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Dr. Sharmila Jagdisan

Academic Designation: Professor

Qualification: B.Arch., M.C.P (IIT, KGP), PhD (University of Auckland)

Specialisation: Interior Design

Sharmila Jagadisan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Madras University in 1999 and obtained her M.C.P (Masters in City Planning) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2001. After her post-graduation she received her PhD in Planning from the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2009. Her Phd title is “Extending Ekistics Theory and practice to the 21 st century”. She is also a Professional member of the World Society for Ekistics since 2005.

Sharmila Jagadisan is an academician to the core for the past 12 years and has been an educator since her post graduation. She had worked as an Associate professor in various architectural colleges in Mumbai and Chennai. During her PhD programme (2004-2009) she worked as a Tutor and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the planning department at the University of Auckland. Dr Jagadisan undertook a range of tutoring especially in major first and second year studio classes (221 and 122), a fourth year Planning course 404: Sustainable Development and marked studio assignments. She also assisted with dissemination of findings from a major New Zealand government-funded research project (Planning Under a Cooperative Mandate). She also worked as an architectural consultant for ONEbyN architectural design firm between 2012 and 2015.

Girirajan Arumugam

Academic Designation: Professor

Qualification: M.Arch.,

Specialisation: Architecture

Prof. Girirajan Arumugam received his Bachelor of Architecture from Madras University in the year 1998 and Master of Architecture from Anna University, Chennai in the year 2000. He has 17+ years of rich experience and taught previously in Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, Kanchipuram and Hindustan college of Engineering, Chennai. He teaches Architectural Design for the final years and Site Analysis and Planning for third year students of Architecture. He is also one of the core members of the Thesis Panel.

Prof. Girirajan Arumugam has worked in various leading organizations in India and Abroad. He is proficient in project management and managed large scale corporate offices and retail projects in India and Abroad. He has a particular interest in retail and designed large scale retail showrooms like Splash, Babyshop, Shoe mart, Home centre, GAP, etc. in Middle East and Hypermarkets like Wal-mart, More Megastores, etc. in India. Girirajan worked collaboratively with business leaders, manufacturers, and private agencies to create a design that advances the widespread implementation of modern materials like sandwich acrylic sheets, glazed mosaics, composite marbles, etc.

Binu Xavier

Academic Designation: Professor

Qualification: M.Arch., M.Sc., Accredited Professional, IGBC

Specialisation: General

Teaching since 2016, handling Design and Building construction very passionately.

Practising under the firm name PETROS since 2001. Have completed more than 500 projects including Residential, commercial, Institutional and Interior projects.

Junaid Ahmed K.

Academic Designation: Professor

Qualification: M.Arch.

Specialisation: Housing

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After gaining an experience of 15 years in my Architectural profession , I joined Aalim Mohammed Salegh Academy of Architecture as a professor in Sep 2015, during which I handled both Theory & studio subjects including Architectural Design, Building Construction, Site Analysis & Planning, Building Materials etc. Apart from subjects, I was one among the Review panel for Dissertation projects & Thesis guide for final year students. I was sent as an external examiner to other colleges on behalf of Anna University.

After finishing my studies & registration with COA , I started my own office in 2001, & handled both design & turnkey projects involving Residential, Institutional, Commercial, Religious & Industrial projects. In May 2003 , I joined Muscat Municipality & was involved in designing coastal roads, Public parks, Markets etc. then I joined Ministry of Housing , where as an urban planner I was involved in the development of neighbourhoods in & around muscat city. In 2008, I returned back to India & started my proprietorship firm by name KKR ARCHITECTS, which is offering services to turnkey projects & design consultation for projects involving residential(Architecture & Interiors), Commercial, office interiors, Institutional, Religious & Industrial project till date.

Arvind J.

Academic Designation: Associate Professor

Qualification: M.Arch.,

Specialisation: Landscape

I am a Graduate in B.Arch from University of Madras, and M.Arch from M.G.R University with total working experience of 17 years in various positions.

I have the combined experience of designing and co-ordinating architectural & construction works/ handled projects independently.

Worked overseas for 2.5 years as concept Architect for Landmark Gulf group. Later I worked as senior Architect in renowned multinational company in Chennai.

Ar. Lavanya K.

