“ Good meaningful architecture emerges at the meeting point when art becomes science and science becomes art ”
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Prof. Dr. Arvind Krishan


Prof. Arvind Krishan is an architect-structural engineer with a Master in Architecture from University of Washington USA, Masters in Structural Engineering and Ph.D in Energy Efficient Architecture from Indian Institute of Technology –Delhi,India.

He is former Dean, Head Department of Architecture and Visiting Professor Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

He is a leading architect in the country in the field of ‘Green Buildings’ - Climate Responsive / Energy Efficient Architecture having designed projects of diverse nature and magnitude in the country and abroad, with more than four decades of professional work. He is principal architect Center for Architectural Systems Alternatives, New Delhi.

His innovative design for Punjab Energy Development Agency Office Building, Chandigarh has been awarded ‘5 star rating – the most energy efficient building in India’ by Bureau Of Energy Efficiency Govt. of India

His professional work is supported by intense research in the field of Climate Responsive/ Energy Efficient Architecture, funded through various national and international agencies: British Council, European Union, Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhawan, Govt. Of India etc.

He is an international consultant to World Bank for their projects in China & India.

He has won design awards in competitions and publication awards for research work.

Recipient: International award - Jeffrey Cook Award 2010 for Desert Architecture awarded by “The Cook Foundation” & Desert Architecture & Urban Planning Institute– J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research,Ben-GurionUniversityof the Negev,Israel at UNESCO supported 3rd. International Conference on Drylands, Deserts andDesertification,Israel

He is recipient Indian Building Congress Medal at the National Conference: ‘Sustainable Development in Built Environment’ Bhopal 2001.

He was invited panel member/speaker of Yale University delegation to UNFCCC COP16, World Summit on Climate Change 2010 at Cancun, Mexico

He is member of UNEP Expert group on Eco-cities.

He is member International Advisory Panel, UNESCO Sustainable Urban Development forAsia and the Pacific

He is an Associate of PLEA ( Passive Low Energy Architecture ) International and member International Advisory / Scientific Committees PLEA, World Sustainable Building Conference SB-08

He has lectured extensively in India and abroad.

His work is widely published as books, research reports and papers through international publishers / research journals / national and international conferences. He is author and editor of the internationally acclaimed book Climate Responsive Architecture, published by Tata McGraw-hill. The book has been translated in Chinese language, published by McGraw-hill and Chinese Architecture & Building press, for teaching and professional use in China.

Major review of his professional work has been published in national and international architectural journals, professional magazines.