Event Venue and Schedule
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place, R K Puram, New Delhi
Journey of Transparence 12.0 this year
In the month of June, Ar. Vivek Rathore, Principal Architect & Founder – Salient Design Studio
and mentor of this year’s Transparence, issued the design brief pertaining to the designing
of a mother and child hospital at Kolkata. The theme for this year’s event was chosen to
be ‘Healing Spaces’. This brief was then shared to invite entries from around 200 leading
schools of architecture in India. Students could participate in a team of maximum three members
and any number of teams could participate from a school. Special recognition and benefits
(in the form of donation of books to library) have been bestowed upon colleges taking Transparence
as a studio project. The students were given around four months for coming up with their
entries and submitting the same.
This year saw one of the highest submission of entries in the history of Transparence. 1281 students
registered and 299 teams submitted their entries for the event. 19 colleges took up Transparence
12.0 as a studio project.
Selection of finalists
After receiving the entries, we conducted Regional Rounds at four cities in India: New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Eminent jury members, who are some of India’s distinguished practicing architects, were
invited to adjudicate the event. The Regional Rounds were a closed room jury event, in
which the Jury went through all the entries and announced two winning teams from each
region to represent their region in the Grand Finale. So, there are a total of eight
finalists from the North, South, East and West regions of India. These students can seek
mentorship from the Regional Round Jury to get their advice on improving their design
for the Grand Finale.
Keynote Speaker & Jury profile
Carson Shearon, LEED AP, EDAC :: CANNON DESIGN
Principal, Healthcare Leader, Director - International Practice
Mr. Carson Shearon has over 25 years’ experience in the health industry. He has multi-disciplinary
training in the medical sciences and architecture and has been the leader of Cannon Design’s
international health practice since 2010. He is also a director of the firm’s international
entity, Cannon Design International Private Limited.
Recognized for innovative visioning and strategic planning, Mr. Shearon promotes efficient and
sustainable design strategies that contextually respond to regional climates, cultures, and
care delivery paradigms affecting patients, families, clinical caregivers, and clients throughout
Mr. Shearon is a trusted advisor and valued partner to clients in the ideating, conceptualizing
and planning of world-class healthcare environments. He utilizes experiential design tools,
like outcome-based visioning, where user-defined input is integrated at the outset of designing
healthcare environments to enhance the experience of users (owners, operators, patients,
Prof.Dr.R.Chandrashekhar is the esteemed Chairman of the IGBC Green Healthcare Rating and Consultant, World Bank. He is Advisor
(Architecture) HLL Lifecare Ltd., Government of India and has been Former Chief Architect,
Ministry of Health with the Government of India.
Dr.Chandrashekhar's academic credentials include B.Arch. from Sir J.J.College of Architecture, Mumbai, WHO fellowship from
Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) South Bank University, London, UK, PG diploma in
Health Facilities Planning from School of Planning Architecture, Delhi, Doctoral degree from
BITS, Pilani. He has the unique distinction of being the first Ph.D holder in this field
in India. He has also participated in “ Building Design & Engineering Approach to airborne
infection control” at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Chairman IGBC Green Healthcare Rating
- Visiting Professor, South Bank University, London
- Consultant, World Bank
- Advisor (Architecture) HLL Lifecare Ltd. (GOI)
- Vice President RFHHA (Research Foundation of Health and Hospital Administrator
- Guest Faculty in AIIMS MHA Programme & IIHMR
- “Genius Millennium Award 2002”
- “ Best Citizen of India award 2006”
- “Top Healthcare Architect 2013"
- “First Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Contribution to the people of India for his
work in improving the state of ARCHITECTURE FOR HEALTH in India” - Centre for Health
System & Design, Texas A&M University
- Indian Representative of UIA/PHG (International Union of Architects /Public Health Group)
- Advisor with Delhi Urban Arts Commission
- Fellow of The Indian Institute of Architects
- Fellow of The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management UK
- Life Member of Academy of Hospital Administration
- Co-Authored Book titled “ Modern Trends in Planning & Designing
- Hospitals – Principles & Practice
- Member Secretary in setting up “National Institute of Healthcare
- Engineering & Architecture” for the PG courses in Health Facility Planning & Design
Atul Shah established Access Architects in 1981. The practice has built several landmark
projects in Mumbai and across Maharashtra. Access Architects is known for designing buildings
that exude modernity, with wide, but efficient use of energy-efficient glazing.
Aparna Narasimhan, an architect with over 30 years of experience, is Design Director at Venkataramanan
Associates, a leading architectural practice. In her position, Aparna guides the firm’s design
process and critical review sessions.
A keen artist and proponent of art appreciation, she maintains a strong emphasis on drawing by
hand as a design tool. As co-founder of Kadambari - an organization that is involved in the
promotion of performing arts and fine arts of India, Aparna has organized several exhibitions
and workshops on traditional Indian textiles, arts and crafts.
Her work, which is dominated by residential and institutional projects, is characterized by an
ability to straddle complex parameters and feasibility studies, a good understanding of context
and a design process that displays knowledge ranging from master-plan level decision-making
to minute design detailing. Aparna’s design rationale is highly objective and user-responsive.
She often revisits completed projects to observe first-hand, the impact her design has had
on human behaviour.
Her award-winning works continue to garner national and international attention. Her allied interests
in art and craft have had her designing sets for theatre productions. She believes in reciprocating
knowledge and sustains a healthy interaction with students through talks and workshops.
- Art Village - The Valley School, Bangalore Winner, AYA (Architect of the year Award)
2012 by JK cement (IAA).
- St. Joseph’s Arts & Science College, Bangalore A+D Spectrum Special Mention award
for Best Institutional Building in the year 2003.
- Science Centre - The Valley School, Bangalore Winner, A+D Spectrum Architecture Awards
for Best Institutional Building in the year 2002.
- Chitra Kumar Residence, Bangalore Winner, Award for Best Private Residence by JK cement