Ajay Nayak

Ajay Nayak is an environmental architect and social narrator involved in design, media and alternative education platforms that address society, environment and their potential for community building. With this focus on habitat issues he is a founding member of Water Environs (WE) which works on river and water ecologies and CEO of EdEn (Educated Environments) an environmental advisory and consultancy.He has been part of the team working on Tsunami Reconstruction work keeping in mind sustainable built environments and community participatory approaches in 4 villages of Tamil Nadu. He is also adviser on Habitat, Communications and Design for the Rome-based Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, NESFAS in the North East India, Aseema Charitable Trust and Anandacare Charitable trust for tribal children in western India, Trustee for the Virasat Foundation for Heritage and Traditional Craftspersons. He has been visiting/ guest faculty at various design schools ( Sir JJ, Academy Of Architecture Rachna Sansad, BSSA-NMIMS)  and jury member on national and international competitions.

Kimaya Keluskar

She holds a B-arch degree in Architecture from Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental studies (KRVIA), Mumbai, 2006. She was awarded Mumbai University gold medal for her Thesis and KRVIA gold medal for Academic excellence. She attained MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering from Bartlett School for Graduate studies, University College London in 2009. Her MSc thesis is published in Consultation on School Carbon Management plan, UCL Evidence prepared for CIBSE (Standard Institution for Building services and Engineers, 2009. She teaches at KRVIA and is practising as Architect and Environmental/Sustainability consultant for Architectural and Research projects.

Vikram Pawar

M Arch (Urban Conservation), BSc (Microbiology), founded STUDIO “Architecture”- an Architecture, Interior & Environment design practice in 2003 along with wife Mahima. He is a faculty at KRVIA, Juhu. He has keen interest in Eco- Habitats and their relationship with Urban Centers. In his M Arch thesis “Draft Action Plan for Integrated Development of Pilgrim Town of Jejuri” he noted the erstwhile state ruler’s appreciation and development of water systems and its efficient interweave with the cultural matrix. He also authored a document for CHF International –“Participatory In-situ Slum Rehab- two case studies (in Pune and Nagpur)”.