Industry. Affiliated to the Anna University, RSA follows a well established curriculum and syllabus that is constantly evolving based on current needs and recent architectural, cultural, social and technological developments.
Rajalakshmi School of Architecture, with a unique focus on sustainable urbanism, is committed to exploring creative, integrated solutions to improve the quality of life in our cities and the sustainability of the places we inhabit. The School of Architecture's innovative pedagogy introduces integrated project delivery methods and democratic decision-making processes, while simultaneously developing critical thinking skills to prepare the next generation of architects and urban designers.
At Rajalakshmi School of architecture we provide an environment for continuous progress and not one judged by examinations and end semester milestones. We believe that a student's journey of progress nudged through critical guidance from experienced faculty is most crucial.
"Architecture begins where engineering ends" - Walter Gropius
If you are interested in an architectural education, there may be various options in the country as well as abroad to pursue your interest. However, at Rajalakshmi School of Architecture, you can be assured that we are fully committed to providing a world-class, fully-rounded design education, keeping a student's personal goals and best interests at heart. With accreditation from the Council of Architecture, and the advantage of being affiliated with the world renowned Anna University, Chennai, we continually strive to higher standards of design and research in the architectural and urban design scenario. Every student is ensured individual attention and constant support and guidance to becoming the best they can become. We spare no opportunity to expose our students to the living world of contemporary and historical architecture through study trips all over India and the opportunities to attend prominent guest lectures and meet some of the well-known minds of the architectural and design world.
"The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire and persistence" - Milton Glaser
We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic students who are sincerely interested and willing to work, towards contributing to the design scenario in India, so that we can provide an ideal platform from which they can achieve great heights. One needs to truly believe that they can be the change they want to see in this world. Most importantly, we are looking for bright young minds, which truly have a passion for creating art through architecture, and are committed to the development of architecture as an ideal platform to ensure social, cultural, climatic, functional, aesthetic, economic, religious and political comfort. Architecture was never just for the bourgeois, but it truly is for the benefit all people.
"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us" - Winston Churchill
To provide quality education that strongly contributes towards the development of responsible, educated and creative Architects who are fully equipped to create a better built environment through unique and effective architectural, planning and design solutions.
The Vision of Rajalakshmi School of Architecture derives from the definition of Sustainable Development - environmental, economic and cultural development over generations.
Our Goals for next 10-15 years in terms of U.G. Courses :
B.Arch - 5 Years Bachelor Degree Program, Approved by the Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi and Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai
Admission for B.arch is open to all Indians and foreign nationals (provided the applicant should fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements for admission as per Council Of Architecture, New Delhi and Anna University, Chennai norms)
The candidate should apply for counselling through Anna University for University seat allocation
Eligibility is as per the norms of Council Of Architecture and the Anna University, Chennai.
Higher secondary or 3 year Govt. recognised Diploma with 50% aggregate and Mathematics as a compulsory subject (or) International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
Pass in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) with minimum - 80/200.
For more details, visit: www.niasa.org (or) www.nata.in
The design philosophy of Rajalakshmi School of Architecture derives from the definition of Sustainable Development - environmental, economic and social development over generations. With an emphasis on 'Green technologies' and eco-friendly ways of developing the built environment the department strives to focus on urban regions - the engines of economic development while highlighting cultural overtures of architecture and its role in defining the grammar of the built environment.
Study of Architecture is the manifestation of the interrelationship between cultural/social identity; resources available; keeping out gravity, weather and water; and, the utility of the building. The first two paradigms illustrate the relationship with Art, the second and third with Technology and the last with Human Factors.
True to 'Architecture' being a verb, much of knowledge is gained by 'doing' and 'experiencing'. Working hands-on with models and other materials makes learning interesting. Working in a real office environment is a key part of 'doing'. Frequent study tours and educational tours are part of 'experiencing' architecture.
Provide an environment for continuous progress and not one judged by examinations and end semester milestones Provide opportunities to solve real world problems and allow students to interact with practicing architects regularly.
Effective learning begins with great teachers. Faculty members of RSA include Researchers, Scholars and Creative Artists at the top of their game. All our faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of our students, and committed to creating essential connections both within and outside the School in order to reach the highest levels of artistic and intellectual excellence.
