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The Archdais Undergrad Thesis Competition is here to give recognition to all the hard work, dedication and passion that you have put into your thesis project. It's a chance to showcase your talent and skills to the world, and to inspire other students who will be appearing for their thesis in the future. So don't let your thesis project go to waste, participate in the competition and let the world see what you are capable of. With attractive cash prizes, expert reviews, and a chance to be featured on Archdais, this competition is an opportunity not to be missed. Register now and take the first step towards a successful future in the field of architecture.

 

Join the Archdais Undergrad Thesis Competition today and be a part of a community that recognises and celebrates excellence in the field of architecture. By participating in this competition, you will get the chance to showcase your creativity, innovation and design skills to the world. You will get expert reviews, constructive feedback, and the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals. With exciting cash prizes and a chance to be featured on Archdais, this is an opportunity that you don't want to miss. So, what are you waiting for? Register now & submit your entry before 16th of May 2023

 

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Awards & Certification

This competition offers a prize pool of INR 150,000 for the winners and is open to all individuals. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter the competition.

Institutional Thesis Award
INR 50000

Certification

Commercial Thesis Award
INR 50000

Certification

Residential Thesis Award
INR 50000

Certification

15 Honourable mentions

All the participants will receive certificates irrespective of the winners.

Jury
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Gurjit Singh Matharoo

Matharoo Associates

Gurjit Singh Matharoo

Matharoo Associates

Gurjit Singh Matharoo is the principal at Matharoo Associates that was established in 1992 in Ahmedabad, India. In 2013, Gurjit Singh was conferred Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), only the third Indian to be inducted into the same after Architects B.V.Doshi and Charles Correa. The studios diverse scale and nature of projects have brought International recognition, and they were winners of the 2011 International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the 2010 Architectural Review Best House Award and the 2009 AR Emerging Architecture Award, to name a few. They were also invited participants at the International Architecture Biennale at Venice in 2016 and 2018.

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Dean D'Cruz

Mozaic Design

Dean D'Cruz

Mozaic Design

Dean Gabriel D'Cruz is a renowned architect and creative head based in Goa, India. As a partner and principal architect at Mozaic Design, he focuses on sustainable practices in architecture and design. In addition to professional practice, Dean is actively involved in academics, conducting workshops and seminars worldwide. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and continues to make a significant impact on architectural education and environmental and social issues.

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Gurmeet Sian

Office Sian

Gurmeet Sian

Office Sian

Gurmeet Sian is the founder and lead architect of Office Sian, a RIBA Chartered Architecture and Design Studio in London, UK. He has been the recipient of the RIBA London Project Architect of the Year award and is a Mayor's Design Advocate. Sian is also a member of various design review panels, including the Redbridge Design Review Panel, the Camden Design Review Panel, and the Southwark Community Review Panel. He has led the design of numerous award-winning projects in the UK and abroad, and his work has been included in the Architecture Foundations' 'New Architects 4' publication.

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Laurent Troost

LTA

Laurent Troost

LTA

Laurent Troost is a Belgian architect based in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. He holds a Masters in Architecture and Urbanism from ISAIVH in Brussels (2001) and a postgraduate degree in Geography and Cities from Escola da Cidade, São Paulo (2011). His firm Laurent Troost Architectures has stood out lately in several international competitions and awards, such as the Premio Oscar Niemeyer, AsBEA Saint Gobain Awards, Dezeen Award, the Architecture Masterprize and the IAI Most Creativity Award. In addition to his practice, Laurent was also Director of Urban Planning for the Municipality of Manaus from 2013 to 2020 and has been a consultant for the World Bank Group ever since.

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Patrik Schumacher

Principal Architect, Zaha Hadi

Patrik Schumacher

Principal Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik Schumacher is principal of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and Chairman for life of the Employee Benefit Trust owning ZHA. He is leading the firm since Zaha Hadid's passing in March 2016. He joined Zaha Hadid in 1988 and was seminal in developing Zaha Hadid Architects to become a 500 strong global architecture and design brand.

