Director’s Message

Laxmi Vidyapeeth is located at Sarigam. Sarigam is a border town between Gujarat and Maharastra. As you leave the Maharashtra border and enter Gujarat on National highway no 8, look to your left and you will spot this hill. It is called Tambiyo Dunger. Folllow the hill. It kind of navigates you to this campus. On its feet is the Gate to LaxmiVidhyapith Campus. It was refreshing to find a well landscaped and maintained campus but what wins you over are these stretches on campus that turn into grasslands in monsoon and mango groves Interspersed with the necessary buildings.

It is possible to actually learn by building as there is abundance of land. Reasonably big community of students to showcase best practices in managing, land, water and soil. Firsthand experience sustainable practices.

What attracted me to this Campus besides the grasslands is that this place could be the potential contender to what we all crave for. An almost residential campus. A community staying together and learning. A modern day design ashram.

I come from the background of practice and a visiting faculty in schools of architecture for the past 25 years. I believe, the Design education demands focused attention to the subject with maximum interaction between the student and the faculty.

To achieve this, we are committed to restrict our intake at only 30 students per year.

Experienced Senior Mentors with more than 20 years of practice and teaching experience define the core strategies and teaching methodologies. Teaching exercises are designed by the mentors with definite learning outcomes. We have begun our first year with module based studies so that mentors, core faculty and visiting faculty can give dedicated time and we are able to work towards true synergy between theory and design studio.

I welcome a dialogue in design education and teachers who want to explore their ideas. I am open to faculties with experience giving us a week long, month long or semester long commitments as well as definite workshop proposals.

I would love to hear from likeminded souls. Reach me at lia.director@laxmi.edu.in or call: +919825144644

Falguni Desai
Director
Laxmi Institute of Architecture, Sarigam.