School of Building and Environment

School of Building and Environment



School of Building and Environment, consistently ranks amongst the best schools in Architecture and Civil Engineering in the city. Having completed twenty-five years of its journey in the field of education, it is time to pause and reflect the milestones of the past. With a humble start with thirteen students in 1993, the school now offers undergraduate programs in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Design. Postgraduate programmes are offered in Building Management, Sustainable Architecture, and Structural Engineering along with Doctoral Research. The school focuses on experiential learning with critical thinking processes, innovation, research and continuous modification of teaching methodologies in order to make our students ready to face the challenges of the future.

The learning experience in the School is enhanced by regular interaction with practitioners in the industry. The school believes in providing the students with the freedom to express and grow their own creative skills with hands-on experiences by organizing workshops, educational tours, industrial visits, seminars and symposiums on a regular basis. The School is committed to serving the needs of society and encourages the students to be sensitive to societal needs. Our faculty members and students are regularly involved in the community and social activities and lead the effort to make a better world through the design of better buildings and cities.    

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Programme Offered




  •  B.Architecture
  •  B.E. - Civil Engineering,
  •  B.Des.- Interior Design
  •  B.Sc - Fashion Design




  • M.Arch. - Building Management
  • M.Arch. - Sustainable Architecture
  • M.E. - Structural Engineering




  • Ph.D. in Architecture & Civil Engineering

Department of Architecture is considered one of the foremost institutions of Architecture in Tamil Nadu and is recognized as an institute of Architecture all over the world. It is proud of having educated architects who are now placed in renowned architectural firms in India and abroad. Offering the Undergraduate programme since 1993, the department has been recognized nationally for its academic rigor. In a span of 25 years, the school has been able to provide quality Architectural education. The Postgraduate programs in Architecture with a specialization in Building Management was introduced in the year 2006 and Sustainable Architecture in the year 2014. The Department aims to evolve into an insightful school of architectural thought by imparting holistic education and to develop architects of high personal integrity and values focusing on human, socio-cultural, environmental, scientific and technological, aesthetic and philosophical values. The faculty consists of full-time core and visiting faculty ensuring a higher faculty-student ratio. Contributions of leading practitioners from across the country have been of immense strength to the department. The long-term goal of the Architecture Department is to develop the department into a Centre for Architectural Excellence, focusing on the latest trends in architectural education, practices, and research.


Achieve academic excellence through creative and critical thinking, design, innovation and research, in order to face the challenges of the contemporary world.

  • Nurture students in exploring architectural skills, critical thinking, creativity in design and their expressions.
  • Integrating research skills and critical inquiry throughout the curriculum along with innovative teaching pedagogy.
  • Create a platform to collaborate on projects in developing innovative strategies in the built environment
  • Involve students in community and social activities to make them sensitive to society and their responsibilities towards it.
Programme Outcomes (PO's)
  • PO1 Architectural Knowledge: Demonstrate competence in Architectural Design fundamentals and principles.
  • PO2 Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, analyze and solve complex design problems with designing knowledge and technical competencies.
  • PO3 Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex, open-ended design problems and to design systems, components or processes that meet statutory needs with health, safety, risk, economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations.
  • PO4 Conducting Investigations of Complex Problems: Conduct investigations of complex design problems by qualitative & quantitative analysis of data and validate with conclusions.
  • PO5 Modern Tool Usage: Select and apply drafting, visualization, and building information modelling tools along with appropriate techniques and resources for designing with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6 The Architect and Society: Analyze the social and environmental aspects of construction activities with an understanding of sustainability and environmental impact assessment.
  • PO7 Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of architectural solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8 Ethics: Apply professional ethics, accountability, and equity within the architectural practice.
  • PO9 Individual and Teamwork: Work effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in design teams with many stakeholders.
  • PO10 Communication: Communicate ideas within the architectural community and with society at large, such as making effective design presentations, case study analysis, design documentation, being able to comprehend and write effective reports, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11 Project Management and Finance: Incorporate project finance, economics and business practices in project management. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the architectural principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12 Life-long Learning: An ability to update and maintain their competence and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
Programme Specific Objectives (PSO's)

PSO1: Ability to evolve architectural solutions by understanding the physiological, socio-cultural, political, and economic needs of the end users.
PSO2: Ability to understand, suggest and coordinate with professionals from various disciplines involved in creation of the built environment.
PSO3: Awareness and sensitivity to the relationships between oneself and their environment.

Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates will be able to

  • Solve real time problems through their comprehensive knowledge ranging from the micro to macro level contexts which enable them to recognize and provide sustainable solutions to the users.
  • Provide exemplary knowledge on planning, designing and executing architectural projects at the site, neighbourhood and urban level.
  • Demonstrate leadership quality and effectively undertake responsibilities within their profession and dynamically contribute as part of an organization or as entrepreneurs
  • Follow the practices associated with the architectural profession and facilitate the solutions through excellence in research and active participation in various professional societies and educational institutions
Department Highlights
  • Dedicated and experienced faculty members
  • State of art infrastructure facilities and conducive environment for hands on training.
  • Excellent academic performance of students
  • Competent and disciplined students
  • Achievements of faculty and students at National and International forums
  • Regular interactions with visiting faculty, practicing and eminent architects/ structural engineers
  • Regular site visits and tours to enable a rich overall experience of the environment and culture.
  • Close collaborations with industrial organizations, NGO’s &various professional bodies

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology places emphasize on co-curricular and extracurricular activities These activities are student centered and primarily aims to supplement regular curricular activities.Its goal is to represent the student body in making the study experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.