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Prof. Mark Burry

Swinburne University (Director

Prof. Mark Burry

Swinburne University (Director)

Mark Burry is Director of Swinburne University of Technology's 'Smart Cities Research Institute', leading a whole-of-university research approach to ensure future cities meet the needs of all. In 2018 Mark received the Order of Australia (A) for "service to spatial information architecture" and as an innovator in apply- ing digital manufacturing and construction methods and was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). Mark is an architect who has published on two main themes: putting theory into prac- tie regarding procuring 'challenging' architecture, and the work and theories of the architect Antoni Gaudí. He has been Senior Architect to the Sagrada Família Basilica Foundation since 1979. In 2001 Mark founded the Spatial Informa- tion Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) at RMIT University before establishing the Design Research Institute (DRI) in 2008. He held an ARC funded Federation Fellowship in Complex Architecture and Convergent Design' 2007-2012. He joined the Universi- ty of Melbourne in 2014 as Professor of Urban Futures at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

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Sean Godsell

Sean Godsell Architects

Sean Godsell

Sean Godsell Architects

Sean Godsell was born in Melbourne in Imagining a Place of Faith for the secular world 1960.He obtained a Masters of Architecture degree from MIT University in 1999 entitled 'The Appropriateness of the Contemporary Australian Dwelling! His work has been published in the world's leading Architectural journals including Architectural Review (UK) Architectural Record (USA) Domus (Italy). In July 2002 the influential English design magazine wallpaper listed him as one of ten I people destined to 'change the way we live. He was the only Australian and the only Architect in the group. In July 2003 he received a Citation from the President of the American Institute of Architects for his work for the I homeless. His Future Shack prototype was exhibited from May to October 2004 at the Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the $450million Sydney Modern project at the Art Gallery of NSW and in 2016 was shortlisted for the National Conservatory at the National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. He received the 2016 DETAIL Prize in Germany for the 2014 M Pavilion.In 2018 he received a Papal Silver Medal for his Vatican Chapel on the island of S Giorgio Maggiore in Venice for the 2018 Architectural Biennale.

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Prof. Marcus White

Harison & White Architects (Di

Prof. Marcus White

Harison & White Architects (Director)

Professor Marcus White is an award-winning architect and urban designer, Professor of Urban Design at the Swinburne University of Technology, the director of the Spatio-Temporal Research Urban Design and Architecture Laboratory in the Centre for Design Innovation, and is a director of Harrison and White Architects.

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Warrick Wong

Artist

Warrick Wong

Artist

Warrick is an Australian based artist and story teller that has a range of art styles which include traditional ink drawings, digital art and dynamic 2D animations. Warrick has also self published his original fantasy picture book "Princess Nyissa: The Legend of the Lost Light" as well as his Sci-Fi Dystopian comic "ZODIAC:ZEN".

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Ken Yeang

Principal Architect (Hamzah &

Ken Yeang

Principal Architect (Hamzah & Yeang, Malaysia)

Ken Yeang is the Executive Director of T.R. Hamzah and Yeang Sdn. Bhd. He is both an architect and ecologist, known for his authentic innovative, signature eco-architecture and masterplans, that have a distinctive verdant biodiverse green aesthetic, designed based on the science of ecology, functioning beyond accreditation systems. He trained at the Architectural Association School (UK). His doctorate is from Cambridge University on ecological architecture and planning. He has authored over 12 books on green architecture. Awards include the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Malaysian Government's Merdeka Award, Architectural Society of China's Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize. He holds the Plym Distinguished Professorship at Illinois University. The Guardian newspaper names him, "one of the 50 people who could save the planet.."

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Sanjay Puri

Principal Architect, Sanjay Pu

Sanjay Puri

Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects

Sanjay strongly believes that every project should be designed contextually evolving spaces that are perceived in new ways. Each design takes cognizes of the climate and integrates sustainability in cohesive way. This ideology is reflected in the extensive work done by the firm in the 3 decades since its inception. Sanjay Puri graduated from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 1988. He worked with Architect Hafeez Contractor throughout the five years of education from 1983 to 1988 and was made an Associate of the firm in 1988 upon graduation. He continued to work there for 4 years more as a Senior Associate prior to commencing Sanjay Puri Architects in 1992.

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