Academic Designation: Associate Professor

Qualification: B.Arch., M.Plan

Specialisation: Urban Planning

  • Under Graduation
    • Bharath Institute of Science and Technology, Madras University, 2003
  • Post Graduation
    • School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, 2005

Having more than 12 years of experience in both industry and academics.

  • Industry: Having more than 4 years of experience in the field of architecture and planning works as a full time practicing member. Involved in Designing, Land use planning, Infrastructure development projects, Environmental management plans and Social development projects. Experienced in project management, Estimation and costing in various residential, commercial and institutional projects. Also taking up freelance consultancy projects in the recent years. Worked in the following listed firms from 2005 – 2009.
    • Vedika Architects under Dr. Benny Kuriakose
    • Ramana Research Group
    • SMEC India Pty Ltd
  • Academic Experience: Having more than 9 years of experience as an  ademician, expert review member in many reputed institutions in Chennai. Worked in the following list of institutions since 2009.
    • Bharath University
    • Crescent School of Architecture

Paul A. J.

Academic Designation: Associate Professor

Qualification: M.Arch.,

Specialisation: Landscape

Completed B.Arch in 2000 from the University of Madras,M.arch (Landscape) M.G.R University in 2015, and has since been in the Teaching profession for the past 4years, with experience in taking sustainability related subjects which can be applied to solve the current problems being faced in the world, through architecture.

15 years. Experience in the field of retail designing and Project Management in India and Abroad.

Palani Prabha T.

Academic Designation: Associate Professor

Qualification: B.Arch. (2000-2005 Madras University)

Specialisation: Architecture

  • Have been associated with SRM University as an External Examiner since 2014 during even and odd semester for design review and design exams.
  • Have been working as an ASST PROFESSOR in AMS ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE since January 2017.

Having experience of more than 12 years in the field of architectural practice. Have involved in design development, team coordination, site inspections of residential, group housing development, commercial, campus design, multi-storey buildings, interior design, office complex, industrial buildings etc.

Participated in various architectural design competitions, landscape design competitions.

Effectively led a team of three architects engaged in providing concept to delivery of architectural design and construction coordination.

Collaboratively worked with senior architects in preparing clients requirements. Other
responsibility involves client meetings, fixing vendors, preparing presentation drawings and site inspections.

Sounder Rajan R. (Artist)

Academic Designation: Associate Professor

Qualification: M.F.A.,

Specialisation: Painting

  • Teaching experience at Measi Academy of Architecture form 21st July 2008 to 30th June 2011
  • Joined in Aalim Muhammed Salegh Academy of Architecture form 5th July 2011 till Date
  • Membership:
    • Tadpoles – A Group of 6 artists, we conducting several Painting Exhibitions all over India.
    • Platform 15 – A Group of 15 Artist from all over India and we conducting several Painting and Sculpture shows all over India.
  • Shows
    • TADPOLES Lalit Kala Academy Chennai 2006
    • TADPOLES Vinnyasa Art Gallery Chennai 2006
    •  TADPOLES Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore 2007
    •  PAINTING SHOW Vinnyasa Art Gallery Chennai 2007
    •  TADPOLES “STORKES OF EXPRESSION”, EPSILON Bangalore 2008
    •  PLATFORM 15 Lalit Kala Academy Chennai 2008
    •  ART FUSION SHOW, Mumbai 2009
    •  PLATFORM 15 Art Space New Delhi 2009
    •  PAINTING SHOW Vinnyasa Art Gallery Chennai 2009
    •  PLATFORM 15 Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore 2009
    •  Gallery Time and Space, The Taj West End, Bangalore 2011
  • Awards
    • Southern Regional Camlin Award 2006at South India Level for Best Oil Painting.
  • Camps
    • Tamil Nadu Govt State Level Camp at Music College Chennai at 2007.
    • Variation Camp 2008 at Patna.

Ar. Anita M.

Academic Designation: Associate Professor

Qualification: B. Arch.,

Specialisation: Project Management

Practicing as a dedicated academician from 2016 with AMSAA., who’s back with the fraternity to share her experience and into research on various topics related to architecture . Enjoys learning and teaches the life- long learning skill to budding architects.

With an all-round 22 years + experience as an entrepreneur and turn- key architect and interior designer . Has developed experience in design and Project management for a wide spectrum of architectural typologies.

Ar. Yamini L.

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch.,

Specialisation: LEED Accredited Professional

Academic Experience of 2.5 yrs with proficiency in Architectural Design , Building construction and Climatology.

