Avni Gor

Avni Gor

Bangalore, IN




Srinivas School of Architecture, Mangalore, IN, Assistant Professor

Initially invited at Bearys Enviro Architecture Design School for a semester’s commitment to design a course curriculum based on VTU, Belgaum guidelines and a humungous task of setting up a vision for the newly started architectural design school, I further moved on to Srinivas School of Architecture to further experiment on the academic front. Using different pedagogical methods and understanding, I have created many student centric assignments and developed an interest and active participation from students towards understanding of theory subjects. My theory and experiments have been mainly applied for the subjects of History and Theory of Architecture. During this course of academic experience, I have dealt with students from First year to Final year guiding and encouraging them to further query and development of design thinking above and over to developing given syllabus understanding.

Aug 2015 - current

Opus Design, Valsad, IN, Principal Architect

Engaged with clients at all design stages. Responsibly conduct client meetings, understand their requirements and budget reading between the lines. Efficiently deal with execution team to ensure details and quality is maintained as per design conceived. Oversee interior and architectural work on site as and when required. I have worked on projects ranging from interior of a fruit juice cafe, 20 seater Indian restaurant, 5 BHK pent house to architectural project proposals of 2000-2500 sq ft residences, 28 units row house scheme and a couple of redevelopment schemes with builders in Ahmedabad and surrounding locations.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2015

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, Kutch IN, Senior Research Assistant

Independently researched about published material on the area and successfully procured the same. Responsible for creating one-on-one relations with the entire village (Nirona) and develop communication strategies to record oral histories through formal interviews and informal chit-chats and efficiently transcribe them.
Co-ordinated with other institutions (Khamir, Hunnarshala) to bring awareness to locals and channelise their craftsmanship from different communities as a whole. Assisted on conducting Summer Workshop “Designing with People” for CEPT University, Masters in Sustainability. Independently hosted Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture Undergraduate students and Faculty members for 1 day workshop (Nirona)

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Ranjit Sinh and Associates, Mumbai, IN, Architectural Intern

Responsible for developing designs and independently conducting meetings for company’s pro modo project- a school for mentally challenged (Sadhna, Sophia Campus). Created detailed reports on the special sensory requirements for effective learning and teaching experience by first hand observations and interviews. Prepared a detailed BOQ with different agencies for the renovation project. Developed concepts and produced a complete set of architectural drawings for stated projects- residencies, holiday homes, academic and corporate institutions (Western Ghats).

Dec 2009 - Apr 2010


School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, BArch, Faculty of Architecture

Jun 2006 - Dec 2013


SAH Scott Opler Membership Grant for Emerging Professional, Grant

This award provides a one-year membership in SAH to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society's subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. This is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. These fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians' Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.
The award consists of a full one-year membership to the Society of Architectural Historians. The award winners were announced at the Annual Conference and in the SAH Newsletter.


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