Ar. S. Madhan Raja
Ar. K. Magesh
Ar. K. Karthikeyan
Ar. V. Selvakumar
Ar. S. Babjee
Dr. R. Kalaiselvi
Ar. S. Sujatha
Ar. K. Sundararaman
Ar. Anugraha Devadhas
Ar. D. Prasanna
Ar. G.S. Vincent
Ar. V. Merin
Ar. J. Poornima
Ar. Shivika Nishit Salian
Ar. K. Hemalatha
Ar. A. Ranjitha Grace
Ar. S. Prabhu
Ar. R. Mujahirudeen
Ar. M. Haribabu
Ar. D. Isvaryam
Ar. Mary Mathew
Ar. M. Jhannupriyaa
Ar. K.G. Preethi
Ar. B. Sakthipriya
Ar. S.A. Jackson Paul
Ar. Rekha Ravikumar
Ar. K. Saranya
Ar. R. Balamaheswaran
Ar. J. Subramaniam
Mr. C. Rajesh
Ms. W. Balkis Banu
Mr. N. Mohamood Ul Hasan
Mr. S. Ganeshkumar
The College has Design Studio, Art studio and model making workshop, Construction yard, Audio-Visual Room with individual computers, Computer center with architecture software, Library with 500 titles and magazine subscriptions
The School of Architecture has an exclusive library that is within the confines of the School. It has a large collection of international books, journals and magazines that enrich the study of Architecture. The books are handpicked to complement the teaching philosophy of the school with the aim of providing the students a 3600 learning experience.
The CAD lab has been established to cater to the training of all students with latest CAD&CAM software. The software available includes: Auto CAD , Revit Architecture, Google Sketchup, 3Ds Max, PPM & Primavera. Certification courses are being run for students by our faculty members.
A canteen is functioning within the premises of the college to serve hygienically prepared food to the staff and students. A subsidized mess is also operated in the campus. A separate mess for boys has been provided.
We have separate hostel for boys and girls. The hostel can accommodate 400 boys and 400 girls. Single room accommodation is given to the final years and PG students. They are also permitted to use their own computers in their own rooms. The mess is spacious with a dining hall and kitchen. Separate seating arrangements are made for both boys and girls.
A full fledged Transport department functions in the college with buses to provide transport facility to students and staff from various places. This service is offered ensuring a hassle-free and safe transportation. Bus -routes, boarding points and timings are provided in the website exclusively maintained by the Transport Department.
Design studios are incorporated in the syllabus every semester that graduate from basic design sensibilities in the first semester through single space designs, gradually increasing the scale, scope and complex contextualities of the design finally culminating in an individual large scale design fully researched, conceptualized, drafted and presented by the student in their Final semester Thesis.
We ensure a sufficient student to staff ratio, including eminent faculty from the academic as well as industrial spheres who provide students one-on-one attention, personalized dossiers for each student, hone presentation skills and generally develop their design sensibilities to the maximum. Architects strive to identify personalized goals for each student at the beginning of each semester, and continuously monitor progress to achieve superlative results.
The students are required to undergo professional apprenticeship at various Govt. / Public /Private sector organizations.
RSA organizes a number of seminars, guest lectures, workshop and conferences in recent topics to enhance the knowledge of students and Faculty members. Students are taken to visit active sites to gain practical knowledge.
Internships form an integral part of course module. Various forums have been created and students are motivated to do projects by attaching themselves to any one of the forum.
The students and faculty members are encouraged to publish their work in International Conferences and Journals.
One-two week tours during the academic year are encouraged with every batch to fulfill curriculum requirements and provide exposure to students on good architectural examples from all over India. The list of tours advised for each batch of architecture includes the following: First year-Art and Sketching tour-1 week, Second year-Village case study-1 week, Third year-North India tour-2 weeks, Final year-West India tour-2 weeks. During the study tour, students are required to makes detailed notes, drawings and Sketches of buildings visited and submit a detailed report at the end.
Rajalakshmi School of Architecture
Approved by Council of Architecture and Affiliated to Anna University
Address: Rajalakshmi Nagar, Thandalam, Chennai - 602 105
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 044-37181111, 37181112