  • Collaboration and MOU's
  • Facilities

The School of Building and Environment had a number of collaborations with various esteemed organizations:

  1. Institute for Transportation and Development Policy    
  2. Primentus, Chennai    
  3. Vectorworks Inc., USA    
  4. Engineering Project Management Consultancy and Research Private Limited    
  5. Space Cadd Designers and Constructions    
  6. KKM Soft Private Limited
  8. Sharon Plywoods

Studio Classrooms

Studio ClassroomClassroom

The Studio Classrooms are designed to accommodate studio based activity. This involved lectures, group discussions, case study presentations, concept development, drawing and detailing.



The Library has over 5000+ volumes of books to nurture creativity for our future think-tanks.



The 350-seater auditorium is exclusively located in the architecture department building catering to a number of events, workshops, lectures and development programs.

Student Activity Center


The Student Activity Center is a large working space for the students to brainstorm, exchange ideas, and exhibit their creativity.

Open Air Theater


The Open Air Theater with a 150 seater capacity serves as an alternative zone for learning and interaction.


Computer Laboratory

Computer Lab

The Computer Laboratory is fully equipped with 80+ workstations that have the tools to handle varied tasks such as 2D and 3D visualizations, image and video editing, walkthroughs, energy analysis and project management. A large format plottter is also available for printing drawings at the required scale.

Material Lab

Material Lab

The material laboratory is constantly updated with the latest architectural and interior materials for the students to keep abreast with developments in material technology.

Urban Climate and Built Environment Laboratory

UCBE Laboratory

The Urban Climate and Built Environment Laboratory is an exclusive facility for students pursuing their post graduation to perform energy and climate based analysis.

Modelmaking Lab


The Modelmaking lab helps the students learn the nuances of working with different materials, scales and proportions.

Services Lab


The Services Lab is well equipped for students to get hands on expercience with various architectural and interior services including plumbing & drainage, electrical and HVAC.

Construction Yard


The vast construction yard helps in providing students with hands-on exposure to real-life simulations.




Our students and staff members during Madras Day celebrations



Cultural Night events conducted by our students virtually during quarantine.

WEBINARS - Talks and Events

5123Sustainable Webinar

Web series of talks and lectures conducted by our students during the quarantine.

REUNIX XXV - The silver Jubliee Celebrations and Workshops

Silver JubileeSilver Jubilee

Ar. Palinda (Sri Lanka) discussing with our students and staff during REUNIX XXV events.

Faculty Development Programme in Association with Council of Architecture:


Urban Climate

Our Dean addressing the staff during the Faculty Development Programme.



Valedictory function with Ar. Sathya Prakash Varanashi upon completion of the Faculty Development Programme.

Zonal Level NASA Convention:



Eminent guests addressing our students during Grigora 2018 Zonal Nasa Convention.



Placement list

Here are few of our students who have been placed in various Architectural offices and companies globally.

