Jury Members 33rd JK AYA

Dr. Manjari Chakraborty


Dr. Manjari Chakraborty

Dr. Manjari Chakraborty is currently serving as the Dean, of Infrastructure and Planning at the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi with a professional and teaching experience of 30+ years. She is the Founding member of the Dept of Architecture, BIT Patna and Dept of Architecture & Planning, BIT Mesra, Ranchi. Her major areas of research interest are Architecture Education, Sustainable and Green Architecture, Ecology and Environment and Building Technology. She has worked on a large number of multifarious buildings for BIT as an Institute Architect and as a Principal Coordinator for the external Design Consultancy. She is the recipient of the “Career Award for Young Teachers” and the author of the Book “Designing Better Architecture Education” & many National and International level articles.

Ar. Pratyush Shankar


Ar. Pratyush Shankar

Prof. Pratyush Shankar is an academic and Dean of SEDA, Navrachana University. Prof. Pratyush was the Acting Dean of Architecture and head of the Undergraduate Program at CEPT University and has been teaching Urban History and Design for many years now. He has authored the book titled “Himalayan Cities: Settlement Pattern, Public Places and Architecture” published by Niyogi Publishers, New Delhi, 2014. He is presently also a Guest Professor at the Mundus Urbano Program at Architecture Faculty, TU Darmstadt, Germany. He was awarded the Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship in 2015 and was hosted at at University of Bonn, Germany. His forthcoming publication is with Oxford university Press is titled “History of Urban Form: India”. Pratyush runs a design practice along with his academic interest. He was awarded the 22nd J K Cement Architect of the Year award 2013 in Residence Design Category.

Ar. Harinder Arora


Ar. Harinder Arora

Ar. Harinder Arora is Ex Chief Architect J&K UT graduated from Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) during 1985. He joined J&K Architect’s Organization, Housing & Urban Development Department and rendered 37 years of service. He is practicing since 1990 and is Principal Architect, Planners Group, Architects and Interior Designers at 26, Sector No. 8, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. His Firm has designed Projects of wide variety including Group Housing, Villas, Nursing Homes , Instructional, Industrial & Commercial etc. He is Passionate about sustainable design, my work emphasizes energy efficiency, solar passive architecture, and integrated solar technology. Energy efficiency in buildings, Solar Passive Architecture and integrated Solar Technology have been focus area in our Design. He is nominated Member of the Council of Architecture (COA) from U.T. of J&K and representing J&K in India Art, Architecture & Design Biennale 2023 organized by Ministry of Culture, Government of India at Red Fort New Delhi.

Srinivas Murthy G.


Srinivas Murthy G.

Ar. Srinivas Murthy G., a leading architecture and design consultant with a worldwide arena of professional engagement, is the founder and principal architect of his studio practice named SMG Design Inc. Since its inception in 1992, it has achieved many remarkable milestones both in professional practice and academic initiatives worldwide in the field of architecture, design, research and documentation and filmmaking. Srinivas Murthy G., graduated with distinction, form the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1991. SMG Design Inc., has undertaken many prestigious projects in the field of Medical and Health Care, Museum Design, Tourism, Corporate and IT Infrastructure, Master Planning of large Townships and Academic Campuses. Popularly known as SMG, he is a founding board members of the world Association of Architectural Organizations [AAO] Chicago, a network of likeminded design organizations dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. He is Founding President of Architecture and Design Foundation [India]- an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about values of good design and architecture in India. He was awarded the “Award for Excellence 2017” by the Government of Telangana, for a yearlong program of “Architecture for Social Equity- heritage walks for school children”. He was conferred the “Fellow of IGBC” award by IGBC in 2019.

Ar. R.K. Patel


Ar. R.K. Patel

Ar. R. K. Patel completed his B.Arch. (Gold medalist) in 1985 from Visveswaraiya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur. He has worked as a trainee in M/s. Hasmukh C. Patel, firm, Ahmedabad. He Designed a Corporate Office Building for F.S.N.L. (A Govt. of India Undertaking.) in Bhilai. He has Participated in an International Design Competition of a Five Star hotel in Nagpur and secured 6th position, out of 204 participants, It was a 14 storied building with a revolving restaurant, on top. He has Designed a Church at Raipur, with a hyperbolic Parabolic Shell roof, giving a free shape and dynamic built form.  He has been awarded token of appreciation for designing of the prestigious “Manikchand Plaza” Chairman Manikchand Group, at Hotel Le-meridian, Pune. He has also won National Design Competition, for the design of 150m tall, a religious tower Jait Khamb taller than Qutubminar, Corporate Multistoried Head Office Building at Dagania, Raipur “A High Tech Intelligent Building”, Housing Colony for MLA’s at Raipur and Korba Institute of Technology, a State Engineering College.  He received appreciation Award, from Honorable Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh for designing 1500 seater Auditorium complex, with two convention hall, Board Rooms and a huge dome, accommodating the dining hall.

