Undergraduate Research

The Under graduate research in Architecture is a part of final semester academic curriculum. It gives
students an opportunity to explore their area of Interest. Students are expected to understand in
depth the topic they chose by going through literature and required field visits. Their process and
progress are reviewed at various stages by the faculty members and experts in the fields. This
exercise is considered most crucial in the whole curriculum because this is what a student carries
throughout his life as an academic project manifesting his interest, capacity and skill.

The list of thesis topics are:
Prof. Vinay Shah
Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat

Thesis Co-ordinator, IA NU

Roll no. Student Guided by Research Thesis title
14bar01 Aaditya Shah Prof. Utpal Sharma Study of Community Space of Urban residential area: A
case of Ahmedabad
14bar02 Aayushi Sanghvi Prof. Vibha Gajjar A Study of Outdoor Learning Environments – A case of
Primary Schools in Ahmedabad
14bar03 Aditi Pancholi Prof. Utpal Sharma Understanding perception of women on women sensitive
urban open spaces: A study of local Bazaars of
14bar04 Arya Nagarkar Prof. Utpal Sharma Transition of traditional architecture to modern
architecture in Kerala : Comparative study of layouts
of houses
14bar05 Ayushi Desai Prof. Aparna Re-interpretation of public spaces in historic city
Centres through temporary interventions : A case of
Kala Ghoda Arts District, Mumbai
14bar07 Devanshi Modi Prof. Foram Bhavsar Analyzing the ambiance of the religious streets in a
temple town through imageability: Case study of Dakor
14bar08 Dheer Talreja Prof. Jitendra Menghani Alternative construction system – case study of GRFG
14bar09 Dirgh Javia Prof. Aparna Understanding the incremental growth of the houses in
informal settlement: Case of Chamundanagar, Ahmedabad
14bar10 Gaurav Agarwal Prof. Jitendra Menghani Importance of outdoor space for Urban poor: a case of
14bar11 Harsh Ladani Prof. Jitendra Menghani Structure and light as a giver Architectural character
to the buildings of Louis Kahn : A case of IIM
14bar12 Heer Vora Prof. Vibha Gajjar Studying traditional house form of Nagar Brahmin
community in Patan
14bar13 Jay Patel Prof. Aparna Assessing the applicability of “Image of the city”
through the case of Jaipur
14bar14 Jhanavi Parikh Prof. Utpal Sharma Understanding the Architectural Response to Land- Water
interface in the context of Lake Pichola, Udaipur
14bar15 Jugal Bhatt Prof. Utpal Sharma Appreciating the Characteristics of the Indian streets
through the framework of Allan Jacobs : In case of
small towns of Rajasthan
14bar16 Keta Patel Prof. Swati Kothary Role of streetscape elements as determinants of social
interaction: A case of Jaipur City
14bar17 Ketankumar Solanki Prof. Parag Mistry Understanding intergration of construction technique
and material in design process of catalan vaulting
14bar18 Kruti Desai Prof. Utpal Sharma Understanding the application of Biophilic Design
theory through the works of Laurie Baker
14bar19 Kush Shah Prof. Jitesh Mewada Fluid architecture – analytical study of the role
played by the elements to make the building fluid
through case studies
14bar20 Kush Desai Prof. Jitesh Mewada Large span masonry structures: Study of domes and its
construction techniques
14bar21 Maharshi Jagada Prof. Ankit Kumar Vastu & Climate oriented design in residential projects
14bar22 Maitri Bhayani Prof. Supriya Pal Kitchen culture : understanding the working of cooking
space in traditional house forms across india
14bar23 Mili Prajapati Prof. Jitesh Mewada Understanding the role of Facade in manifestation of
Architectural idea(Of Institution projects in the context of Ahmedabad)
14bar24 Neel Patel
14bar25 Neel Gala Prof. Ankit Kumar Understanding inter-relationship between courtyard walls
with built environment in Centres of creative learning
across Gujarat.
