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Transparence 13.0

Transparence 13.0
The biggest show on the planet.


Ideas. Challenges. Genius.

Transparence 13.0
The biggest show on the planet.

Imparting knowledge. Inspiring innovation.

Design to Inspire.
Design to Change the World.


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


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 the world.

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, family).

Jury profile



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


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


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 (IAA)