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Visual communication workshop conducted by Mrs. Triveni Pawar
13th March 2019

Packaging design is a course in third year product design in which the students are taught about the process of packaging design. This course includes students exploring, experimenting and designing a packaging for a product. The VISUAL COMMUNICATION workshop mainly focused on the label designing of the package. In the three day workshop students designed the packaging and after several experiments finally designed the label aesthetics of the package they had made. Mrs. TRIVENI PAWAR is an expert in the visual communication field, she enlightened the students about various detail considerations in designing a label for a package. A complete new field was explored and enjoyed by the product design students. 


UI/UX workshop conducted by Mr. Anant Tambade
11th January 2019

Under the course electives, A workshop on app design was conducted for the third year Product design and Furniture design students. The course enables the students to explore other domains in the field beyond product design. The three day workshop was led by Mr. ANANT TAMBADE, he made the students familiar and opened them to the field of UI/UX (user interface/ user experience) and how it is practiced in the professional industry. The workshop started with a brief introduction about the field and digital user experience followed by a presentation by Mr. Anant Tambade’s work and experience in it and ended on a note where students were able to design apps of their own interests.


26th December 2017

Bamboo workshop was conducted for the students of second year architecture by architect Akshay Jadhav and supported by Rajdeep Vanderkar and Ameya along with two skilled workers. All three mentors are alumni of this college who have worked extensively with Bamboo since their graduation. The workshop intended to introduce the students the technology to various alternate building technology and materials. It also taught them various bamboo joinery details. It exposed them to thinking out of the box and explores the sustainable building material – Bamboo, which is also known as green gold. The philosophy of MVP samaj’s college of Architecture – Learning by doing was also echoed in the workshop. The workshop kick-started with a presentation by Akshay and his team showing various types of bamboos, the treatment given to them to increase their life and various projects carried out by them. This gave the students a glimpse of the various possibilities and potential of Bamboo as a modern material. During first two days they designed a parametric façade for the college building along with a hyperbolic pavilion. The façade reflected modern architectural innovation possible with Bamboo which is generally looked upon as a vernacular material. The parametric façade consisted of 36 modules made from bamboo frames. The frames were joined together by strips of sliced bamboo of various lengths that gave it a dynamic and parametric form. On the last day of the workshop, the students used the techniques learnt for a small 4’ x 4’ module on a larger scale to make a hyperbolic pavilion of 20’ X 20’. The pavilion consisted of 8 triangular frames which were joined together by nut-bolt system and supported by bamboo props initially. As the strips of sliced bamboo were fitted, the props could be removed. The pavilion is proposed to be used as an outdoor seating area for the students. The pavilion will be incorporated in the canteen which is proposed in the campus. The workshop was coordinated by Ar.Suruchi Ranadive and the second year design team consisting of Ar.Purva Shah, Ar.Kiran Kadam, Ar. Gaurav Arbooj, Ar.Hemant Thakarey, Ar. Jui Sabnis and Ar.Yusuf Nasikwala. Other faculty members like Ar. Sharmishtha Surajiwale and Er. Anil Thombare also guided the students.


26th December 2018
28th December 2018

Bamboo workshop was conducted for the students of third year architecture under the expert guidance of Ar. Jayesh Apte and team. Mr. Jayesh Apte gave the students hands on experience of working with bamboo as a construction material.. The workshop began with Ar. Jayesh imparting basic knowledge about the properties and potential of the material. During two days students were also trained to treat bamboo for construction purpose and utilise the same for different joineries. The outcome of the workshop was a Geodesic Dome. The modules required for the dome were to be made using bamboo sections joined by steel plates. The various tasks of cutting the bamboo to appropriate lengths with precision, cutting steel plates, drilling holes in the plates and nut bolting them together was allocated to different groups of students. Finally after the preparation was done, the assembly of the geodesic dome was completed.

The process of part to whole was a valuable learning for the students and in coherence with the institute philosophy ‘Learning by doing’ and Co-existence with Nature’. All of them were heavily inspired by the innumerable possibilities that this wonder grass had to offer, that too with the minimum environmental impact. The Geodesic dome will be used as a semi covered sit out space or a lecture space in the campus.

The workshop was coordinated by third year Design team – Prof. Arpita Bhat, Prof. Gitanjali Patil, Prof. Nandan Malani, Prof. Meghana Joshi and visiting faculties.


