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An alumnus from JJ school of architecture, Ar. Rohini Gautam Mani is the principal architect of architectural firm - R Mani & Associates (RMA). Founded in 1982 as a boutique firm, she heads a team of young, experienced architects and interior designers. Based in Mumbai (and currently also in Pune), RMA provides a comprehensive service for Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design and Landscape. Her expertise that has evolved over many years of experience in various disciplines of design helps the firm discern the underlying DNA of each project. Her firm has won many design competitions nationally & her work has been widely published in many Architectural & Interior design journals. She has been actively involved with the lighting industry for 30 years and presented several papers on the topic.  In collaboration with light engineers, she has also conducted several workshops on lighting design.


Head of Research, Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC) at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India , Jay Thakkar has a Masters in Visual Communication from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), United Kingdom (2004) and a Diploma in Interior Design from the School of Interior Design, CEPT University (2000). He received gold medals from the School of Interior Design, CEPT University and the Gujarat Institute for Civil Engineers and Architects (GICEA) for his research. Jay Thakkar has co-authored “Prathaa: Kath-Khuni Architecture of Himachal Pradesh” (2013, co-authored with Bharat Dave & Mansi Shah) and “Matra: Ways of Measuring Vernacular Built Forms of Himachal Pradesh” (2008, co-authored with Dr. Skye Morrison) and has also authored “Naqsh: The Art of Wood Carving of Traditional Houses of Gujarat – Focus on Ornamentation” (2004). He has worked on various design, crafts and research projects in India and Britain. Actively affiliated with different universities and organisations in India, Europe, USA and Australia, he received a Research Grant from Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT)/Simon Digby Memorial Charity (SDMC)- for research on Wooden Architecture collection of Gujarat at South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust, United Kingdom (2015). He is on the Advisory Board of the Craft Program in Cottage and Rural Industries, Government of Gujarat. He has organized and conducted many craft workshops related to various materials like Bamboo, stone, wood, metal and glass. Jay Thakkar has successfully managed the projects- Indigenous Building practices of Himachal Pradesh,  Grant from: Australia India Institute (2011-12); Crafts of Gujarat (at DICRC), Grant from: Indext-C, Government of Gujarat, India (2010-14); Vernacular Architecture, Kumaon, Uttarakhand, Grant from: Zurich (2009-10); Prathaa, Grant from International Zumbotel Group Award for Humanity and Sustainability in the Built Environment (2012); Narrative Ceramics, Grant from Indian Institute of Interior Design (IIID), Ahmedabad chapter (2014).

Over the last 10 years, Dr. Mukesh Patel has been involved in commissioned art work projects (many of which includes elements of Indian crafts), art show curator and art portfolio consulting. Since completing his PhD in Cognitive Science has been involved in huge range of education related activities, which included cutting edge research in AI/Robotics, teaching in a range of subjects including Creative Writing, Analytical Thinking and Hi Tech Venture Creation at CEPT, Nirma University, IIM Ahmedabad and CHARUSAT. He also has had extensive involvement in course and faculty, as well as educational policy development.  He is  also a member of Board of Management of CHARUSAT and ADIT. His non-academic work experience includes top management positions in software and BPO companies.


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