Name of the Alumni Degree Position Placement/Organization 
P. Karthik Kannan B.Arch Architect / Director KKV group of companies
Anitha  B.Arch Chief architect  Vibgyor 
C. Ezhil Maran B.Arch Principal Architect Arann Architects
Cynthia Susan Dimpu B.Arch Associate  Pithavadian and Partners 
DHIVYA.J  B.Arch Assistant professor  Rajalakshmi school of architecture 
Sriranjani   srinivasan B.Arch Assistant Professor MEASI Academy of Architecture
Shikhar Singh B.Arch Principal architect a+ud
Shreelalitha B.Arch Asst professor ISA, Bengaluru
Jehu Villavarayar S B.Arch Assistant Professor Mohamed Sathak AJ Academy of Architecture
Mahila Christopher  B.Arch Utility Specialist 2 State of Ohio
Judy Vinodhini.M.Ravikumar  B.Arch Chief Architect  L&T Construction 
Jeyavel Gandhan B.Arch Architect V Dot Design
Sathyabama  B.Arch Assoc. Prof  Impact school of architecture 
Monisha Martin B.Arch Architect  C R Narayan Rao Architects
Kamal Chand  B.Arch Architect  Kamal Chand 
Arvind kumar B.Arch Director Designhaaus Pvt. Ltd.
Manjari krishnamoorthy B.Arch Assistant Professor SRM IST KTR
Naveenbalajie B.Arch architect DNArchitects
Avinash S K B.Arch Senior BIM Architect Studio Parametric
P.M.Preetha B.Arch Senior Architect R.Chakarapani & Sons
Ashwathy Radhakrishnan Nair B.Arch Business Development Manager Starlight Shipping L.L.C
P.M.Preetha B.Arch Senior Architect R.Chakarapani & Sons
Yasin Ahamed M. S. B.Arch Managing Director  4th Dimension Creations Pvt. Ltd.
Sathyabama alumni B.Arch HOD Sree Sastha School of Architecture
Diwakar Kaushik B.Arch Sr General Manager & Lead Masterplanner - South CBRE
Siby B.Arch Associate Professor Acharya Institutions
Abraham Abraham B.Arch Architect Hamerkop design studio
Vidhya Ramkumar  B.Arch Architect  Homelane.
Lisjo Sunny Thekkanath B.Arch Sr. Architect & Technical Coordinator LANE (Salini Impregilo group of companies)
Anushya rajaram B.Arch Proprietor AV Designs 
T Ganesh Sharada B.Arch Regional Transformation Head Oyo 
Hanna Raju B.Arch Principal Architect Locus Architecture Studio
Henya Stephi B.Arch Associate professor care school of architecture
DhivyaJ  B.Arch Assistant Professor  Rajalakshmi School of Architecture 
Karthick KA M.Arch Architect FOURSPACES
Apeksha Mehra B.Arch Assistant Architect North Delhi Municipal Corporation
Arun Madhav M B.Arch Chief architect  Rm am architecture 
Chitra Prabha Karthikeyan B.Arch Assistant Professor Crescent School of Architecture
Niharika Shyam B.Arch Assistant project lead Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Roopa Sree Ram  B.Arch Architect  Taamaesek engineering consortium 
Keerthana k t B.Arch Architect  K T Dinesh babu Associates 
DINESH RAGHAVAN E S  B.Arch Associate Professor  School of Architecture, Vellore Institute of Technology 
Juhi Newton B.Arch Interior Designer/ Architect Peril Interiors
S.Mirunaalini B.Arch Interior Designer Livspace
LATHISH punitharaj B.Arch Architect Amitdesignstudio
Mohamed Ashish Gafoor  B.Arch Principal Architect  ESS EMM DESIGN

Our Entrepreneurs 

Name of the Alumni Degree Year - Passed Out of Sathyabama Employment/ Studies Status Present Employer Name
Navin Lucas Sebastian B.Arch 2016 Entrepreneur Navin architects 
Godfrey J B.Arch 2017 Entrepreneur G2 architects and interiors
Karthick KA M.Arch 2018 Entrepreneur FOURSPACES
Dhivakar Ramachandran B.Arch 2018 Entrepreneur Orange Ink's
Vignesh k M.Arch 2018 Entrepreneur Turn key projects
Ramesh pillai M.Arch 2018 Entrepreneur Design and build
LATHISH punitharaj B.Arch 2019 Entrepreneur Amitdesignstudio
Mohamed Ashish Gafoor  B.Arch 2019 Entrepreneur ESS EMM DESIGN
Samritha Yogesh B.Arch 2019 Entrepreneur Fi-desighn and development private limited
Deepika B.Arch 2019 Entrepreneur 7k constructions 
Judah michal M.Arch 2019 Entrepreneur K&J Architects
Samritha  M.Arch 2020 Entrepreneur ELA GREEN

Being an architect is the epitome of being an entrepreneur. Here are some of our students who have become budding entrepreneurs in their field.


Student's Work

Basic Design- First Year Studio

Basic Design

Display of models and sheets of students from the first year.

Model- First Year Studio


Pavillion design model by first year students

Paper cup models- First Year Studio


Students making large paper cup structures at the model making workshop.

Documentation and Survey- Second Year Studio


Students with the display of their rural documentation studio sheets.

Terracotta mosaic murals


Students working on a terracotta mosaic mural at our construction yard

Thesis- Final Year


3 dimensional visualization of final year student thesis project

Terracotta Workshop


Master artisan teaching students sculpting techniques with terracotta

Ferrocement Workshop


Structural specialist explaining ferrocement construction techniques

Arch Building Workshop


First year students exploring hands-on traditional arch building techniques.

Bamboo Construction Workshop


Bamboo construction and joinery being taught to students at the construction yard

Rammed Earth Workshop

Rammed Earth

Our students on site learning about building various rammed earth elements.


The Architecture degree programme have a choice based credit curriculum with syllabi consisting of core theory, studios and Electives. The Program is revised every year to meet the needs and trends of the industry


  • General core subjects comprising of Mathematics, Mechanics of Structures, History of Architecture, Theory of Architecture, Building Materials, Urban Housing, Project Management, Specification and Estimation, Contemporary Architecture, Introduction to Human settlements, Professional Practice etc,
  • Studio oriented subjects comprising Building Construction, Building Services, Interior Design, Climatic Design, Site Planning, Structures & Construction etc

Distinguished Alumni

Ar. Antoinette Charles (2003-2008), Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Ar. Anuradha Koka (1994-1999), Director, Grids Contracting & Décor, UAE
Balaji L (1998-2003), Jacobs Engineering Group, London, UK
Jack Chandy (2003-2008), Chief Architect, Chandy Consultants, Kerala
Roshni Cheriyan (2008-2013), SCAD Collaborative Learning Center, Georgia
Dr.Devyani Gangopadhyay B.Arch.,MTP.,P.hD
Dean - School of Building Environment
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