Faculty Profiles

Prof. Ar. Narasimham.V.V.L


Prof. Ar.Narasimham. Vadlamani.V.L. is a Professor and Principal at the ICFAI School of Architecture. He is a practicing Architect and Landscape Architect since 1989 in India. More

Did his B. Arch from J.N.T.University Hyderabad in 1987 and did M.L. Arch Master of Landscape Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi 1989.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of ‘Narsimham Associates’ a Design Consultancy firm established in July 1990 at Hyderabad, India. The firm is mainly engaged in Design Consultancy Services for the past 30 Years in Building Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Ecological planning and Environmental design fields respectively.

Prof. Dr. Massimo Vianello


Prof. Dr. Massimo Vianello is Advisor to ISArch. He has a background of specialisation in theatre design (Studio Rinaldo Olivieri, Verona, 1995-97) and healthcare buildings (Arteco, Verona, 1997-2000)... More

From 2000 to 2007 he worked as a consultant and lead project architect for commercial, industrial, residential and infrastructural projects in partnership with Veneto Progetti Scrl (Treviso), Sistemi Territoriali Srl (Venezia) and Roberto D’Agostino-Progetto Srl (Venezia).

From 2007 to 2009 he was project director for the Italian- Indian partnership in Hyderabad between Murty and Manyam and IESCO-Pooleng (Treviso).

Since 2009 he has been the lead architect/ advisor at Murty & Manyam (Hyderabad), principally in the institutional sector of higher education and recently for health care and social housing. He has been instrumental in developing a variety of large scale proposals for real estate developers in the residential and commercial sector.

Academic: An independent researcher, he has been a lecturer at the Institute of Architecture IUAV, Venice teaching for Design Courses and Workshops at the faculty of Architecture for Sustainability and working at Research Programs at the Department of Architectural Design. His research field is focused on exploring the boundary between architecture and town planning with particular attention to the Post World War II period and its ethical potential for refocusing on a new approach to environmental emergencies.

His architectural practice and academic research has the common objective of exploring the interrelationship between the architectural object and its appropriate physical, social and historical context.

Education: PhD in Architectural Composition, 2003-06, Department of Architectural Design, Institute of Architecture IUAV, Venice, Italy; Master of Arts in Executive Architectural Planning, 1995-96, [diploma (QER 126), OIKOS Foundation, Bologna, Italy; Laurea Degree in Architecture (Bachelor + Master), 110 marks out of 110 cum laude, 1992, Institute of Architecture IUAV, Venice, Italy.

Professional Qualification
Licensed & Registered Architect, Italy.
Ordine Architetti di Venezia n. 1927

Prof. P Venkat Ramana


Prof. P Venkat Ramana is a Professor and Design Chair, ISArch. He has been the Principal Architect since 1994 with M/s Murty & Manyam, a 52 year old Architectural firm based at Hyderabad, Telangana... More

Achievements: Created the first Research and Development Project on Snow and Avalanche Control structure at Rohtang, Manali, Himachal Pradesh (selected in on a National Competition).

Lectures: On Sustainability in Institutional Buildings with no Incremental Cost in Green Building Congress 2014 in Hyderabad on the Interface between Architecture and Services organized by Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) in 2012 at Hotel Ramada Manohar, Hyderabad on emerging technologies and role of Architectural students organized by Saint Gobain at Taj Banjara in 2011.

Felicitations: By The Union Finance Minister Sri.Arun Jaitley during the inauguration of Symbiosis International University, Hyderabad Campus By Shri V.K.Aatre, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri upon successful completion of ‘SF Complex’ at Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh, a Research and Development project of national importance and also a dream project of late Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam by The School of Planning and Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), Hyderabad Campus, (first non-alumni to get this).

Prof. Neelima Gudavalli


Prof. Neelima Gudavalli is an Associate Professor & Program coordinator. She has done her Masters in Interior Design from SPA-JNTU, Hyderabad. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Architecture from JNAFAU, Hyderabad... More

She has over 18 years of experience as a practicing Architect, Interior Designer and as an Academician. Her research interests are Architecture for elderly & special needs, Ergonomics & Human factors.

She has worked in academic and administrative positions in eminent institutions like National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFT) and JNAFAU. She is appointed as thesis guide and evaluator by Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) for B. Arch. Program.

She is awarded for excellence in teaching by Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID) and HAFELE Design Awards 2018.

Mr. Anil Kumar K


Mr. Anil Kumar K is an Assistant Professor in the Department. He graduated from School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) Delhi, with a Masters from IIT Roorkee and is currently pursuing PhD from IIT Roorkee 2015... More

He is currently pursuing PhD from IIT Roorkee. He was a visiting scholar at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and holds a Diploma in Painting from Pracheena Kala Kendra. He is an Accredited Professional with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC AP). His research interests are in Parametric and Computational Design, with an inclination towards Sustainability and Green Architecture. Anil has seven years of experience in academia, research and practice. He has 5 publications to his credit till date and presented multiple papers at National and International conferences. He is a reviewer for a Scopus indexed Springer journal and heads a sponsored research project in field of kinetic architecture.

Mr. Syed Ateeq Mirza


Mr. Syed Ateeq Mirza is an Assistant Professor and has pursued Masters of Architecture in Environmental Design (M.Arch – E.D) from School of Planning & Architecture, More

JNAFAU, Hyderabad. He has over 10 years of experience as practicing architect and 8 years of teaching.
While pursuing his Masters of Architecture in Environmental Design (M.Arch – E.D) he undertook the role of an assistant professor in SPA, JNAFAU, in the year 2011 for 4 years. In 2015 he joined Saudi Bin Laden group of companies in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as an Architect. He found his passions to be in teaching, research and academia. Since then he took the position of Assistant Professor in architecture, SPA, JNAFAU, Hyderabad for two years before joining as an Assistant Professor at ICFAI School of Architecture (ISArch), Hyderabad. His varied interest lies in the fields of sustainable urbanism, architectural tourism and Architectural presentations.

