Richa Sharma


Urban Design Architecture Department
Program Coordinator M.Arch. Urban Design & Associate Professor Architecture – Urban Design

  • M.Arch.
    2004: Master’s in Architecture with Specialization in Urban Design, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (Deemed University), First Class first
  • B.Arch.
    2002: Government College of Architecture, Lucknow University, Lucknow, First Class first
Research and Consultancy
  • Public Realm and Sustainability
  • TOD and Urban Design

Urban Design Studio I, II & III, Urban Design Thesis, Theory and Methods or Urban Design, UD Seminar, UD Research

Important Publications
  • Published ‘An Ode to the Craftsman’ (Book Review) in International Peer reviewed Journal – Tekton: A Journal of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning (Vol. 3, Issue 1), March 2016, ISSN: 2349-6282
  • Published ‘Henrik Valeur in Conversation with Richa Sharma – Development Urbanism: Issues and Possibilities’ (Dialogue) in International Peer reviewed Journal – Tekton: A Journal of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning (Vol 2, Issue 1), March 2015, ISSN: 2349-6282
  • Published ‘Case Studies of Hope’ (Book Review) in International Peer reviewed Journal – Tekton: A Journal of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning (Vol 1, Issue 1), September 2014, ISSN: 2349-6282
  • Attended and presented research paper titled ‘Greening the Built-Environment: Things to do now… Learning through a Case Example’ as poster at National Conference on ‘Science of Climate Change and Earth’s Sustainability: Issues and Challenges’ organized by Society of Earth Scientists hosted at University of Lucknow, Lucknow, from 12th to 14th September, 2011 (Co-author: Amrut Deshpande) Published in conference proceedings.
  • ‘Sustainable Development Opportunities in the Redesign of Transportation Nodes – The case of C.B.D. Belapur Bus Depot, Navi Mumbai’ – Research paper presented and to be published and in 11th Asian Urbanization Conference, organised by Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad, from 10th – 13th December 2011 (Co-authors: Pushpagandha Shukla and Amrut Deshpande)
Awards and Recognitions
  • Recognized Post Graduate Guide and Faculty University of Mumbai
  • MASA Best Teacher Award 2013 for related Design Disciplines in Urban Design (2013)
  • ‘Best Paper Award’ in the ‘Asian City’ Category (2011) for research paper titled ‘The Complexities and Contradictions of Sustainability in view of the Indian sub-continent Religious Landscape’ (Co-author: Pushpagandha Shukla) presented at the 5th International Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) 2011, Global Visions: Risks and Opportunities for the Urban Planet organized within the framework of the (IFoU) by the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Certified GRIHA Trainer (2010)
  • SPA Gold Medal for the best student of M.Arch. U.D. (2004); securing first position with distinction in order of merit in a class of 12, at the SPA Convocation Ceremony held in New Delhi
  • A+D and Spectrum Foundation Architecture Award for Creative Thesis Project 2002 (for B.Arch. thesis – Birla Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur) by Ar. Charles Correa at the awards ceremony held in February 2003 at New Delhi. Thesis synopsis published in A+D issue of March-April 2003
  • Citation for First prize in Nari Gandhi Trophy at NASA Convention’ 99 held at Bangalore in December 1999 (was Group Leader of the team)
  • Certificate of Excellence for securing 91.6% (above 90%) marks in aggregate in ICSE (Class X) Examination – 1994 by the then Governor of UP, His Excellency, Shri Motilal Vohra at a presentation ceremony organized by the Baha’i Spiritual Assembly of Lucknow
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