14bar26 Nonie Patel Prof. Sneha Ramani Interpreting the “Place identity” through memory of a
Public Place: A Case of Ahmedabad city
14bar27 Nupur Shah Prof. Utpal Sharma Understanding public squares in india
14bar28 Parth Khatri Prof. Sujan Umaraniya The study of courtyard: A case of traditional houses of
Vadnagar, Gujarat
14bar29 Prince Luvani Prof. Sujan Umaraniya Integration of Courtyards and the function around it in
works (Institutional) of Charles Correa
14bar30 Rishit Jain Prof. Utpal Sharma Understanding the role of transitional spaces in design
14bar31 Saloni Shah Prof. Sneha Ramani Why dont women use public toilets? patterns detterminats of
usage of public toilets in public spacesof ahmedabad: case
of sabarmati riverfront
14bar33 Shriraj Gohil Prof. Parag Mistry Understanding the pattern of Incremental Approach in Lower
Income Group Housing – “A case
14bar34 Simran Shah Prof. Dhaval Chauhan Understanding the design process at IIM Bangalore
14bar36 Swara Desai Prof. Dhaval Chauhan Flexibility in spaces – by understanding the
multifunctional spaces in pol houses
14bar38 Tanvi Karia Prof. Supriya Pal Cross Cultural Influences : An enquiry into the Evolution
of Domestic built spaces and architectural elements in the
houses of Goa and Diu
14bar39 Vidisha Purohit Prof. Foram Bhavsar Understanding an architectural evolution of mausoleums of
Babi Dynasty through Geometry: A case of Junagadh
14bar40 Yasin Kabaria Prof. Parag Mistry Studing the Effectiveness of Participatory Design Approach
in the Housing. a case of Lakhudi Talawadi – Ahmedabad
& Netajinagar – Pune.


Sr.No Id No. Name Research Topic Guide
1 14 Bar 32 Saumya P Kansara Understanding knowledgeable systems of hill architecture: A case of chamba district, himachal pradesh Prof. Ankit kumar
2 15BAR01 ABHIJEET MUDGERIKAR Understanding architectural spaces through dance forms: A spatial study of traditional dance forms with time Prof. Supriya Kukreja
3 15BAR02 ADITI KAUSHIK Understanding the construction methods of temple structures in Kullu: Case of Hidimba temple and Chehni Kothi Prof. Vibha Gajjar
4 15BAR03 AKRUWALA NIKITA SANJAY Impact of change in culture on expression of dwelling Case of rabari community , kutch Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat
5 15BAR04 CHAUHAN AVANI UMEDBHAI Identifying key genrator of street activities and elements: Case of Chor bazaar, Mumbai Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat
6 15BAR05 CHAVDA VIPREX PANKAJBHAI A Comparative analysis of fire safety building codes & Standards in high rise residential buildings Prof. Ankit kumar
7 15BAR06 CHHAYANI SAHIL RAJESHBHAI Healing spaces in the built environment: A case of rehab centre Prof. Ankit kumar
8 15BAR07 CHINAR BIMAL SHAH Beyond those high walls : Analysing the Architecture of incarceration that supports the wellbeing of a prisoner by studying the Central Jails of Sabarmati and Lajpore Prof. Sujan Umaraniya
9 15BAR08 DARSHI CHANDRAKANT KAPADIA Community Housing in the Indian Context – A Generative Approach Prof. Jinal Shah
10 15BAR09 DEBABRATA GHOSAL Role of Water Structures in the Evolution and Adaptation of Sociocultural Activities in Chittorgarh Fort Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat
11 15BAR10 DHRUV MEHTA Reading Le Corbusier’s Les Quatre Compositions formal characteristics: Parallels between the diagram and artistic formalism. Prof. Dhaval Chauhan
12 15BAR11 GAJJAR PALAK CHANDRESHBHAI Zip-up house, Pompidou centre, and Lloyds building as apogee to ideas of Archigram: an inquiry into the works of Richard Rogers Prof. Dhaval Chauhan
13 15BAR12 HIMANSHU AGRAWAL Ethical Dilemma in Architects regaarding Prefabricated Housing -A potential barier in the adoption of the Technique in India Prof. Sujan Umaraniya
