School of Architecture and Planning
School of Architecture is one of the most dynamic and important part of BBD University. The School started in the form of ‘Department of Architecture’, in BBDNITM, Lucknow in the year 1999. The 5-year Degree Course in Architecture was affiliated from Uttar Pradesh Technical University and the Council of Architecture (under section 20 of Architects Act 1972).
In the year 2011, the ‘Department of Architecture’ came to be known as the ‘School Of Architecture’ and became an integral part of the Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow. Currently the University runs its full time academic courses and awards degrees at both Graduate (Bachelors of Architecture) as well as Post Graduate Level (Masters of Architecture). Over a period of almost 16 years, the School of Architecture has produced more than 600 Architects working in different sectors of construction industry.
To nurture and create architects who have the capacity to change the face of our world’s tomorrow and that too for the best!
“To provide an equal opportunity to the young generation for evolving their core competencies for building up their career as a world class business professionals with broad based foundations , in depth knowledge and versatile personality to meet the challenges of global economy”
The School believes that meaningful resolutions for contradictions and complexities can be arrived at through the process of learning and doing. Students are thus encouraged to develop skills related to the language of architecture, starting with basic communication skills, leading to the development of creativity, imagination and innovation. This is supplemented by the exploration and development of the craft of building, through workshop exercises as well as on site interaction with building industry. The School understands there is a shortfall of appropriately trained architects who can cope with diverse demands and challenges of the development process in India.
“All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable” – Frank Lloyd Wright The school has a base-model of integrated architectural education that addresses many critical and sensitive contemporary issues of sustenance prevailing around the entire globe. We owe much to the diversity, complexity and social philosophy that has been our treasures and to remain so time and again for our future generations.
We have means to foster education concepts that stimulate the imagining power of the students to allow one to question their thoughts in multiplicity, seeking guidance from the experienced and highly qualified faculty members, researchers, professors, expert from field and also from the society as a whole.
Architecture, more than science, is the art of expressing thoughts, ambitions, desire, and much more through (usually grand and/or colossal) structures that stand apart. The science is the study of this art and its ways. But art or not, architecture is the reason why we have such a beautifully planned and settled world at our disposal. Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but first it was in the mind of an architect, is how it goes.
But with the world population increasing at an alarming rate even after already being at such a huge number, and the space for habitation thus decreasing, there is dire, almost distressing, need and requirement for not just good, but excellent, knowledgeable and extremely devoted architects.
Good architecture at present can:
- Save the world from an enormous space crunch;
- Add a lot of beauty to our already beautiful world;
- Help save the environment; and most importantly,
- Will help shelter a lot of homeless and needy with the already existing resources.