14th November 2018

With an objective to understand meaning and importance of studying Indian Art Forms for the students of First year Architecture under the subject Humanities, a guest lecture and a workshop on Indian Dance and Dance Forms was organized. Kathak Dancer Ms. Deepa Bakshi from Nashik was invited for the same. Ms. Bakshi introduced students with different Indian dance forms such as bharatnatyam, odisi, kuchipudi kathak etc. and variation of costumes, expressions etc. for these dance forms through photographic presentation and demonstrations. She explained the simplicity of Kathak dance form and principles of balance, symmetry etc. in kathak through performing various dance postures. Ms. Bakshi also elaborated on different “mudras” and expressions in kathak. In the later session selected pictures of various dance forms and dance poses were given to the students wherein they identified and sketched the geometrical form involved in the composition, analyzed the dance figure and form in terms of stability, repetition, balance, flow, line of gravity, Centre of mass etc.


19th September 2018

For centuries various cultures all over the world have used masks as a way to express individual and group identity. In some cultures masks are an important part of spiritual rituals. In other cultures they are a part of national traditions such as celebrations of war or independence. Masks play role in life-cycle events such as weddings and funerals. Thus with a thought that culture can be understood by analyzing the masks used by its people, a one day workshop was conducted for first year B.Arch students under the subject Humanities. Students were introduced to different cultures worldwide through a lecture and presentation by Dr. Prajakta Baste. They were then given pictures of different masks representing different cultures such as Egyptian, African, Chinese, Japanes etc. They traced the pictures on Armstrong ceiling tile, cut the profile and shaped the features of masks, colour schemes according to the actual masks. The masks were used to understand the regional philosophical thoughts. The activity was coordinated by subject teachers, Dr. Prajakta Baste, Prof. Jui Sabnis, workshop and model making teacher - Prof. Suhas Datrnge and Prof. Sankalp Bagul – Prof. Fine Arts.


12th September 2018

The introduction to the theatre lights by Sir Balkrushna Tidke was given to the set design students for the practical understanding of theatre lights design. It was two days workshop in which :

1st DAY- Live Theatre Experience was given to students by performing 2 theatre production:

              1st   – ‘Tiricch’ performed by actor Anshu Singh,

              2nd  – ‘ Vhay mi Savitribai’ performed by actress Damini Jadhav.


Tiricch was one act Hindi play. The play reveals the various layers of society , tiricch is always accomplishing process gives you all surrealism, abstract, mystical experience for the audience.


Savitribai was one act Marathi play. The play was all about Savitribai Phule talking herself to the audience about her time and her struggle for women education throughout her life.The set design students participated throughout the play which started working with backstage, lights, camera and understanding of how it works during the act.

2nd DAY – The Set design students implemented the learning of 1st day performance and enacted scenes designed and given by Balkrushna Tidke Sir. From installing all the lights and dismantling them. This workshop gave a clearity and better understanding through the experience and practical knowledge of the subject.


9th August 2018

A two days workshop on universal design was conducted by Ar. Parul Kumtha from Mumbai for students of fourth year B. Arch under the subject curriculum of Design and Technology Elective. Ar. Parul Kumtha represents the firm ‘Nature Nurture’, Mumbai. She is a Universal Design Architect, Access Auditor for Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, Government of India. The first day of workshop included presentations by Ar. Parul madam on concept of integration in design and Principles of Universal Design that sensitized students about the subject. In subsequent sessions experiential activities were conducted for the students where they actually used wheelchairs, cane sticks, blindfolds, earplugs and crutches to access various facilities within the campus. Students shared their experiences, discussed the issues and came up with the presentations for probable solutions. They got different insights from the discussion sessions with Ar. Parul madam which helped them to take a holistic design approach towards the proposed solutions. Second day of the workshop educated the students about the Harmonized guidelines for barrier free design by Environment Ministry of Urban Department under Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan. End of the workshop was marked by a book reading session of the publication, N.A.S.I.K. by Ar. Parul Kumtha and her team. The book is based on the work done by the team on inclusive design proposals for the buildings in Nashik. It also shares contemplations at how to tread the middle path that looks at existing process and practices, while merging them with accessibility solutions that will provide dignified and complete access to everyone. The workshop was coordinated by Prof. Ketaki Joshi and Prof. Rama Raghavan.


29th March 2018
22nd February 2018

Under the subject 'Allied Elective' for final year B. Arch course, this year an effort was taken to develop soft skills and graphical language of the students which would be essential and helpful for them in academics and profession. For this purpose Mr. Prakash Kathpal from 'Skylight', 3D graphics training institute, Nashik, was invited to conduct lectures and practice sessions for the students under his supervision. The sessions were targeted on application of graphic softwares like Sketchup, VRay, Rhyno and Photoshop for architectural 3d modeling, rendering and presentation techniques in shorter time for better output. The activity was co-ordinated by Prof. Ketaki Manolkar to have 10 sessions of 2 hours each. The activity resulted in improved graphical presentation by the students in terms of 2d architectural drawing, 3d modeling with material applications, human and landscape characters, light effects etc., improved sheet compositions with appropriate font sizes, better quality images, backgrounds, innovative nameplates etc.


