Meet Our Speakers
Mr Jit Kumar Gupta
His Professional and academic experience spans over 51 years in Architecture, Urban Planning, Architectural Education, Policy Planning and Planning Legislation.
- Founder Director , COA, Bhaddal; Past-Advisor Town Planning, PUDA,
- Former Vice- President, IIA; Former Joint Hon Secretary, IIA( 2terms); former Chairman BOE, IIA, former Chairman, Chandigarh Chapter IIA ; former Chairman, Chandigarh Chapter ITPI; Secretary Examination, Secretary Publication, ITPI; Members Governing Council IBC; Current Chairman Chandigarh Chapter, IGBC
- Winner numerous academic and professional awards including Vishwakarma Award &Life Time Achievement Award(2020) of ICI for contribution to profession of Architecture and Planning besides two medals for standing first in University
- Guest lecturers in USA; ACA-12, China; SAARCH Kathmandu / Bhutan, Switzerland
- Team leader World Bank Project-CADS, Gujarat , Senior Consultant, Master Plan
- Authored over 300 technical papers & Six e-Books on healthcare, housing, urban planning , heritage, architectural education, Chandigarh.
Ms Apurva Bose Dutta
Author, Architectural Journalist, Curator, Editor
Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta is an author, award-winning architectural journalist, curator, and editor, based in Bangalore, India. Her professional journey has seen global collaborations in various capacities with multimedia publication houses, firms, organisations, and educational institutions affiliated with architecture, design, and building in India,
the UK, the US, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Singapore, Karachi, and Canada.
She is well-travelled and explores her academic background of architecture and journalism (B.Arch, Chandigarh College of Architecture – 2005; Diploma in freelance journalism, UK) in diverse roles—that of conducting and curating/writing architecture and design content and discourses, professional speaking, conducting workshops and masterclasses and consulting for academic and professional industry initiatives.
Apurva has been invited by the Australian and Finland Governments to represent the Indian delegation in International Media Visits of Architectural Writers in Melbourne (2016) and Helsinki (2018) respectively. Her book, ARCHITECTURAL VOICES OF INDIA: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos (2017) published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, initiates a discourse on architecture by 19 of India’s acclaimed architects and has received wide coverage in media globally.