Prof. Swati Sahasrabudhe
Swati Sahasrabudhe, Associate Professor is associated with Department of Landscape Architecture, BNCA since 2006. She also has been given the responsibility of being the Head of Department. She has been one of the key members and expert in framing the syllabus of the course right from its inception stage. She completed her Masters in Landscape Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. After working with Senior Landscape Architect Ravindra Bhan in New Delhi, she got opportunity to work with Association for Metropolitan Development Authorities (AMDA) for Delhi Master Plan 2021. She has been in the field of Landscape Architecture for the past 14 years, doing consulting work for various national and state level organizations.
GATE scholarship top ranker, a merit holder at Bachelor Level and a Gold Medalist at Masters Level , she is presently teaching and practicing Landscape Architecture. She actively participates in the work of Indian Society of Landscape Architects – ISOLA as a member. She has initiated a platform of ‘LA-FORUM’ (Landscape Architects Forum) which intends to encourage landscape professionals & students to come on a common platform, share their experiences, knowledge and views. She structures and conducts studios and academic sessions for Landscape Design studio, dissertation, research paper and landscape management at post graduate level. She conceptualizes and conducts workshops on Design Thinking. Currently pursuing Ph.D. under BNCA- research Center, Savitribai Phule Pune University, her research interests focus on design thinking and design knowledge in Landscape Architecture, and exploring an interface for integrating landscape design with cultural landscape studies.
Head of Department of LA
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Manjiri Mahajan is a Landscape Architect and Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at BNCA Pune. She completed her masters in Landscape Architecture from CEPT Ahmedabad in 2002. A gate scholar and a merit holder in Bachelors and masters level, she is practicing in the field of Landscape for the past 15 years. She is the partner in her firm called SAMA and has earlier worked with Forethought, a renowned Pune based Landscape architecture firm. She has been associated with Bnca for the past 3 years.
Over a period of time having worked with several reputed architects and organizations, she has gathered an experience in the field to cover a wide range of projects of various scales from Residential, Institutional, SEZ and Corporate to Restoration in various parts of the country. She believes in a holistic approach which brings together the climate, topography, vegetation, location and orientation of a particular site for an integrated and site specific design. She tries to expose students to the practical aspects of design and execution of projects. An avid traveler, her wanderlust takes her to various parts of the country and abroad, her prime love being forests, birding and wildlife ecosystems.
+91 98226 47898
Kshitija Kolhatkar is associated as a Professor with B.N.C.A. for the last 15 years as a visiting faculty for B.Arch course. She has been teaching Architectural Design for the Fourth Year and LAES (landscape) for Third year under graduate students. She pursued her further studies, while teaching and completed her post graduation in Landscape Architecture from B.N.C.A. IN 2008. She is currently teaching the M. Arch students and is a thesis guide for the post graduate students.
She is the entrepreneur of her firm and is practicing as a Landscape Architect for the last 15 yrs. She has successfully completed different landscape projects ranging from small residences, residential schemes, commercial spaces, corporate offices , institutional spaces and spiritual park.
She is the recipient of AESA award 2013 and commendation award IIA 2015 for Pimpri Chinchwad New Town Development Authority office project at Akurdi, Pune and corporate office for SKF India Ltd.in 2015. Both these projects have been awarded for GRIHA 5 STAR rating and LEED RATING for SKF. She has also received the GRIHA 5 STAR rating for the residential scheme “Palladio” in 2016.
She is a member of Indian Society of Landscape Architects(ISOLA) and has participated in the ISOLA Design completion 2015. Her passion is to create user driven landscape spaces with strong spatial and visual qualities and provide landscape sustainable solutions.
+91 94220 03854
Prof. Anupama Khatavkar
Anupama Khatavkar is a young and enthusiastic landscape architect based in Pune. She has pursued her graduation in the year 2009 & post – graduation in the year 2011 from Dr. B. N. College of architecture and Savitribai Phule Pune University respectively. She has been the university topper in the master’s course and also has won ISOLA (Indian Society of Landscape Architects) best student’s thesis award for the year 2009-11.
She is currently a core faculty for the postgraduates as well as the undergraduate program at Dr. B.N. College of architecture, Pune. She has been an active member at ISOLA, as a student as well as a professional. She is also into Professional Practice from the past five years and has had a varied experience in a variety of projects, which include institutional, residential, commercial, hospitality etc. Her other interests include graphic designing, exploring landscape graphics in different media and calligraphy.
+91 94230 13983
Bhavana Chinchwade is a young and active Landscape Architect, co- founder of ‘THE TREE’ Landscape design studio based in Pune. She has perused her graduation in the year 2007 and post graduation in the year 2012 from pad. Dr.D.Y.Patil college of Architecture and Dr. B.N.college of architecture, Pune University respectively. Also she has perused Post Graduate Diploma in sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Nature Conservation from Ecological society Pune. She has been awarded by client for best design in academic for landscape development of Ananda Valley resort, Kadus, Khed. (eco tourism based). Received Gold medal for academic work. She has over 7years of professional experience, including working with Ar. Umesh Wakley, a renowned Pune based landscape architectural Firm ‘roots designs’ and has had varied experience in a variety of projects, which include corporate, institutional, residential projects etc.
+91 98607 20775
|Varsha Gavandi||Landscape Architect|
|Gauri Joshi||Advocate,Environmental Legislation|
|Nikhil Shejwalkar||GIS expert|
|Umesh Wakaley||Landscape Architect|
|Ketaki Ghate||Botanist and Ecologist|
Experts/ Guest Faculty/ Jury members
|Jayant Dharap||Landscape Architect|
|Anjali Kumthekar||Landscape Architect|
|Vikas Bhosekar||Landscape Architect|
|Dr.Abhijeet Natu||Landscape Architect|
|Kalpana Hadap||Landscape Architect|
|Arup Diwan||Landscape Architect|
|Shivram Somasundaram||Landscape Architect|
|Mohan Rao||Landscape Architect|
|Shilpa Chandawarkar||Landscape Architect|
Core faculty members from other departments of
BNCA contributing to M.Arch -Landscape
|Architect, Town planner, Regional Planner
Architect, Climatology ExpertArchitect, Housing
Neha JoshiDhruv Chandwania
Climatology ExpertParametric Design Expert
|Dr. Shubhada Kamalapurkar
|Rahul Chutke||Project Management Expert|
Advisory faculty committee of the department of Masters of Landscape Architecture at BNCA comprises of following senior professional and academicians in the field of Landscape Architecture.
Late Prof. Mohammed Shaheer, Landscape Architect, New Delhi
Ar. Kishore Pradhan, Landscape Architect Mumbai
Ar. Jayant Dharap, Landscape Architect,Pune
Ar. Varsha Gavandi, Landscape Architect, Pune
Ar. Vikas Bhosekar, Landscape Architect, Pune
The department of landscape architecture at BNCA conducts advisory committee interactions to review the course structure, to periodically upgrade the course structure and to review the progress and quality of work.