Calligraphy Workshop
26th February 2018

On the occasion of Late Shri. V.V. Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj) Janmadin, the renowned Marathi writer, 'Marathi Rajya Bhasha Din' was celebrated with great enthusiasm in M.V.P.S.'s College of Architecture. Renowned artist, Mr. Nandu Gawande conducted a calligraphy workshop for first year B.Arch and B.Des students. Mr. Gawande delivered a speech wherein he threw light on richness and uniqueness of Marathi language. He expressed necessity of todays generation to have proud for the mother tongue and respect the same by practicing 'Marathi' in daytoday affairs. Mr. Gawande demonstrated use of simple tools like toothbrush, ice-cream sticks, crushed paper etc. to create beautiful calligraphy explorations in Marathi. Students actively participated in the workshop. Their work was displayed in the campus. Principal, Dr. Prajakta Baste, Prof. Gitanjali Patil, Prof. Abhishek Nasikkar, Prof. Ketaki Manolkar, Prof. Ankita Pathare, Prof. Sharmishtha Surajiwale from B.Arch and Prof. Pratiksha Bankar, Prof Bhoomika from B.Des. were involved in the activity.


14th February 2018
15th February 2018

A two day workshop on 'Architectural Journalism' was conducted by Prof. Smita Dalvi for fourth and final year architecture students under the subject Allied Elective. Prof Smita Dalvi is a chief editor of the refereed journal 'Tekton', Pillais College of Architecture, Mumbai. In her presentation, Architecture and Journalism, Prof. Dalvi elaborated on the importance of writing on architecture. She introduced students with different writing types and publication types like trade magazines, critical writing, newspaper columns, architectural reviews, online portals etc. She also explained in detail the structure of writing Dissertation for architectural design project. On second day Prof. Dalvi gave an insightful presentation on Modernism in India before Independence and after independence where she insisted on having understanding about architectural history for architectural writing. The faculty involved was Principal, Dr. Prajakta Baste, Prof. Ketaki Manolkar, Prof. Natasha Parsai. Through certain brief assignments, Prof. Dalvi motivated students to read and methodically write on architecture. Outcome of the workshop was writing articles by the students based on structured interview questions, write ups on delight and outrages, summary writing from the given readers etc. after analytical discussions.


7th February 2018

Shailesh Rajput a product designer and allumni of M.V.P.S.s College of Architecture and Centre for Design, Nashik interacted with first, second year architecture and product design students. Shailesh Rajput is a Principal Designer at Shailesh Rajput Studio that specialises in bespoke lighting installations, lifestyle furniture, sculpture, wall murals & installations in hand blown glass, brass, and copper. Through demonstaration of his own projects he explained the concept of biomimicry and biomorphism to the students. In a very informal way he had an open dialogue with the students where he shared his journey from a student to a professionsal. Shailesh Rajput inspired students to put life and soul into everything they create which would lead them to create good designs. Students also interacted with the designer to enrich their knowledge on design process, insprations, difficulties etc. The overall talk was usefull for the faculty as well to understand the students psyche while guiding them for design. Prof. Ketaki Manolkar, Prof. Gaurav arbooj, Prof. Ketan Chaturmutha and Prof. Rohan Patwa attended the talk.


7th September 2017
8th September 2017

A two-day workshop was organized by GRIHA Council for third and fourth year B.Arch. students of M.V.P.S.'s College of Architecture and Centre for Design, Nashik. On day one, brief presentations were delivered to the students to understand the concept of green buildings, their criteria and compliance measures under different variants as prescribed by GRIHA. The variants included sustainable site management, water efficiency, sustainable materials use, energy efficiency, renewable energy use etc. On the second day, interactive sessions on human comfort and day lighting in buildings were organized wherein exercises were conducted on methods of calculating day lighting in buildings and generating shading device design options by the students for different facade orientations. The workshop culminated in working on green building measures for the given architectural project and detailed discussions on the same. Thus, the workshop was a step forward for the students to understand practical applications of green building concepts in architectural design.


Ganapati Model Making Workshop
23rd August 2017

Every year M.V.P.S's College of Architecture and Centre for Design, Nashik takes up student activities reflecting the institute philosophy viz. 'Learning by doing' and 'Co-existence with nature'. Ganpati model making workshop using eco-friendly material is one of such activities. Ganpati utsav is the festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Nashik, but the idol worshiped at this occasion is mostly made up of plaster of paris. Many people are unaware of the danger it poses to our environment. Considering this fact the said workshop is conducted in the institute. Students explore their skills in making ganesh idols under guest expertise guidance at the same time paying their respect to nature. This activity greatly helps to bring awareness in students for reduced use of non-eco-friendly material. This year students of first to fourth year B.Arch and B.Des actively participated in the workshop under the guidance of Prof. Datrange accompanied by college faculties. The workshop ended with the variety of idols which were worshiped by everyone for next 5 days.