Ar. Jacqueline Catherine Namayanja


Ar. Jacqueline Catherine Namayanja

Jacqueline Catherine Namayanja, a luminary in Ugandan architecture, combines a fervent commitment to sustainable design with a profound dedication to community upliftment. Graduating with distinction from Makerere University in 2011, her career has been marked by exceptional achievements. From leading projects at J.E Nsubuga & Associates to teaching architectural theory at the International University of East Africa, Jacqueline's expertise spans cultural, hospitality, educational, residential, and commercial sectors. In 2017, she founded her architectural practice, emphasizing detail and environmental consciousness. Holding prominent roles, including the presidency of the Uganda Society of Architects and the East Africa Institute of Architects, she champions initiatives such as community service projects and national awards ceremonies. Jacqueline's influence extends internationally, evident in her participation in prestigious architectural awards juries. Her legacy epitomizes architectural excellence intertwined with compassionate leadership, inspiring a future where design catalyzes positive societal change.

Ar. Vineet Luckoo


Ar. Vineet Luckoo

Ar. Vineet Luckoo is currently the President of the Mauritius Association of Architects (MAA). He is a registered Professional Architect and leads his professional practice Archikraft since 2021. He graduated in 2011 at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa where he holds a Bachelor in Architectural Studies (BAS) and a Master in Architecture (MArch). He also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Northampton. He has worked for reputed architectural firms during the past decade: namely Ruben Reddy Architects in South Africa and Macbeth Architects & Designers in Mauritius.  Vineet has been an active member in the MAA council for the past 6 years. The MAA is a Member Section of the Union of International Architects (UIA) and Vineet is the representative member of UIA Education Commission. Additionally, he is involved in the Habitat and Environment Commission at the African Union of Architects (AUA). Vineet has experience in a range of projects: hospitality, high luxury residential, office, intermodals, airport, hospital and place of worship. He is actively present in workshops to bring architectural solutions to regional and global issues in the construction sector. In 2023, he has joined the Polytechnics in Mauritius (PML) as Lecturer and teaches students registered for Diploma in Architectural Studies and Diploma in Interior Design. He has also been involved in various local and foreign moderation and jury exercises. Currently, Vineet is active in sustainability and heritage commission of the MAA and has also been involved in governmental technical committees to deal with issues thereof. Additionally, he has participated in the Unesco World Heritage Site workshops for the Apravasi Ghat Buffer zone.

Ar. Rohana Bandara Herath

Sri Lanka

Ar. Rohana Bandara Herath
Sri Lanka

Architect Rohana Bandara Herath is a Chartered Architect who graduated in BSc (Built Environment) and completed his Master of Science in Architecture from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. At present, he is doing his doctoral studies. He has worked for leading Multidisciplinary Consultancy Establishments in Sri Lanka and overseas and contributed to many award-winning projects. Later, he established his own practice in Colombo called RBH Design Group and has done several landmark projects namely: St Mary’s Home for the Aged, Colombo 10, a Meat Processing Factory for Gills Lanka, Amaya City Hotel in Colombo 03, Headquarters for the Visually Handicapped Graduates and Pearl Bay Water park in the Colombo district. For the last 12 years, Architect Herath is serving as a Juror of the National Construction Excellent Award Committee and for many years, as Juror for Architecture Awards, Student’s Award and the Young Architect Award circles organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. He serves as a Council Member of the Chamber of Construction Industry and a Member of the main Planning Committee of the Urban Development Authority and National Advisory Council of the Construction Industry. He is an examiner and a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Moratuwa, the University of Kelaniya, the University of Colombo, and the City School of Architecture. Architect Rohana Bandara Herath is a Fellow Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, Institute of International Management, Institute of Chartered Professional Managers, and a Life member of the International Council of Monuments and Sites and Wildlife and Nature Protection Society. He is also a Green Building Professional and International Associate of the American Institute of Architects. He is the currently the President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects the Chairman of the City School of Architecture, Colombo, and the Country President of the Architects Council of Asia.

