Prof. S.Shiva Kumar

Prof. S.Shiva Kumar

Professor of Architecture,Acharya's NRV School of Architecture(ASArch), at Acharya Institutes

Location
Bengaluru Area, India
Industry
Architecture & Planning

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Prof. S.Shiva Kumar's Overview

Current
  • Professor of Architecture at Acharya Institutes
  • Professor of Architecture at Acharya Institutes
Past
  • Chief Executive at Design Incarnate,Bangalore 560010
  • Professor of Architecture at School of Architecture, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • Visiting Faculty at School of Architecture, B.M.S.College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • Consultant at Grass Roots Research & Creation Pvt.Ltd., New Delhi
  • Professor of Architecture at School of Architecture, M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560054
  • Environmental Consultant at Metro Infrastructure & Project Solutions, Mumbai
  • Director (Environmental Impact Assessment) at Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, New Delhi
  • Visiting Faculty at School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • HUDCO Chair Professor of Urban Management at Administrative Training Institute,Government of Karnataka,Mysore
  • Assistant Professor of Architecture at School of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad
  • Architect Planner in the Planning Division,New Delhi at National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd.
  • Assistant Architect, Housing & Town Planning Unit,New Delhi at Central Public Works Department, Government of india,New Delhi
Education
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Prof. S.Shiva Kumar's Summary

To channelize the professional experience gained from more than 38 years of Teaching, Training & as Scientist in the Government of India, to create & nurture an institution that will earn the status of a centre of excellence for academic & research activities,apart from providing consultancy & advocacy services in creating Built Environments that are responsive to the present day needs of sustainability. It is a challenging task to be in a position to make difference by grooming young professionals who can spearhead the age-old dictum of ' Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'(From ancient Upanishads to mean earth as a family,similar to the ancient African concepts,like Ubuntu which means humanity to others). There can be no better place to achieve this objective than to be in an Academia for Built Environment study & research which identifies with the cause.

Specialties

Environmental Management of development projects, Urban Environment Management, Sustainable Architecture & Urbanism.

Prof. S.Shiva Kumar's Experience

Professor of Architecture

Acharya Institutes

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Education Management industry

December 2011Present (2 years 10 months) Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Marg,Hesaraghatta Road,Soladevanahalli

Teaching & Research,built on a constant & untiring pursuit of LEARNING.

Professor of Architecture

Acharya Institutes

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Education Management industry

December 2011Present (2 years 10 months)

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Education Management industry

March 2009December 2011 (2 years 10 months) Hesaraghatta Road,Bangalore 560090

Setting up a new institution for studies, research ,consultancy & advocacy services in the realm of Built Environment.As a first step towards realizing this,first batch of 40 students were admitted for the 5-year Bachelor of Architecture Degree programme in 2009.By 2010,the intake for B.Arch was increased to 80 and in 2011,it is likely to be 120.It is programmed to start B.Arch(Bachelor of Interior Architecture),B.Arch (Bachelor of Building Construction Management) & B.Planning(Bachelor of Planning) in 2012-13 & later to start postgraduate / research studies in selected thrust areas in the realm of Built Environment, such as Building Science / Construction Management, Real Estate / Infrastructure Development & Sustainable Architecture / Urbanism. The School has plans to implement Architecture 2010 Imperative & Architecture 2030 Challenge in the Curriculum & Facilities,right from its inception.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Oil & Energy industry

2007March 2009 (2 years)

Providing Built Environment consultancy services & conducting promotional workshops. One such event was held on 5 November, 2008 with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for the Building Industry on 'Environmental issues in Construction Sector'.

Consultant

Centre for Urban & Rural Infrastructure Planning (CURIP), Bangalore 560070

2007March 2009 (2 years)

Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports & Environmental Management Plans for urban development & large residential projects.

Chief Executive

Design Incarnate,Bangalore 560010

February 2006March 2009 (3 years 2 months)

Consultancy services in Built Environment such as preparation of EIA & EMP for obtaining NOCs,environmental clearances,environmental compliance monitoring & reporting. Projects handled include large residential complexes,commercial buildings & Hotel projects.

Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore

20082009 (1 year)

Teaching undergraduate students Theory subjects & Architectural Design studio. Pursuing Research for PhD. Teaching Sustainable Architecture as an Elective for the final year students was refreshing as, DSCE campus offered an excellent example to showcase potential possibilities to minimize ecological footprints.The findings of the study were presented at a Seminar on 'Designer's Role in Emerging Indian Economies' on 5.12.08 at Whitefield, Bangalore & well received (however, students shied away from presenting the work as they were scared they may be punished for being over critical !) .