14 15BAR13 HIRAL PATEL Understanding the minimalist approach of Tadao Ando- works from Japan 1975-95 Prof. Prachi Patel
15 15BAR14 KALARIA SUMIT KANTILAL Understanding Morphology of a market as an urban public place: A Case of Gondal Prof. Dhaval Chauhan
16 15BAR15 KHUSHBOO BHANDARI Studying the role of water and water structures in the culture of Jodhpur
17 15BAR16 KRUNAL PATEL The role of circulation in the museum design Prof. Jitesh Mewada
18 15BAR17 KUHOO KAMALBHAI PATEL Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Heritage sites: Study of Approach and Strategies for the case of Ahmedabad Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat
19 15BAR18 LIMBANI NIRALIBEN MUKESHBHAI Framework for accessibility in institutional buildings in India Prof. Ankit kumar
20 15BAR19 MISTRY MILIND VIPULBHAI Analysing the Historic images of Mill Owner’s association building, Ahmedabad
21 15BAR20 NUPUR JANAK BHAVSAR Origami as a medium of design in architecture
22 15BAR21 PAHINI SHAH Analysis of street as public space Prof. Digisha mehta
23 15BAR22 PARIKH RAGHAV PARESH Evaluating Dwelling Units under Slum Rehabilitation Scheme (S.R.S.) 2010: A case study of Ahmedabad Prof.Ankit kumar
24 15BAR23 PATEL ARTH NARENDRAKUMAR Reinterpreting Transitional spaces – Understanding transitional spaces through narration in works of B.V .Doshi Prof. Sneha Ramani
25 15BAR24 PATEL BHAVYA PRAKASHKUMAR Multi-layered façade systems: factors affecting the design and performance in hot and dry climate (of Ahmedabad) Prof. Purvi jadav
26 15BAR25 PATEL SHERIN PINKAL Understanding street edges : case of ahmedabad city Prof. Digisha Mehta
27 15BAR26 PATEL VAIBHAVI CHIRAGBHAI Comparative study of traditional and modern court houses: case of Ahmedabad Prof. Dhaval Chauhan
28 15BAR27 PATIL JANHAVI Visual Architectural Language as a Tool to mainatin Continuity; Case of Manekchowk Street, Walled City Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat
29 15BAR29 RATHOD MEENVA KAMALSINH Architecture between narrations and building language. Prof. Jitendra Menghani
30 15BAR30 SAVSANI BHAKTI Formalism; Theory, Influence and its basis as an analytical tool in architecture Prof.Foram Bhavsar
31 15BAR31 SHAH KHUSHALI JITENDRA Opportunities and Challenges of Urban Voids: A case of Surat city Prof. Swati Kothary
32 15BAR32 SHAH PRANALI KALPESH Nature Inspired Design Strategies : an analytical study to understand the bio-intergrated workflow in an architectural design process Prof.Foram Bhavsar
33 15BAR33 SHAIKH TANVEERABANU S. Heritage preciencts and community : Role of Historical monument in present context Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat
34 15BAR34 SREENIDHI PARASURAM IYER Periodization and physical context using Architecture in Film Prof. Supriya Kukreja
35 15BAR35 TANK DIRGHA DASHRATHBHAI Indoor Waterscapes: the role of water in creating internal spcaes, in hot and arid regions of western India Prof. Jaydeep Bhagat
36 15BAR36 TISHA PRADYUMANBHAI PATEL Understanding the making of a cemtery : Brion Cemetery by Carlo Scarpa Prof. Prachi Patel
37 15BAR37 VADADORIYA VAIBHAV RATILAL Understanding the architectural response to Ghats as a water edge- Ujjain and Maheshwar Prof. Prachi Patel
38 15BAR38 VITHALANI MONARCH RAJESH Phenomenology of Rhythm in Modern Architecture Prof. Parag Mistry
39 15BAR39 VORA HATIM JUZARBHAI Architectural praxis as demonstration of Gandhi’s Alternative Modernity Prof. Utpal Sharma
40 15BAR40 YASH SURESH SHAH The Relationship Between Architectural Education and Architectural Practice: A Study of schools of Architecture in India DI. Prof. Utpal Sharma
41 15BAR41 AAGAM JAYESHBHAI MUNDHAVA Deriving Principles for environmental optimization of the built form of a skyscraper: using generative design approach.
