Department of Architecture Profile
The Department of Civil Engineering initiated a B.Arch Course in the year 1989. Prof. G.V.S.Sai is instrumental in establishing the Division, which was inagurated by Sri D.V. Subba Rao, Mayor, and Visakhapatnam on 23 rd October 1989. Independent Department status was confirmed on 9 th April 2001. The faculty of the department has strived hard to establish a strong department. Since, architecture as a profession deals with the creation of a comfortable physiological and psychological living environment, it is very important to train the students with a holistic and futuristic perspective. With this in view, the department had developed a curriculum, which aims at exposing the students to various fields of architecture and its allied fields.
The Department has encouraged students to interact with various Organizations. The faculty and students conducted a Zonal level convention in October 2000. The Department conducted exhibitions to bring awareness of Architecture to the Public on various occasions, and also conducted with All India Institute of Architects (AIIA) on various occasions is organizing seminars, exhibitions and even National convention held during 2001. The highlights of the convention were the fund-supporting building material exhibition, the Visakhapatnam heritage and modern architectural exhibition. The convention also conducted workshops on the use of concrete fly ash for building, computer aided design & drafting and building openings.
The faculty of the department is actively involved in consultancy work. The focus of the work is in the areas of architecture design studios, Computer Aided Design, Town planning, climatology (energy efficient built environment), landscape design, interior design and ecology.
The Department also offers one Postgraduate course specialization in M. Planning (environmental) started in 2006 The department is very active in industrial and technical consultancy. it scaled to the present status.
Department of Architecture
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
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