Visiting Faculty

School of Architecture, B.M.S.College of Engineering, Bangalore

20082009 (1 year)

Teaching Students of M.Arch (Habitat Design).Handling two Theory subjects that used to be more interactive at the postgraduate level was an enjoyable experience.Special papers prepared by students as part of sessional requirements in the two subjects promise to be stepping stones to pursue dissertation in the final Semester.It is a different story that the prevailing academic climate & knowledge sharing between educational institutions are so stifling that such opportunities become threat to some.

Consultant

Grass Roots Research & Creation Pvt.Ltd., New Delhi

20072009 (2 years)

Advisory role for environmental consultancy projects.

Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture, M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore 560054

20072008 (1 year)

Teaching undergraduate students Theory subjects & Architectural Design studio. Registered for PhD with Visvesvaraya Technological University. Also formulated the Syllabus to initiate a 2-year M.Arch degree programme in Construction Project Management. Presented technical papers at Seminars in Kolkata & Pune.It was also a pleasant experience to go on educational tour with the students, once to Hyderabad for NASA Convention (by bus) & the other to Bhopal,Agra, Jaipur,Fatehpur Sikri & Ahmedabad (by Train).

Environmental Consultant

Metro Infrastructure & Project Solutions, Mumbai

20072008 (1 year)

Associated with the preparation of proposals (competition entries) for Hampi Tourism Strategy Project,Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka & Chennai-Hosur Industrial Corridor Project,Government of Tamil Nadu.

Director (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, New Delhi

November 1982February 2006 (23 years 4 months)

Environmental Appraisal of developmental projects that interalia included, Cultural Heritage sites, Decongestion of Mumbai city, Infrastructure development Projects,Water Resources Projects, Power Projects, Mining & Industries, large Construction projects & Human Settlements. Environmental Guidelines for the Assessment of Military Stations & New Towns were formulated by Expert Groups for which,I was he Member Convener. In the year 2004, when large construction projects were brought under the ambit of E.I.A , I was involved in developing the framework for environmental scrutiny, appraisal & monitoring in my capacity as the Member Secretary of the Environmental Appraisal Committee. For some time worked as the Scientist in charge for environmental monitoring of projects in the Southern States. Worked as Director for promotion of cleaner technologies at MoEF.In this capacity,was involved in collaborative research with Research Institutions in the Country on Regional Carrying Capacity studies (Doon Valley,Damodar River Basin,Tapi Estuary,Greater Kochi & National Capital Region) & Life Cycle Analysis( Steel & Cement sectors).Had opportunities to visit all parts of the Country & many other Countries-USSR,UK,Japan, USA, Philippines, Thailand & Singapore. In the MoEF,was guided by two very knowledgeable senior colleagues,who are no more & from whom I had a lot to learn - Dr.N.L.Ramanathan & Dr.S.Maudgal.

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

20062006 (less than a year)

Teaching Postgraduate Planning students & guide in their dissertation work. Interaction at this level for a semester with SPA,Delhi just after I quit MoEF job was refreshing & helped to rekindle the unfulfilled dream to earn PhD.On return to Bangalore,registered for PhD with V.T.U.This was to be my last chance to do so (as ineligible to register for PhD after 55 years of age).

HUDCO Chair Professor of Urban Management

Administrative Training Institute,Government of Karnataka,Mysore

19931996 (3 years)

Training Municipal functionaries to implement infrastructure development programmes under the Nagarpalika Act.Programme initiated under Indo - Dutch DTUDP(Decentralized Training for Urban Development Programme). During the period, State Institute for Urban Development(SIUD) was set up and made operational at ATI, Mysore.As a part of the high level delegation from the Government of India,undertook a visit to Indonesia to study the Infrastructure development projects.Visits included Jakarta,Bali,Den Pasar, Bandung,Surabaya,ancient temple of Boro Budur & Kalimantan,a live volcano with continuous eruption of lava.

Assistant Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad

19801982 (2 years)

Teaching undergraduate students Theory subjects & Architectural Design studio in the School of Architecture.One experience that I remember is the measured drawing of Vadakkunathan Temple at Trichur that was undertaken with a group of students.I had the company of colleagues as Prof.K.B.Jain, Ravindra Vasavada, Ravi Hazra & Uday Shelat.The late Dr.B.N.Vishwanath, Professor of Planning,CEPT & a true embodiment of virtue,modesty & humility was always there to guide & help.

Architect Planner in the Planning Division,New Delhi

National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd.

