Prof R.J. Vasavada

Designation: 

Professor and Head, PG Programme in Architectural and Settlement Conservation

Professor and Head, PG
Programme in Architectural
and Settlement Conservation

Prof. Rabindra Jayendralal Vasavada was born 1944 in Junagadh, an important historic town in one of the erstwhile princely states of Kathiawad. Drawn to fine arts as a natural course due to family attributes and later enrolled in 1960 to study architecture in Baroda and in 1974 as a National Scholar in Copenhagen for postgraduate studies in architecture and planning. Prof. Vasavada’s interests in perceiving shades of life in general and its relatedness to living in various cultures, in developing insights into natural and man-made forms through studies in history and life science, which he has supported by involvements in various schools and institutions in India and abroad as instructor since 1978 and has also led to receiving senior fellowships from institutions and organizations in India and abroad to develop specific studies in architecture aimed at publication since 1980. These include studies in temple architecture of western India and Orissa and also utilitarian architecture of stepwells in western India supported by funding from several research organizations in India and abroad since 1990.

speaker_year: 

2013

Serial Number: 

17