42 15BAR42 ANUSHREE BAFNA understanding spatial role of natural light and it’s manifestation in residential architecture Prof. Jitesh Mewada
43 15BAR43 CHEVLI SAMAY MANISH study of influence of climatic parameters on design and treatment of institutional courtyard Prof. Sujan Umaraniya
44 15BAR44 DEVANSHI RUPESH SHAH Continuity in Architecture Language : Narrative of Institutional Extensions Prof. Supriya Kukreja
45 15BAR45 DIKSHA ABHAY JAIN Discovery of built space through movement of an observer signifying development of events referred to promenade architecture, through the works of Le Corbusier. Prof. Sneha Ramani
46 15BAR48 GAJERA NIKITA CHANDULAL Impact of Gender on Spatial Arrangement in dwellings of Patel Community Prof. Aparna
47 15BAR49 GAZAL ANIL NANWANI Studying Tactility in Indian Modern Architecture Prof. Deval Gandhi
48 15BAR50 HARSHIL PATEL study of house form of nathdwara temple town prof.sweta suhane
49 15BAR51 ISHAN JAIN House form of kota: understanding the role of building elements and their construction system in traditional houses. Prof. Jitesh Mewada
50 15BAR52 JADAV YESHA JAYESHBHAI Colour in architecture : Identity of a place through colour Prof. Jitendra Menghani
51 15BAR53 JHAVERI RACHITA DHARNENDRA Fostering wellness through architecture: Role of community centers at neighbourhood level Prof. Vibha Gajjar
52 15BAR55 KAKADIYA LALITKUMAR PRAVINBHAI Understanding the role of opening as a place in vernacular settlements Prof. Digisha Mehta
53 15BAR56 KAVITRA THILAK Undersatnding critical regionalism through the works of Raj Rewal Prof. Sneha Ramani
54 15BAR57 KOTHARI MILAN BHUPATBHAI Role of fractal geometry in Indian hindu temple architecture Prof. Foram Bhavsar
55 15BAR58 MANVI BANSAL Transformation of Courtyard house form in Sirohi district of Rajasthan: Studying the impacts of changing socio-cultural factors on the character of the element. Prof. Jitendra Menghani
56 15BAR59 MITHA FARHIN SAFIAHMED Deciphering manifestation of sacredness in the houseform of Khadim community, Ajmer, Rajasthan Prof. Sneha Ramani
57 15BAR61 PANCHAL SWATI DEEPAKKUMAR A search of organic expression in architecture inquiry into works of Frank Lloyd Wright Prof. Dhaval Chauhan
58 15BAR62 PARTH JAMADAR Elemental expression to gratify cross ventilation in buildings of warm and humid region. Prof. Vibha Gajjar
59 15BAR63 RAAG RAJEEV PATEL Component of Design Method: Critical examination of the ‘reconciliation of opposites’ in the works of Le Corbusier Prof. Dhaval Chauhan
60 15BAR64 RACHITA BINWANI Origami as a tool of form-finding using Computation Aided Design tools Prof. Foram Bhavsar
61 15BAR65 RANPARA JUGAL BHUPENDRABHAI Brutalism in India: Reflection of Principles and expression from 1st Generation of Brutalist Architects
62 15BAR66 RATHOD JIGAR AJAYBHAI Roof-form: Geometry, structure and its relation with building layout, Case of Thrissur, Kerala Prof. Jitesh Mewada
63 15BAR67 RATHORE KASHISH AVINASH Architectural configuration of Darkness in Hindu Temples. Prof.Sneha Ramani
64 15BAR68 SAHIL FADIA Understanding the role of silence in architecture through the works of various architects Prof. Shweta Suhane
65 15BAR69 SHAH RICHI PANKAJBHAI Urban pause area Prof. Digisha Mehta
66 15BAR70 SHAH VAIBHAVI MAYUR The potential of building design in reduction of energy consumption by active systems of high-rise commercial buildings : a case of Ahmedabad Prof. Purvi Jadav
67 15BAR71 SOLANKI DARSHAN NAVALBHAI Menifestation of Culture into a Built form : A case of Gardhwali culture and traditional houses of Uneri Village, Uttarakhand prof. parag mistry
68 15BAR72 SURBHI AGRAWAL Understanding narratives in architecture with respect to the movement of an observer Prof. Digisha Mehta
69 15BAR73 TALAVIYA KRINALI HARESHBHAI Understanding the role of architecture in hospice center Prof. Vibha Gajjar
70 15BAR74 TARUNA KHATRI Exploring archetypes in architecture with thw help of environmental psychology Prof. Jitendra Menghani
71 15BAR75 THAKKAR VIDHI KRUTESH Carbon Footprint in Architecture Prof. Purvi Jadav
72 15BAR76 VIJAY B TALSANIA Plugin for the bylaws Prof. Nishant Kansagara
73 15BAR77 VISHESH BHAGIA Therapeutic Architecture and Healing Environment – Exploration of the ability of a healthcare setting to enhance healing Prof. Ankit Kumar
74 15BAR79 VORA NIYATI SHAILESH Effects of socio-cultural factors on traditional house-form: A case study of community in Khambhat Prof. Jitendra Menghani
75 15BAR80 YASHASH KANOJIA Thermal Comfort in Office Buildings in Hot and Dry Climate Prof. Purvi Jadav
76 14BAR37 SWATI NAYAK Threshold as a welcoming space: in a case of pol houses in the city of Ahmedabad Prof. Paritosh Kumar

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