Dr.Vaidehi Lavand

M.Arch Architectural conservation & PhD in History of Architecture from Italy



Thinking lab

Core team Member

Areas of expertise:
Research in Architecture, Heritage & Cultural Landscape, Ecology

Teaching profile (subjects):
"Research in Architecture Contemporary Architecture History of Architecture Architectural Design Architectural Design Project/ Thesis Design Elective Landscape Architecture"

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Brief Biography:
Vaidehi holds a master's degree in architectural conservation and a doctorate in architecture from the Università Degli Studi di Palermo in Italy. She studied urban colonial landscape and architecture in Pune as an aspect of her doctoral dissertation under the theme "Analysis, Planning, and Representation of Local, Urban, Historical Architectural, and Artistic Resources of Architecture." Vaidehi is exploring humanistic issues in relating history, context, people, culture, politics, and societal transformations with built manifestations in the architectural studio and her teaching. She has visited numerous sites and historic settlements in India and overseas during her research that has enriched her as a designer and a resource in the field of Architecture.   Her passions include exploring many art forms, particularly music and the visual arts. She believes that architectural studios cannot be taught without considering the history of the place and social context with a people-centric approach. To be a sympathetic designer, she believes, one should be more tolerant and respect pluralism in society.

Key Competencies:
Architectural Conservation . History of Architecture . Landscape architecture

Professional profile:
Working on several landscape development, interior, architectural, and heritage research and documentation projects for the past 17 years. She is a member of   ICOMOS India and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscape (ISCCL). She is also a member of the INTACH Pune chapter.

Academic Profile
Vaidehi has been teaching architecture for 14 years. She has taught Architectural Design, Basic Design, Contemporary Architecture, History of Architecture, Design Elective, Landscape Architecture, Research in Architecture, and Architectural Design Project/ Thesis to students from first to final year. In her pedagogy, she takes a multidisciplinary approach, always attempting to integrate classroom teaching into on-field experiences. She has conducted several workshops and research-based activities collaborating with groups such as ICOMOS and world-renowned architects such as Jimmy Lim to enrich teaching-learning processes with hands-on experiences.

Reading. Sketching. Singing, Music . Classical Dance Forms . Theatre. Traveling & Exploring new places

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