Krupa Rajangam, Conservation Architect

Lead-Community Initiatives

Krupa completed her Master's degree in Heritage Conservation from the internationally reputed University of York, UK in 2005 and her Bachelor's degree in Architecture from RV School of Architecture, Bengaluru.

The master's degree from York was followed by two years at Peter Inskip and Peter Jenkins Architects, London, a renowned and reputed conservation firm in the UK, before returning to India.

Prior to this extensive experience was gained in New Build as a Senior Architect with Shibanee & Kamal Architects (Total Environment).

She is Visiting Faculty at DSCE, MSRIT and BMS Schools of Architecture, all based in Bengaluru and handles the undergraduate conservation elective and design studios.

Research awards include the Zibby Garnett Traveling Fellowship to make a comparative study of conservation principles in the East and West with SPAFA, Bangkok and more recently the Charles Wallace India Trust Fully Funded Award (2010) to undertake independent collaborative research on techniques to involve (rural) communities in heritage conservation, with Dr Zeynep Aygen at the University of Portsmouth, UK as a Visiting Scholar.

She is registered with the Council of Architecture, India and Life member of Association of British Scholars-Karnataka Chapter and INTACH. Past memberships include English Heritage, ICOMOS-UK and INTACH-UK.

Krupa has a special interest in Adaptive Re-Use of Places with research interest in the role of Community in Conservation especially in rural areas. She is currently pursuing her PhD (2014 onwards) on Social or Community Value in the Conservation Process through a Fellowship grant at NIAS (National Institute of Advanced Studies).





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