Smita Dalvi


Professor, Architecture Department

  • Ph.D.
    2020: IDC School of Design, 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)
  • Lead Investigator, “Urban Talavs of Panvel: Revitalising cultural precincts as vibrant public places”, 2022-2024
    Urban Studio Research Project (USRP), shortlisted by the Council of Architecture for a seed grant
  • Editor, Tekton: A Journal of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, a scholarly journal published by Mahatma Education Society, since 2014

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

Important Publications
  • Dalvi, S. (Ed.) (2023), “Celebrating India in 75 Buildings” Mumbai: MES Publications, (A volume published to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence through a selection of 75 significant buildings from 1947-2022)
  • Dalvi, S. (2022), “Spectacle, Space and the Tragic in the Hindi Devdas Films, Tekton: A Journal of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, 9(2)”, pp. 42-51
  • Dalvi, S. and Ambe, S.(2020), “Panvel: Great City, Fading Heritage, (In English and Marathi)”, Mumbai: MES 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. & 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
  • Appointed as Chairperson of Ad-hoc Board of Studies in Architecture of the University of Mumbai, for a period of 2024-2027
  • 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)
  • Appointed on several expert committees and examination panels, invited as guest speaker by Mumbai University and other universities
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