19751980 (5 years)

Planning,designing & execution of Industrial Townships undertaken by the NBCC Ltd,Government of india Undertaking as turn key projects. During the period involved in the planning & designing of IPCL & Petrofils Townships at Vadodara, N.F.L Townships at Bhatinda & Panipat, B.R.P.L Township at Bongaigaon & several building projects.It was during my stay here that I was selected for NUFFIC Fellowships to pursue higher studies at IHS,Rotterdam.

Assistant Architect, Housing & Town Planning Unit,New Delhi

Central Public Works Department, Government of india,New Delhi

19741975 (1 year)

Planning & designing of general pool housing for Central Government employees in Delhi,one such scheme was to plan & design of one of the largest housing projects by CPWD, with community facilities on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road (Pushpa Vihar) at New Delhi,which included obtaining approval from the the City Corporation & Delhi Urban Arts Commission.

Prof. S.Shiva Kumar's Courses

  • PhD, Architecture, Environmental Planning & Design

    Visvesvaraya Technological University

    • Architecture
    • PhD in Architecture

Prof. S.Shiva Kumar's Skills & Expertise

  1. Environmental Impact Assessment
  2. Urban Planning
  3. Environmental Management
  4. Architecture
  5. Research
  6. Higher Education
  7. Green Building
  8. Sustainability
  9. Project Planning
  10. Architectural Design
  11. Sustainable Development
  12. Strategy
  13. Environmental Issues
  14. Sustainable Design
  15. Environmental Management Systems
  16. Policy
  17. Lecturing
  18. Sustainable Architecture
  19. Design Research
  20. Environmental Consulting
  21. Training
  22. Sustainability Reporting
  23. Urban Design
  24. Environmental Awareness
  25. Environmental Compliance
  26. Management
  27. Interior Design
  28. Industrial Engineering
  29. Construction
  30. Urban
  31. Comprehensive Planning
  32. Data Analysis
  33. Interior Architecture
  34. Teaching
  35. Feasibility Studies
  36. Construction Management
  37. Mixed-use
  38. Energy Efficiency
  39. Land Use Planning
  40. AutoCAD
  41. LEED AP
  42. BIM
  43. LEED
  44. Urbanism
  45. Sustainability Consulting
  46. Site Planning
  47. Design Management
  48. SketchUp
  49. 3D visualization
  50. Revit

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Prof. S.Shiva Kumar's Education

Visvesvaraya Technological University

PhD, Architecture, Environmental Planning & Design

20072014

Environmental sustainability of large residential projects in Bangalore city:Implications of environmental regulations with special reference to the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification.

Now, that I have successfully completed Pre-PhD comprehensive Viva Voce examination conducted by the VTU on May 12,2012, I am into the last finishing lap. Hopeful of completion by the year end.

Activities and Societies: The study with the background of working in the Apex Ministry of the Government of India is turning out to be an involved & invigorating experience.Study is supervised by Dr.K.S.AnanthaKrishna, Director, School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Diploma, Environmental Management

20012001

Activities and Societies: Apart from the study programme,knowing more of Singapore- its governance & management was a learning experience.It is revealing that how the urban governance can mold more or less same people to become resourceful & perform so differently.

University of Bradford

Diploma, Senior Environmental Management

19981998

Activities and Societies: This Training programme was tailored for senior officials of the Government of India that included many of my MoEF colleagues. One thing that I still remember is our study visit to the Lake District & the chance meeting with previous tutors, Prof.Norman Lee & Prof.Colin Kirkpatrick.

University of Bradford

Dip.EIA in developing countries, Environmental Impact Assessment

19931993

Activities and Societies: Coordinator for the programme was Prof.Colin Kirkpatrick who is now a Professor Emeritus of Development Economics and Director of the Impact Assessment Research Centre at the University of Manchester.He commanded respect & as a British Professor, maintained some distance from his pupils. The other coordinator for the programme specially gifted with abundant wit was Prof.Norman Lee from University of Manchester. We enjoyed & looked forward for his interactive sessions.

Institute for Housing & Urban Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam

Diploma in Housing,Planning & Building, Housing & Urban Development

19781979

As a part of the study programme, undertook a visit to Tunisia to study the housing situation there, visits included Tunis,Sidi Bou Said & Carthage.Best part of the programme was that participants were from different developing countries in Asia, Africa & Latin America providing an opportunity to know & learn from each other's experiences. There were two very committed & involved tutors in Edgardo Martinez & Raul D'lullo with whom I developed an excellent rapport.Also made it a point to visit places of architectural interest in London, Rome, Paris & Athens.On the way back,visited Cairo & Dubai. Samy Mansour,my Egyptian friend took me to the great Pyramids & other important places around.Cities & people reveal all the history we hear & read about.

