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Ar. Akhil Nawani
Assistant Professor (Full time on Contract)
Department of Architecture, Planning and Design IIT (BHU)
akhil.apd@itbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Architectural Design, Contemporary Architecture, Architectural History, Urban Climate Studies, Participatory Approach

Educational Qualifications
M. Arch. (2019), from Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR), Uttarakhand, India.
B. Arch. (2016), from School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (SPA-B), Madhya Pradesh, India.

Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT-BHU (July,2020 - Present)
  • Teaching Assistant - NPTEL Course (August,2018 - October, 2018)

Professional Experience

  • Architect - Swastika Architects & Interior Designer, Lucknow (November,2019 - June, 2020)
  • Architect - Dar-al-Handasah, Pune (August,2019 - October, 2020)
  • Architect - Arch En-Design, Lucknow (August,2016 - June, 2017)

Internships

  • Architectural Intern - The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Delhi (May,2018 - July, 2018)
  • Architectural Intern - Cosmic Designs Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow (January,2015 - June, 2015)

Courses Taught

At IIT(BHU)
  • Basic Design and Creative Workshop
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Architectural Graphics I
  • Architectural Graphics II
  • Architectural Design III
  • Building Construction I
  • Quantity, Pricing and Cost Estimate
  • History of Architecture I
  • History of Architecture II
  • Modern World Architecture
  • Architectural Design IV
  • Vernacular Architecture

Google Scholar iD: 
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6300-8814

Published in an International Journal

  • Nawani, A. and Kaur, H. (2021). A Microclimatic Study of Urban Neighbourhood Parks. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 775, 012006. 
    (Scopus Indexed)
  • Kaur, H., Singh P., Bivina GR and Nawani A. (2021). Qualitative Evaluation of Pedestrian Facilities using the PLOS Model. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 775, 012006. (Scopus Indexed)

Published in an International/National Conferences

  • Kaur, H. and Nawani, A. (2021). Ferrocement as Sustainable Building Material. In: 6th National Convention Ferrocement "Precast Ferrocement - Future of Construction Industry" (14-18 November 2021), India organized by Ferrocement Society India.
  • Kaur, H., Singh P., Bivina GR and Nawani A. (2021). Qualitative Evaluation of Pedestrian Facilities using the PLOS Model. In: Global Sustainability Conference (GSC)(Scopus Indexed, Springer Publication)
  • Nawani, A. and Kaur, H. (2021). A Microclimatic Study of Urban Neighbourhood Parks. In: Global Sustainability Conference (GSC)(Scopus Indexed, Springer Publication)

Name of the Professional Institutions / Society – Council of Architecture (COA)
Accredited Professional – Indian Green Building Council (IGBC AP)
Associate Member - Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)

Member, Department Space Committee (April, 2022 onwards), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, NASA and Study Tour (April, 2022 onwards), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, Department Examination and Time Table (April, 2022 onwards), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, Department Faculty Council Committee (April, 2022 onwards), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Convener, Department Faculty Council (January, 2021 - July, 2021), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, Building Construction Course Coordination, (July, 2021 onwards), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, Expert Lectures (July, 2021 - March, 2022), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, Time Table (July, 2021 - March, 2022), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Convener, Design Competition (July, 2021 - March, 2022), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, Departmental Library (July, 2021 - March, 2022), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Member, Infrastructural Procurement (July, 2021 - March, 2022), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Curriculum Development Committee (B. Arch) Member (July 2020 to till date), IIT (BHU), Varanasi
 

Workshop, Expert Talk, Webinar Organized

  • Sharing Perspectives for Climate Risk Preparedness Using Intangible Cultural Heritage as a Knowledge Resource, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, NSC ICH and NSC CL, ICOMOS India (April 24, 2022)
  • Sustainable Hillside Development 2022, COA-TRC, Bhopal along with Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (February 14-18, 2022)
  • Craft-Design Innovation Framework: from practice to education by Ar. Jay Thakkar, Department of Architecture, Planning and Design, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (February 9, 2022)

Workshops/Short-Term Training Programs Attended

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality under ‘Future Skills PRIME’ Programme, C-DAC Pune (March 7-17, 2022)
  • Circular Economy,  School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (November 22-24, 2021)
  • New, Affordable, Validated, Research Innovation Technologies for Indian Housing (NAVRITIH) by School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi and BMTPC (March 19, 2021- March 26, 2021)
  • Archi-Tech Summit, Shaastra, IIT Madras (February 27, 2021)
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Construction Practices, AICTE sponsored online QIP short term course organized by the Department of Architecture, Planning and Design & Department of Civil Engineering IIT (BHU), Varanasi (February 01-06, 2021)
  • Risk Management of Biological and Cascading Hazards: In the Context of Pandemics, COEDMM Roorkee, RIKA India, IJL Keio university, ARISE India, GIDM (October 12-16, 2020)