Ar. SrirajBasavaraju – Principal

Education : Bachelors in Architecture from RVCE, Bangalore and Masters in Architecture from UNSW, Australia, he started his own firm in 2005 called ‘Realm Architects’’in Bangalore.

Ar. SrirajBasavaraju believes that life is a journey and that one must live it to the fullest.He has been the principal architect for a decade and has worked on a good variety of projects. On the other hand, he has shown keen interest in the field of academics – He was formerly the HOD/Dean at Impact College of Architecture and was also teaching at RVCE. He also writes for the architecture column in Deccan Herald and is an extremely passionate biker. He believes that integrity, sincerity and dedication are the basic virtues that any human being should possess and that these values form the crux of life.

Ar. Shital Barman - Professor – Head of Department

Education : M-Arch From New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Newark, NJ. in 1998
B-Arch from Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) Vadodara, Gujarat in 1992

She comes with a varied experience in and out of Architecture, having worked in the USA for 7 years and then opening a book distribution business in Bangalore. She is the recipient of the Graduate Design Award at NJIT in the year 1997. Moving to academia was an epiphany. Her main interests are in Green Buildings and Vernacular practices. She loves travelling and her extensive travels help weave stories that set imaginations soaring. A good team player and lead by example person.

Ar. NavneetGaba – Assistant Professor

Philosophy : “A Human: Clean and Green within and outside An Architect: with Values and looking forward watering budding architects.

Qualification : Bachelor of Architecture, VNIT Nagpur (1991-1996)

Experience : Founder and Principal Architect @ NAVARTH ARCHITECTS

Over past 15 years, worked with reputed architects in Delhi & Bangalore in areas of Residential, Commercial and Institutional to name a few.

Ar. Elza D’ Cruz – Associate Professor

Qualifications : M.Arch Urban Design, MSc Sustainable Development.

ElzaD’cruz is an Associate Professor with the Bachelor’s program in Architecture. She has a Bachelor of Architecture Degree (University of Kerala, 2003), Master of Architecture Degree in Urban Design (Visveswaraya Technological University, 2010) and Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Development (Sikkim Manipal University of Distance Education, 2010). She is engaged in mentoring Design studios and teaching History and Theory of Architecture. Her major emphasis and interest lie in developing an understanding of nature, human aspects and urban sociology as the basis to design of built environment. She has written papers on urban design in historic precincts. She began her professional career in 2003, working as an architect and designer on institutions, housing, residences and interior projects. She has participated and won in national level architecture competitions. She is a recipient of the Prof. P. C Alexander memorial Award for the best outgoing student in Architecture at the Government College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram and IIA Gold Medal for students in Architecture from IIA, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter.

Ar. Sairam Kumar – Associate Professor

He completed his Master of Town Planning from School of Architecture and Planning (Chennai) in 2002 and B. Arch degree from Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapally in 2000.

He had an opportunity to be part of documentation on ninth century temple at Pudukkotai region of Tamil Nadu for University of Sussex at Brighton.

Over the years, Sairam has been associated as a practicing architect in various offices and his list of works include High rise residential, individual residences, and other commercial projects

Ar. Chandrahasa Reddy – Assistant Professor

Completed his B.Arch from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in 2003. Since then he has been a member of Council Of Architecture, India. Did his Masters in Construction Management from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia in 2005. He has good working experience in various branches in construction in Australia, India & United Kingdom.

Ar. Shweta Pedaparthi – Assistant Professor

" I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture" - Tadao Ando

-Ar. ShwetaPedaparthi, successfully completed her B.Arch from R.V College of Architecture, Bangalore, after which she worked with Praveen Vashisht and Associates in Delhi for an year. Following this, she joined RSP Design Consultants, Bangalore, a Singapore based company. During this time she worked on a myriad range of projects. She has also worked with a couple of freelance architects and lighting designers. She holds special interests in urban design, interior and lighting design. Currently, she is an assistant professor at RRSA, teaching subjects like architectural design, building construction and materials, theory of architecture and climatology. She is young, vibrant and a design enthusiast. As quoted above, she believes in the philosophy that architecture holds the potential to make a difference in the society. Her other hobbies include travelling and cooking.

Ar. Ajinkya Unhale

Education : Graduated from R.V school of Architecture in 2010 and dove right into Earth construction with his first project.

After a brief stint with a few prominent offices in the city, he moved to Auroville, learning from Architect Dharmesh Jadeja and the Buildaur/Dustudio team, working on projects in the residential and hospitality sector. His eagerness to bring back his learnings to the mainstream building industry in a metropolitan such as Bangalore took him to Unishire, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the city. He is now a partner at the "Made In Earth Collective", an architecture studio and construction practice with sustainability at its core, working primarily with earth as a building material creating contemporary expressions with minimal environmental impact.


Education : Bachelor degree from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (Bangalore University,2009) and a Master degree in Urban Design from RVCE (V.T.U 2013) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law through Distance Education from National Law School University of India in 2011.

Have been engaged in teaching Architecture Students over the last two years and main interests lie in History of Architecture and

Sustainable Design.

Worked on various Residential and Interiors Projects.

Loves travelling and exploring New things.


Education : Bachelor of Architecture in 2010.Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from RVSA Banglore.

In 2013 she joined University School of design, Mysore as Assistant Professor .The journey of teaching & learning continued for period of two years along the practice.

Further she joined McGansOoty School Of Architecture, Nilgiris as Assistant Professor for academic year.Shecurrently has moved to Banglore& joined RRSA as Assistant Professor with the same passion to learn more & share more ofher skills of teaching.