Activities and Societies: In the initial programme in 1978, conducted a study on the 'Evolutionary approach for housing the urban poor:A Design Model'. Attended the Research programme by re-invitation in 1979. A joint project entitled 'Planning Model for a squatter development:case study,Bangalore' was published as a Priced Research Bulletin by the Institute for Housing & Urban Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam in 1982.

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

M.Arch, Village & Town Planning

19721974

The social life in Roorkee used to be wonderful.We used to have monthly Cinemas screened in the University hangar (remnants from the Cantonment Town,it once was).Several Kannadiga families used to host us & bring us together for cultural festivals.Ramans,Vasanthas, RamachandraRaos, Rangarajus, Srinivasans, KeshavaRaos, Naraharis were always helpful. Together we were a culturally well knit group, with a handful of people in the University,CBRI & SERC.

Activities and Societies: Dissertation in M.Arch was on ' Development of Delhi-Rishikesh scenic corridor for Tourism & Recreation'.Paper based on the study published by the Institute of Town Planners (India) in 1974. Secured First Rank & was awarded the University Gold Medal.Professors who mentored me were Prof.Rattan Kumar & Prof.Kuldip C Kambo. The course was renamed as Masters in Urban & Rural Planning (M.U.R.P) in the later years.Friendships with Prof.T.Oommen & Gaurav Murlidhar Rau I still cherish.

Bangalore University

B.Arch, Architecture

19671972

-Visvesvaraya Technological University
PhD, Architecture, Environmental Planning & Design
2007 – 2013
-Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Diploma, Environmental Management
2001 – 2001
-University of Bradford
Dip.EIA in developing countries, Environmental Impact Assessment
1993 – 1993
-Institute for Housing & Urban Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam
Diploma in Housing,Planning & Building, Housing & Urban Development
1978 – 1979
- Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
M.Arch, Village & Town Planning
1972 – 1974
- Bangalore University
B.Arch, Architecture
1967 – 1972

Activities and Societies: Passed out from the first batch of B.Arch in 1972 from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore securing Second Rank.The final year dissertation was 'Centre of Fine Arts on Kukkarahalli Lake in Mysore city' for rehousing an existing Art Gallery (Jaganmohana Palace) in the heart of Mysore city.Shri Siddeshwar Pardhy, late Shri K.N. Iengar,Mrs.Pushpa Dravid,Shri D.Santhanakrishnan & Shri Shankar Kanade made lasting impressions in different ways.

Sarada Vilas High School/College, Mysore

SSLC/PUC, Science

19631967

One year at the College(1966-67),but not much of lasting memories.

Activities and Societies: Sarada Vilas Institutions has established a reputation for quality education & discipline.Some of the teachers were outstanding in their subjects.In the High School, names of SR(Social Studies),NSV(Physics),KRK(Maths),AVR(English), KGB(Hindi), NSS(Kannada) stand out.One of my distinctions in the Pre-University Course (PUC) is that I scored 100% in Mathematics (it is hard to believe).

Prof. S.Shiva Kumar's Additional Information

Interests:

Music,Cricket,Sports,Movies,Making friends,Visiting & Exploring new places

Groups and Associations:

1. Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects 2. Registered Member of the Council of Architecture (India) 3. Member of the Indian Society of Environmental Economics 4. Member of the National Federation of Indian Engineers 5.Member,Rotary International 6.Member,Board of Studies,Department of Urban Planning, School of Planning & Architecture (Deemed University),Delhi 7.Honorary Member,Viyors Advisory Board,Viyors Energy Ltd.

Honors and Awards:

1.Secured 2nd Rank in B.Arch Degree in 1972 from Bangalore University
2.Awarded Gold Medal for standing first in M.Arch (Planning) at IIT, Roorkee in 1974
3.Awarded Netherlands Government Fellowship for higher studies & research at IHS,Rotterdam during 1978-79
4.Awarded Commonwealth Fellowships in 1993 for higher studies at University of Bradford, U.K
5.Appointed HUDCO Chair Professor of Urban Management at Administrative Training Institute, Mysore in 1993 to set up S.I.U.D at ATI, Mysore.
6.Invited Speaker at TATA Tiscon-D.E.S.I.G.N.the Knowledge Series at Vijayawada on 09.03.09 on 'Sustainability concerns in Built Environment:Road map & Challenges ahead'.
7.Invited Speaker by Bangalore Science Forum on 'Environment Protection-Role of NGOs' at National College on 25.03.09.
8.Appointed Professor & Director of Acharya's NRV School of Architecture
9.Nominated as Expert Member, Board of Studies, SPA, New Delhi.
10.Nominated as Member,Board of Studies in Architecture of VTU for 2013-16.

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