Suvidya Prasarak Sangh has started 5 year Degree course in Architecture (B.Arch) from August 2014 at our Suvidyalaya premises in Eksar which has seen natural decline in student intake. This institute named as School for Environment and Architecture. SEA is a joint initiative of The Society of Environment and Architecture (SEA Mumbai) and Suvidya Prasarak Sangh (SPS). SEA is set up not only as a response to demands of professional education in the region, but more importantly towards setting up an academic space that furthers the discipline of architecture, enlarges it and makes it relevant for contemporary and future times. Along with sourcing experts and specialists from across the world, the institution also strives to provide best resources for its staff and students. –

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The Society for Environment and Architecture is a collective of architects based in Mumbai,  specializing in architecture, urbanism, environment and other allied disciplines. This collective has immense experience in research, development, architecture, planning and advocacy. The Society is registered in Mumbai under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It aims at creating a vibrant, equitable, multidisciplinary and interactive hub for education, research and advocacy.  Education towards establishing a full-fledged graduate programme in architecture; innovatively structured to draw from relevant research and advocacy activities. In the long term it will extend to include post-graduate and allied programmes.    Research on  new   and  emerging  contexts  and    their  interplay  with  Architect & Educationist Architect & Planner  Architect & Urbanist Architect & Urbanist Architect Architect Landscape Architect Conservation Architect Architect & Urbanist built-form, culture and environment with a specific emphasis on Indian and South Asian conditions. Advocacy towards creating an interface for different social actors to engage with each other, towards a just and efficient society. This objective will be achieved through workshops, conferences, exhibitions, publications and  community engagements.


The School was initiated by late Arvind Adarkar (architect and educationist) and its faculty members include Neera Adarkar (architect and urbanist), Ravindra Punde (urban planner, principal of Design Cell and ex-principal of Rachna Sansad’s Academy of Architecture); Prasad Shetty (urbanist, founder member of CRIT and Secretary, MMR Heritage & Environmental Society), Savita Punde (landscape architect, principal of Design Cell and visiting faculty at the School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi), Pankaj Joshi (conservation architect, partner, Pankaj Joshi Consultants and executive director of UDRI), Rupali Gupte (architect, urbanist, faculty at KRVIA, founder member of CRIT, Gauri   Pandit Joshi (architect and partner at Pankaj Joshi Consultants), and Arun Kale (architect, partner at Adarkar Associates and faculty at the Rizvi College of Architecture). Collectively, the SEA faculty members, advisory boards, councils and resource persons have immense experience in the fields of architecture and urbanism.


All Design studios are E studios, where each workstation is provided with power connections and internet access. Ample storage space is provided for each student to store their drawings and other equipment.  The Design philosophy at SEA will encourage both hand-drawing as well as work with new digital media. The studio is therefore designed for both analogue as well as digital work.


The Library is equipped with books and periodicals in architecture, design, art, technology, landscape, history, philosophy, sociology and literature. In addition the library also has a growing archive of drawings and maps.


SEA is equipped with a material lab, a survey leveling lab and workshops for carpentry. The facility is located on the ground floor with access to out door courts with ample space for hands on work at large scales. This infrastructure supports the school’s philosophy of simultaneous thinking and making and is an integral part of its architectural education.



C. K. P. Colony, Eksar,  Borivali (West), Mumbai– 400091.        

Environmental Scientist Dr. Sharad Kale talks to students.