Ms. Pradeepthi.I.S.


Ms. Pradeepthi.I.S. Ikkurthy acquired her Masters in Histories and Theories of Architecture from Architectural Association School of Architecture London, UK in 2010. More

She is a critical writer at the firm she founded- Design Architecture STUDIOS, Hyderabad. Presently she is an Assistant Professor at the ICFAI School of Architecture (ISArch). She previously pursued her teaching career as Assistant Professor at School of Planning and Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University in Hyderabad (from 2011-13 & later 2017-19).

She is independently researching on Death in Hinduism and its impact on the modern Indian funeral architecture, on which she has a few published papers and book chapters. Her other ongoing research works include Epistemological inquiry into the role of water in ancient Hindu scared spaces. A project by her firm A Hindu crematorium Mahaprasthanam won a national design award- AYA JK CEMENT AWARD, in the public domain, and was exhibited at Emily Carr university of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada.

Mr. Rama Kiran M


Mr. Rama Kiran M is an Assistant Professor at the ISArch. He graduated from School of Planning & Architecture (S P A) Delhi, in the year 2014. He followed a career path of an Architect for 2 years (2014- 16) More

at Samsung Heavy Industries India Pvt. Ltd, where his role was of a design developer for the living quarters on offshore platforms of oil & gas ships. From which he found his passion in academics and research ergo, found himself a place in Vaishnavi School of Architecture & Planning, Vijayawada. Here, he taught and built upon his core strengths of Urban Design, Architectural Designing through context and so on.
He is working on finding a semiotic connection of architecture & identity one finds through it, incidentally that was his Architectural thesis study.

Mr. Ivaturi Veereswara Sarma


Mr. Ivaturi Veereswara Sarma is an Assistant Professor. He has done his Masters in Rock Mechanics in IIT Delhi and pursuing Ph.D from IIIT, Hyderabad. His research interests are rock slope stability and design of underground structures... More

He also worked in the construction industry

Ms. Priya S Natesh


Ms. Priya S Natesh is an Assistant Professor and pursued Masters in Structural Engineering from NIT Tiruchirappalli. She is currently pursuing Ph.D from IIT Hyderabad... More

Her research interests are steel structures under dynamic loading, composite structures, and composite structural members under extreme thermal conditions.

Ms. Manisha G


Ms. Manisha G is an Assistant Professor. She has done her Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. from VIT Chennai. More

Her research interests are soil structure and soil pollutant interaction, ground improvement techniques. She has published papers in various International Journals and Conferences. She is an Associate Member and Certified Chartered Engineer from “The Institute of Engineers (India)”.

Mr. Sarit Chanda


Mr. Sarit Chanda is an Assistant Professor and pursued Masters in Earthquake Engineering from NIT Agartala. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from IIT Hyderabad. More

His research interests are earthquake-resistant building design, hazard analysis, vibration reduction of structures, etc.

Ms. Dr. Swathi Mulinti


Ms. Dr. Swathi Mulinti is an assistant professor. She has done her Master’s from Osmania University College for Women and her Ph.D from English and Foreign Languages University. More

She has completed her M. Phil and PGDTE in the area of English Language Education from EFL- University, Hyderabad, and has qualified in SLE – Test. Her areas of interest include teaching strategies, material production and learning strategies. She has presented papers at various international and national conferences which were sponsored under UGC. She has published papers in peer reviewed indexed journals. Her areas of research interest are pedagogy and material production.

Visiting Faculty

Ar. M Samhitha


Ar. M Samhitha An architect from Anna University, Samhita has completed her Post Graduate Program in Management from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. After working with Ashok Leyland Properties, Samhita joined the CII Green Business Centre... More

Hyderabad where she was associated with all the prestigious projects of CII ranging from developing of rating systems and formulating a framework for certification of Green Buildings.

Her vast experience over 10 years in planning Green Building Solutions eventually prompted her to start Ela and offer professional consulting services.

Her core competence lies in green architectural design and steering the green building rating programs from inception through the process of final certification for various building types.

Prof. Yeshwant Ramamurthy


Prof. Yeshwant Ramamurthy is a Professor and Academic Advisor. He has over 38 years of experience as Principal Architect of Studio One... More

He has designed buildings across various typologies ranging from high end private residences to humble affordable housing using sustainable technology. The firm’s core competence is in hospitality design, having executed over 80 projects in this design vertical. He also works in the areas of heritage conservation, craft revival and design history documentation.

He is a member, Board of Studies in Architecture, JNAFAU, Hyderabad.

Guest Faculty, Manipal University; School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada.

Convener, Publications Committee, Council of Architecture (NIASA).

Thesis evaluator, Thesis guide at several institutions. Founder President, The Hyderabad Design Forum.

Ar. Anuradha Naik


Ar. Anuradha Naik is a conservation architect and has been based in Hyderabad since 2009. She completed both her Bachelors and Masters degree from the Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University and is a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a Chartered member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects of Scotland (RIAS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London... More

She has worked on several prestigious projects both in the UK and in India. In the UK her work included the Palace of Westminster and the British Houses of Parliament, the Canterbury Cathedral and Choir House and several National Trust Properties.