Smita Dalvi


Professor, Architecture Department

  • Ph.D.
    Ongoing at IIT-Bombay
  • PG Diploma.
    2004: Mumbai University in Indian Aesthetics
  • M.Tech.
    1999: IIT-Delhi in Building Science and Construction Management
  • GD Arch.
    1988: Academy of Architecture, Mumbai
Research and Consultancy

Project Supervisor, “Navi Mumbai (Raigad) Heritage Project”, 2001- 2004. Sponsored by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Heritage Conservation Society (MMRHCS)


Architectural Design, Design Dissertation, Building Construction, History of Architecture, Humanities, Architectural Theories.

Important Publications
  • Dalvi, S. (2019). Cinema, Architecture and Domesticity: The Filmic House in Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Piya ka Ghar’. Creative Space, 7(1), 57-66. more…
  • Dalvi, S. (2019). The Theory of Evolution: Architecture of Avasara Academy, Pune. The Architectural Review, issue 1458, 26-35, February, 2019. (UGC – CARE list, Group A journal)
  • Bombay Mix: Saat Rasta Urban Group Housing in Mumbai. The Architectural Review, issue 1443, 38-44. July-August, 2017. (UGC – CARE list, Group A journal)
  • Dalvi, S. (2015). Spectacle, Space and the Tragic in the Hindi Devdas Films, Published in the conference e-book: The Pleasures of the Spectacle: The London Film and Media Reader 3, Drummond, P. (Ed.), 2015, pp. 77-87.
  • Dalvi, S. & Dalvi, M. (2007). Dismantling Cosmopolitanism: transformations in the sacred heritage of the non-monumental in the Konkan. In D. Prashad (Ed.) New Architecture and Urbanism: Development of Indian Traditions (pp. 112-117), New Delhi: INTBAU India.
Awards and Recognitions
  • Fellowship: Fulbright Visiting Specialist- Direct Access to the Muslim World (2007).
  • Best Teacher Award: by MES (2003)
  • Dogra Medal: Awarded by IIT-Delhi for securing the highest CGPA in the programme Building Science and Construction Management (1999).
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