This is the third reflection piece from Offsites — a series of intimate conversations unpacking and discussing the work and life paths of SPA alumni who are doing other things. If you went to architecture school and despite that, you felt like building buildings wasn’t the thing for you (at least not in the context it was presented to you), this is your story. At any point, while not practising architecture, if your architecture education has come to serve you in unexpected or serendipitous ways, this is your story.

You can read about the first two Offsites here and here.

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For Offsites03, we gathered on a bright Saturday morning at Monkey Business, which combines a co-working space with a day-care. …


This is the second reflection piece from Offsites — a series of intimate conversations unpacking and discussing the work and life paths of SPA alumni who are doing other things. If you went to architecture school and despite that, you felt like building buildings wasn’t the thing for you (at least not in the context it was presented to you), this is your story. At any point, while not practising architecture, if your architecture education has come to serve you in unexpected or serendipitous ways, this is your story.

You can read about the first Offsite here.

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Offsite 02 took place on an unexpectedly hot March afternoon at Candor Tech Space in Sector 21 Gurgaon. What started as a guessing game — how much does this building in front of you cost, per square foot? — ended in an insightful discussion over filter coffee and vadas at their beautifully landscaped sunken courtyard. Shantanu Chakraborty, from the batch of 2001, and Pallav Agrawal, a 2007 alumnus, both work at Brookfield India, a global real estate asset owner and management company. We were joined by 26 students and alumni with a range of curiosities and questions that were as specific as they were informed. …


This is the first among a series of reflection pieces from Offsites. If you went to architecture school and despite that, you felt like building buildings wasn’t the thing for you (at least not in the context it was presented to you), this is your story. At any point, while not practising architecture, if your architecture education has come to serve you in unexpected or serendipitous ways, this is your story. Offsites is a series of intimate conversations unpacking and discussing the work and life paths of SPA alumni who are doing other things.

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Offsite 01 was at Oddbird Theatre in Delhi, co-founded by Virkein Dhar, a 2013 alumnus from the school. Twelve students and four young graduates joined us on a Saturday morning over chai and ajwain biscuits. On the agenda was a chat about the intersections and parallels between dance and performance, and the ins-and-outs of independent consultancy. In addition, the conversation extended to the virtues of following one’s curiosities as well as staying afloat in a world full of uncertainty. …

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Blog / Talk /Walk // Three architects doing other things, sharing their excitement about the city and exploring the extraordinary in the everyday.

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