Professional exp of about 10+ years with reputed firms such as ECONS ,T Nagar (2.5yrs) ,NG George and Associates (1yr) and L & T Technology Services ( 7 yrs). Started own firm named Eight Dimensions which involves in Architectural and Green consultancy services.

Thanuj T.H.

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch.,

Specialisation: Architecture and Interior design

Assistant Professor In AMS Academy Of Architecture from Jan 2016, handling Design and Building Construction.

More than 13 years of experience, handled projects ranging from individual residences / Villas, Apartments, Commercial Complexes, IT Buildings, Hospitals and Hospitality Buildings and Interiors (for Both Commercial and Residential).

Ar. Raziyya Ayesha

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch.,

Specialisation: Architecture & Interiors

Academic Experience of 2 yrs with proficiency in Design & History of Architecture.

Professional experience in reputed firm Signature Design Forum for 1 year.

Ar. Vishva Dharani V.M.

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch.

Specialisation: Architecture & Interiors

Academic Experience of 2 yrs with proficiency in Design, Building Construction & Materials.

Professional experience in reputed firm Signature Design Forum for 1 year.

Kavitha G.

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch., M.B.A (Prog.Mgt)

Specialisation: Architecture

Graduated in Architecture from Madras University in 2001. Done M.B.A in Project Management in 2010. I have been associated with AMS academy of architecture as Assistant Professor since January 2017.

Overall 15 years of professional experience out of which 9 years in Larsen and Tourbo. I have been worked with large scale builders and construction companies like L&T, Bharath Associates, RWD, PSP Architects etc. and also practising as a freelancer.

Involved as a project architect in P&G Projects in the areas of large campus planning and design, architectural design, construction management, interior design, furniture design and sign age.

My work experience includes Residential, Institutional, Commercial buildings and Industrial buildings.

My interest lies in Residential Construction, Professional Practice, Appropriate Building Materials, Construction Technology and Statutory Regulations.

Ar. Mohamed Zaid

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch.,

Specialisation: Architecture & Interiors

Academic Experience of 2 years with proficiency in Design and Materials & Construction.

Professional experience in reputed firm Signature Design Forum for 1 year.

Aneurine Mathews

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Arch.,

Specialisation: General & Interior Design

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4.5 years of experience in the field of teaching. Specialized in Urban Design, Rural Survey, Temple Architecture, Interior Design & Theory of Architecture. Proficient in handling various architectural design studios with digital concepts.

7 years of field experience specialized in Industrial and Residential projects in India and New Zealand

Kavitha T S

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Arch.,

Specialisation: General

Pursued under graduation and post graduation under Anna university. Completed B.arch in 2007 and m.arch in 2016 with university ranking (gold medalist).

Excelling in the field of architecture for past 10yrs as a practicing professional and as a principal architect of V2Architects. Been practicing as teaching faculty in aalim muhammed salegh academy of architecture for past 3 yrs.

Ar. Archana

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch.,

Specialisation: Architecture & Interiors

Academic Experience of 2 years with proficiency in Architectural design, Building construction & materials.

Professional experience in reputed firms : P.RAVI ARCHITECTS PVT LTD (2 yrs), FORUM ARCHITECTS PVT LTD (2 yrs), JAIN HOUSING CONSTRUCTIONS (2.5
yrs).

Shabnam U.

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Arch.,

Specialisation: Housing

Working as Assistant Professor in Aalim Muhammed Salegh Academy of Architecture for more than 5 years . Graduated B.Arch in Hindustan College of Engineering (Anna University, 2004 – 2009).Completed M.Arch (Housing) in Hindustan University from 2013-2015.

Worked in Isometrix Architects and Interior Design Firm for 3 years as Senior Architect
where projects like residential and commercial were handled , focusing on concepts, planning and three dimensional forms. Running a start up Architectural firm along with my partner/husband, name Mujahir Architects in Kellys, where more than 3 botiques interiors is designed in the main shopping stretch of Purasaiwalkkam and many more projects have been designed and executed.

Ar. Akila V.

Academic Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B.Arch.,

Specialisation: Interior Design

Academic Experience of 2 yrs with proficiency in Design, Building construction.

Professional experience in reputed firm Cheralathan Associates for 1 year. Principal Architect at AK Design Studio.