"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." - Winston Churchill. This quote aptly summarises the importance of design of buildings. The ageless task of architecture has been to produce an appropriate built environment responding to the people's requirement and their aspiration’s. GITAM School of Architecture, Hyderabad Campus is established from the academic year 2018-19 with the main objective of providing world class education in architecture at Hyderabad, one of the fastest growing cities of India. The School offers a five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program duly approved by the Council of Architecture, Government of India. The School is intended to develop into a nationally recognized centre of learning for architectural education.
The School is an elite institution with the state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities, modern laboratories in the core of architecture education i.e., CLIMATOLOGY LAB, COMPUTER LAB, BUILDING MATERIALS MUSUEM, CONSTRUCTION YARD, ART STUDIO & MODEL MAKING STUDIO. The skills and expertise provided by the faculty of the School will help to enrich the students and help moulding them into creative, innovative and intellectually vibrant architects of the future. Further, the School focuses on research and development in designing of buildings by enhancing their sustainability and reflecting the cultural sensibilities of the society across the globe.
The School's core strengths of academic rigor & focus on teaching – learning, specialization of faculty, handpicking of teaching talent and involvement of leading practicing architects in architecture teaching, focuses on the core skills needed for a successful career in architecture. GSoA Hyderabad academic rigor focuses on the following,
MOTIVATION AND DEDICATION: Essential for success in any choice of career, and more in Architecture as the course is needs lot of hard work.
ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE SKILLS: Sense of proportions, color schemes and aesthetics.
HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS: An architect is surrounded by people, Clients, Consultants Vendors, Contractors, Skilled/Unskilled workers etc., so Architect should be a people’s man.
RESEARCH: Every project is a new challenge and for every new project lot of research work has to be done by the Architect.
WRITING/PRESENTATION SKILLS: Architectural projects involve lot of documentation like project reports, contract documents, agreements and specification writings etc.
WORK IN TEAMS: Building Projects are essentially complex and they need team effort. Starting from the design till execution the architect has role to play, he is the first man in and the last man out.
WILL POWER: Architecture is a professional career. Council of Architecture, GoI governs the profession of architecture in India. Strong will power is needed to adhere to the code of conduct by Council of Architecture.
The curriculum addresses principles of design, building materials, building construction, planning and visual judgment which are fundamental for development of the creative process in Architecture. The curriculum is designed to encompass the core course-work covering foundation knowledge, skills and vocabulary, while upper-level study seeks a broader understanding of architecture by combining theoretical exploration with practical considerations. Field studies help students to understand human activities, behaviour and the value of space inside and outside and the details to be incorporated in the design. National and International study tours to be conducted by the Learning and Documentation Cell of the school provides students with a unique opportunity to study and document buildings of heritage value and architectural importance. GSoA, Hyderabad along with the rigorous teaching schedule includes workshops by eminent practicing architects, senior academicians, artists and other allied field personalities to share and transfer their knowledge to the students.
GSoA Hyderabad is here with a mission to serve the nation by nurturing and developing architects who would shape the built environment by designing built environment that would be responsive to the lifestyle of the people who use them. And the education imparted at GSoA Hyderabad will be of global standards with high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment.
GSA Hyderabad, has facilities and infrastructure needed for 3600 development of the student. We have NSS, the National Service Scheme, where student’s serve the society by participating in various programs such World Earth Day, Blood donation camps, Swachh Bharat etc,. The student community at GITAM University is very vibrant and organise many clubs such as KALAKRUTHI, a student cultural organization to pursue and showcase their cultural skills, E-Cell where entrepreneurial skills are focus, DISHA, where competitive exams are focused, Photography club etc,. A three-day student festival “PRAMANA” is organized by the student community. The INNOVATION CENTRE at GITAM University trains students in advanced skills to improve their employability skills. The SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE continuously focuses on improving the soft skills of the students.