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Prof.Suja Kumari L (B.Arch, M.Arch (Housing))
Principal, MCAP Thiruvananthapuram

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Former Associate Professor at Department of Architecture, Govt. College of Engineering, Trivandrum, with 22 years of Teaching Experience. An eminent professor who has extended as an Academician for Housing as well as Architecture programmes both in the case of undergraduate and graduate programs. Holds B Arch from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, M Arch in Housing from Hindustan University Chennai. Other work experiences include 12 years in the industry as Junior and Senior Architect in leading Architecture firms in Trivandrum (1985-1987) Vadodara (1989 Jan-June) Mumbai (1989-2001) and Trivandrum (1993-2000)). She Retired from the Department of Architecture College of Engineering Trivandrum on 31st March 2019.Joined as Professor in MCAP (Marian College of Architecture and Planning) in July 2019 and presently took charge as Principal from 17th November 2022. Prof. Suja Kumari has got deep interest in various Teaching pedagogy, especially for the subjects, Housing: Theory & Practice, Traditional Architecture & Architectural Conservation, Architecture: History, Theory and Criticism, Building Materials & Construction, Sustainable Architecture. Her wide spectrum of interest in Research includes: Traditional Architecture, Documentation, Community Housing as well as Creative approaches in Teaching. Prof. Suja Kumari was also a member of the team for preparation of Master Plan of Nilakkal Base Camp for High Power Committee (HPC) Sabarimala during 2017-2019 and Member of the team for the preparation of Handouts for Heritage awareness for Town Planning Department She has co-authored the book “Glimpses of Heritage-City of Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institute of Architects Trivandrum Centre, 2011, along with Dr. Binumol Tom.

Conference Presentations

1.Suja Kartha, Exploration for an Inclusive approach for Historical Settlement Conservation-A case of Agraharas, Kerala, India for Culture Communities and Design organised by AMPS hosted by University of Calgary, June 29th Wednesday 2022( virtual)
2.Dr.Binumol Tom, Suja kartha ,Politics and Tradition, Tale of two capital cities Padmanabhapuram and Thiruvananthapuram for IASTE 2018, University of California Berkeley USA,4th-6th October 2018 organised by the University of Coimbra,Coimbra, Portugal

ABOUT PRINCIPAL - SHORT PROFILE

Former Professor at Department of Architecture, Govt. College of Engineering, Trivandrum, with 22 years of Teaching Experience.
Work experiences include 12 years in the industry as Junior and Senior Architect in leading Architecture firms in Trivandrum (1985-1987) Vadodara (1989 Jan-June) Mumbai (1989-2001) and Trivandrum (1993-2000))
Teaching Interests:
Housing: Theory & Practice
Traditional Architecture & Architectural Conservation
Architecture: History, Theory and Criticism
Building Materials & Construction
Sustainable Architecture
Research Interests:
Traditional Architecture
Documentation
Community Housing
Creative approaches in Teaching

Research/Consultancy Activities

Member of the team for preparation of Master Plan of Nilakkal Base Camp for High Power Committee(HPC) Sabarimala during 2017-2019
Member of the team for the preparation of Handouts for Heritage awareness for Town Planning Department

Vision

"Architecture being a basic human need, we strive to equip our students to play an essential and innovative role in improving human habitat."

Mission

"MCAP empower students to intervene critically into the social and environmental issues with deep understanding of the Principles of Design and inspiring them with a spirit of innovation and creative experimentation in shaping the built environment."