Orientation Towards Design
3rd July 2017
4th July 2017

MVPS College of Architecture & Center of Design had organized two days Orientation workshop for 1st year B.Des students dated on 3rdJuly 2017 & 4thJuly 2017 guided by Prof. Nishant Sharma from IDC IIT Powai, Mumbai. On 1st day students were divided into different groups and they were asked to work on 3 different materials i.e. Clay, POP(plaster of Paris) & Wood, which ranged from soft, hard and hardest. The Objective of this exercise was, student should play with materials to have hands on experience of creating their expressions. The expressions were diverse, unique & a celebration of the thought process of young entrants into the world of design.

On 2nd day an outdoor activity was conducted titled 'Body Storming', in which the class was divided into two groups and each group was given different task. The objective of this exercise was students should keep trying from failures, until they are at their wits end, from which a small seed of imagination may grow into a big tree of exploration. Students learn essence of team spirit, joy of sharing, the built of strong leader & of course learning.


Workshop On Desigining Lights By Mr.Kiran Gangadharan

A workshop on designing lights was conducted by Mr. KIRAN GANGADHARAN an alumni of IIT Guwahati, where 4th year product design students participated for 4 days. The brief was to create light lamps using a simple story. Most of the times minimalism is most difficult to achieve, hence the students were asked to create simple lights and understand the detailing that goes into it for manufacturing.


Complete Streets Workshop By ITDP
21st August 2017

The workshop on Complete streets was conducted by 'Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), India' for fourth year B. Arch students, subject of Town Planning, under the Institute Philosophy - " Learning by Doing ". It is a step towards the betterment of Indian Urban streets by designing them to encourage non-motorized and public transport by meticulously analyzing the patterns of street usage by people in response to factors like availability of footpaths, shading on streets, lighting provisions, vehicle speed, amenities, safety, user friendliness and many more. The activity was guided by architects and urban planners, Ar. Rohit Gadia, Ar. Harshad Abhyankar, Ar. Advait Jani and Ar. Pranjali Deshpande-Agashe along with the faculty, Prof. Sanjeev Patil, Prof. Kiran Kadam and Prof. Gaurav Arbuj. Students surveyed the identified main streets within the Nashik city and mapped the observations. After analyzing the same, street design proposals were generated under five parameters of walkability, parking, footpaths, crowd streets mapping and building use. ITDP being an advisory body for the local authorities, the proposals thus generated are aimed to be presented to the Municipal Corporation, Nashik in the form of street design guidelines for further development and execution.


Technical Communication Workshop For Personality Development
28th January 2017

Second And Third Year Workshop- Technical Communication


Design Workshop - Fractal Geometry
9th January 2017

A three days joint collaboration workshop on 'Fractal Geometry' was organized in the institute with the first year B.Arch. students of MVPS's College of Architecture & Center for Design ,Nashik & First Year B. Arch. students from Academy of Architecture, Mumbai.


Workshop on Climate Responsive Architecture by Prof. Kolhatkar

A two days workshop on 'Climate Responsive Architecture' was conducted in the institute by Sr. Prof. S.L. Kolhatkar from Bharati Vidyapeeth college of Architecture, Pune. The workshop was conducted for 3rd and 4th year B.Arch students under the curriculum Institute philosophy - 'Co-existence with nature'


Landscape in Inscapes
17th January 2016
18th January 2016

Ar. Apeksha Kute, a renowned practicing landscape architect in Nashik, conducted a workshop on Landscape in inscapes for Architecture and Design fraternity students from third and fourth year. The Workshop aimed at giving exposure to the students towards future possibilities of the Inscape design- concerns, challenges and new possibilities.


Linear Elements in Textiles (Interior)
12th January 2016
13th January 2016

Dr. Padmini Balram, Ph.D. CEPT University, Ahmedabad, conducted a two days workshop on 'Linear Elements in Textiles' for B.Des Interior design students.


Brick Workshop of AVD ( Arches, Vaults, Domes) by Ar. Rahul Rawat & Ar. Praveen Mali.
24th January 2015
25th January 2015
26th January 2015

In his presentation, 'Reinventing the tradition for better future', Ar. Praveen Mali focused on the benefits of traditional load bearing brick construction over R.C.C construction by demonstrating his own projects. The presentation was followed by a two days hands on workshop on brick arches, domes and vaults construction under the guidance of Ar. Praveen Mali and Ar. Rahul Rawat, who are strongly into sustainable architecture designing and study of local building materials and technology for cost effective solutions.


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