Pankaj Modi, Conservation Architect

Co-founder / Director (Lead-Conservation Projects)

Pankaj completed his Masters in Architectural Conservation from the prestigious School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 2000 within a couple of years of his Bachelors degree in Architecture from RV School of Architecture, Bengaluru (1997).

He then co-founded Adhaar - centre for conservation, which worked extensively with the Archaeological Survey of India, the premier government agency in the conservation sector in India for over a decade.

Currently he is the technical project co-ordinator for INTACH Bangalore and South Zone Representative for ICOMOS India.

Pankaj has a particular interest in Documentation as an aid to understanding and interpreting historic sites with research interest in Site Management. He and Krupa work well together as they share common interests - belief in an integrated inclusive community oriented approach to conservation and engaging communities in the conservation process.

In 2007, his project on Brig Annexe Hill at Bangalore Club in Bangalore was awarded the Critics Choice Award for 'Strive towards Architectural Conservation'.

He is Visiting Faculty at RV and BMS Schools of Architecture and Adhiyamaan College-Department of Architecture, where he teaches the Urban Conservation course for post graduate students.

As research scholar, he worked with Prof Jagadish of Indian Institute of Science on a study of domes and vaults of South India which was published as a monograph. In 2004, he undertook a specialised internship on Wood Conservation at Oslo, Norway through an ICCROM fellowship.

He is registered with Council of Architecture, India.


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