Faculty Profiles

Prof. Narasimham.V.V.L


Prof. Narasimham.V.V.L is a Professor and the Principal. He is a Practicing Landscape Architect, Architect and Ecological Planner since 1992 in Hyderabad. He is the Founder Principal Consultant of firm ‘Narsimham Associates’... More

He has been a Visiting Professor, Jury and Examiner for the last 25 Years at various Schools of Architecture in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States and outside for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. He had won many International, National and State Design Awards in India and overseas. Out of more than 200 completed projects, some landmark projects were at overseas, few at New Delhi, few at Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He was recently a TEDx speaker and was an International Jury for JK AYA Architects Awards for SAARC Countries.

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.

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).

Ar.Neelima Kollipara


Ar.Neelima Kollipara 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 17 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.

Prof. Priya S Natesh


Prof. 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.

Prof. Ivaturi Veereswara Sarma


Prof. 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

Prof. Anil Kumar K


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

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 Parametric and Computational Design, Sustainability and Green Architecture. Anil has six years of experience working on various projects, including DolmaLing Tibetan Nunnery at Dharamshala with AR. M N Ashish Ganju, for Sivaramakrishnan Committee with Prof Jaganshah, at the National Institute of Urban Affairs and on a BMTPC sponsored research project on Embodied Energy at IIT Roorkee with Prof. P S Chani, Head, Department of Architecture and Planning, IITR. Anil has been author or coauthor of 5 publications till date and presented multiple papers at National and International conferences.

Ar. Tulluru Ravi Chandra


Ar. Tulluru Ravi Chandra
Qualification: B.Arch
Experience: 1 Year, 10 Months


Visiting Faculty

Prof. Dr. Massimo Vianello


Prof. Dr. Massimo Vianello is Advisor to ISArch. He has a background of specialisaion 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

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.

Prof. Masood Shaik


Prof. Masood Shaik is a Visiting Professor. He has done his Masters in Product Design from National Institute of Design (NID). He has over 17 years of teaching experience in Architecture and Design fields. He is The Founder of Design Relations.India & Teurn Genie design collaborative, Hyderabad... More

He worked as a Deputy Manager R & D, Hyderabad, Usha International Ltd., As an Industrial Designer, Jindal Stainless Ltd. As Industrial design consultant in Lokesh Machines Ltd. and is a practicing Architect and Designer.

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.