Ar. Praveen Bavadekar


Ar. Praveen Bavadekar

Praveen Bavadekar, a product of Bangalore University and the Architectural Association's Design Research Lab in London, returned to his roots in Belagavi, Karnataka, after his studies. As the great grandson of the renowned freedom fighter Gangadharrao Deshpande, his architectural journey reflects the 'in-betweenness' of his hometown. Founding Thirdspace Architecture Studio (TAS) in 2003, Praveen explores the interstices between binaries in architecture, blending rural and urban, old and new. TAS, now a partnership with Namrata Betigiri, operates from Belagavi and Pune, housing talented professionals nationwide. Alongside studio work, Praveen mentors a design-based real estate company and engages in teaching, writing, and diverse interests including agriculture and culinary arts. TAS's accolades since 2003 underscore Praveen's innovative approach to architectural practice.

Ar. Poonam V. Mascarenhas


Ar. Poonam V. Mascarenhas

Poonam Verma Mascarenhas, an architect, historic building and urban conservation specialist, researcher, and writer, boasts three decades of domestic and international experience, spanning over a hundred projects. As the founding director of Archinova_Environs, a Goa-based design studio, she has garnered recognition on the global stage. A former Charles Wallace Fellow, she was among twenty-seven international nominees for the prestigious 2023 DIVIA Award by the Berlin-based foundation, Diversity in Architecture. Collaborating with esteemed organizations such as AKTC, JVF, INTACH, HECAR, UNESCO, and ICOMOS, Poonam has left an indelible mark on the architectural landscape. She has served as a consultant to governmental departments in Indian states including Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Himachal Pradesh. Notably, she co-founded the Goa Heritage Action Group and holds a position on the Scientific Council Steering Committee of ICOMOS India, while previously serving on the Senate of SPA Vijayawada (2020-22). Poonam is a prolific author, with her works including "The Mapped Heritage of Panaji-Goa," "Silent Sentinels-Traditional Architecture of Coorg," and contributions to "Vernacular Building Tradition of India" in Schittich C.'s "Vernacular Architecture – Atlas for Living throughout the World." Her latest venture is the conceptualization and co-editing of "Conservation and the Indian City: Bridging the Gap," showcasing her ongoing dedication to advancing architectural discourse and heritage conservation.

Ar. N.M.S. Shiyam
(Professional Advisor)


Ar. N.M.S. Shiyam (Professional Advisor)

Ar. N.M.S. Shivam is a practicing Architect with more than 30 years of experience in the field of architecture and has a diverse portfolio with buildings like Individual residences, Cinema halls, Hospital buildings etc. He also extensively expertise in estimation and evaluating of all type of buildings. He served as the Chairman for IIA Madurai Center from 2021 to 2023 and is the currently serving his second term as the Chairman for IIA Madurai centre. He has been involved in more than 500 design projects in his professional career till now.

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AGRA Ar. C.S. Gupta (Prof A)
Ar. Rajeev Kumar Dwivedi
AHMEDABAD Ar. Balkrishna Doshi
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Ar. Yatin Pandya
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AURANGABAD Ar. R.V. Nadkarni (Prof A)
BARODA Ar. (Ms.) Punita J. Mehta
Ar. Jaimini Mehta
Ar. Pratyush Shankar
Ar. Suryakant Patel
BELAGAVI Ar. Praveen Bavadekar
BENGALURU Ar. Bijoy Ramchandran
Ar. (Ms.) Chitra Vishwanathan
Ar. Krishna Rao Jaisim
Ar. H.C. Thimmaiah
Ar. (Ms.) H.R. Prathibha
Ar. (Ms.) Anjali B. Yagnik
Ar. Rajesh Renganathan
Ar. Sharukh Mistry
Ar. Soumitro Ghosh
Ar. Kumar Ravindra
BHILAI Ar. R.K. Patel
BHOPAL Ar. Amogh Kumar Gupta
Dr. Ar. Vinay Shrivastava
BHUBANESWAR Ar. Akshaya K. Beuria (Prof A)
Ar. Dr. Santosh Kumar Misra
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Ar. Soumyendu Shankar Ray
Ar. Dipak Panda
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Ar. R.L. Goyal
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Ar. S.S. Sandhu
Ar. Shiv Datt Sharma
Ar. V.P. Arora
CHENNAI Ar. A.M. Harris
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Ar. J. Subramanian
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Ar. Rohana Bandara Herath
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TANZANIA Ar. David Kibebe
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THAILAND Ar. (Ms.) Apiradee Kasemsook
UGANDA Ar. Kenneth Amunsimiire
Ar. Brian Muhwezi
Ar. Jacqueline Namayanja
KENYA Ar. Prof. Alfred Omenya
Ar. Dr. Susan N. Kibue