|Sem1||Environment Architecture Theory (CP2)||Climate & Geography (CP2)||Sustainable building design principles I (CP4)||Sustainable building materials (CP4)||1. Pollution Impact & Remedies OR
2. Waste water Management (CP4)
|Environmental Architectural Design Studio I (CP8)|
|Sem2||Thermal Comfort & Passive Design I (CP2)||Quantitative Research Methods (CP2)||Sustainable building design principles II (CP4)||Sustainable building technology (CP4)||1.Geographic Information System OR
2.Terrain Assessment and Mapping (CP4)
|Environmental Architectural Design Studio II (CP8)|
|Sem3||Thermal Comfort & Passive Design II (CP2)||Legislations for Environmental Control (CP2)||Ecological Planning (CP4)||Environmental Management (CP4)||1.Computer Aided Design & Simulation Techniques OR
2. Intelligent Buildings (CP4)
|Environmental Architectural Design Studio III (CP8)|
|Sem4||M. Arch. Dissertation I (CP 8)||M. Arch. Dissertation Stage II (CP 16)|
|Prof. Roshni Udyavar Yehuda|
|Prof. Rajeev Taishete|
|Dr. Ashok Joshi|
|Prof. Mukund Porecha|
To celebrate and mark the World Sparrow Day 2014, Rachana Sansad’s Institute of Environmental Architecture organized a seminar on ‘Ecological Impact of Modern Architecture on Sparrows and Birds’ on 14 March 2014 at the Rachana Auditorium, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
The event was organized in collaboration with the Maharashtra Nature Park Society, Nature Forever Society and the BrihanMumbai Center of the Indian Institute of Architects. It was attended by architects, students of architecture and environment, nature lovers and people from all walks of society. An exhibition of rare pictures of 26 different Sparrow Species were on display as well.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Avinash Kubal, Dy. Director, Maharashtra Nature Park Society stated: “Small Birds such as sparrows play an important role in controlling insect population as they feed their young ones with them.” Mohammad Dilawar, President, Nature Forever Society stated: “Sparrows like Tigers, are umbrella species; maintaining sizable numbers of their population means a healthy ecosystem.” He pointed out the cause of sparrow deaths through transparent or tinted glass facades which give the birds a wrong impression leading to their death from clashing on to them. The large-scale use of non-native vegetation in urban landscapes, he stated, also creates desert-like situation, on which native birds and insects do not feed.
The seminar emphasized on multi-displinary research amongst architects, engineers and conservationists to find better solutions for an inclusive urban ecosystem which fosters the growth of birds through urban biodiversity.
Cycling through Aarey on World Environment Day 2012
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2012, Rachna Sansad's Institute of Environmental Architecture organized a cycling tour in Aarey.
Aarey colony. The garden has fruit-bearing trees which have resulted in a return of avi-fauna in the area.Aarey is home to over 126 species of butterflies, 46 species of reptiles, 13 species of amphibians, 34 species of wild flowers, 16 species of mammals, 5 species of scorpions and several species of spiders.
Nature Walk at Aarey Colony on World Earth Day 2011
On the occasion of International Earth Day, a Nature Walk was organized by Rachna Sansad's Institute of Environmental Architecture in the lush green environs of Mumbai's Aarey Colony.
The walk, which had over 150 participants, including 35 children, were taken around Aarey Colony by Dr C. S. Lattoo, renowned botanist. The walk covered various species of trees that have existed there for several years, explaining their benefits, bio-diversity, association with animals, insects, birds and their intrinsic role in the web of life.
The walkers were taken on a forest trail by researchers, ZeeshanMirza& Rajesh Sanap, who explained about the colony which is home to no less than 126 species of butterflies, 46 species of reptiles, 13 species of amphibians, 34 species of wild flowers, 16 species of mammals, five species of scorpions and several species of spiders.
The walk which was announced on Facebook page on "Save Aarey Milk Colony" (http://www.causes.com/causes/482355) having a community of more than 8000 members, attracted many professionals, parents and children join the walk. The walk began at 7.30 am on Friday, 22 April 2011 and was held for a duration of 2 hours.