Satish Chandran

Satish Chandran

Ahmedabad, IN



From a small industrial town in Tamil Nadu named Tiruppur where I did my schooling to the second largest city in western India, Ahmedabad doing my M. Arch here my journey had a lot twists, turns, ups and downs. I am fortunate to have taken all the decisions in my life that led me here to where I am, without taking those chances my life would have never changed. After schooling I was reluctant to join engineering like most of the stereotypical students of my place, instead I wanted to explore my interest, hence Architecture. My bachelor's days was a process of learning a new thing everyday, I was fortunate to be in a close proximity to Bangalore which inspired and educated me a lot. After earning my degree in Architecture I moved to Chennai for work, this is where my life moved to another dimension. Mr. K. Raghuraman, the principal architect of the firm trusted me with projects that educated me and improved my understanding of an urban space. The crown jewel was the Spiritual Tourism Circuit development in Kerala, details of which are in my portfolio. He inspired me to explore more in the field which eventually made me join Master's in Architecture with an Urban Design major at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. I would like to develop a better understanding and to improve my skill set to intervene in urban scale problems from here, this is what I am aspiring and working on now.



K. Raghuraman, Architect, Chennai, IN, Junior Architect

I was designated the position of Junior Architect in the firm, K. Raghuraman, Architects. I had a keen interest to work in projects at an Urban scale, the firm was also indulged in various urban scale, redevelopment, and landscape projects in Tamilnadu and Kerala. The most significant work I was involved in was the development of a Spiritual Tourism Project in Kerala. It was a circuit developed between Sree Padmanabaswamy temple at Trivandrum, Sabarimalai, and Aranmula all three in Kerala at a distance of 30 to 50 Kms from each other. The project was developed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the tourism development authority of India. I was involved in the design development and also co-ordinated with the PMC (E&Y, India) for cost estimation and analysis along with the presentation to the Ministry at Delhi. Apart from this, I was also involved in various other projects including, the re-development of Rippon building complex at Chennai, Ashok Leyland ideation room, and terrace garden design+execution.

Aug 2014 - Jul 2016


CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, MArch, Urban Design

I am currently in my Master's program at CEPT University, with a major in Urban Design and a minor in History, Theory and Criticism. The first-semester studio project was to study an Urban space to understand the nature and complexities of the urban space, in order to come up with a potential design solution to address the same. The second semester had a short street design and a long-term neighborhood design which is under development. Apart from the design studio I study and understand plants and their use in Urban scenarios, a frequent blogger on architectural texts and also trying to establish a historiography timeline of Ahmedabad city since 1400's.

Aug 2016 - current

Adhiyamaan College of Engineering (ACE), Hosur, IN, BArch, Architecture

During the 5 years of my bachelor's degree, I have involved in various activities apart from academics. I was the department precept for two years in my fourth and final year and was the student association representative in my second and third year, was one of the co-coordinators of the National level symposium Ityuta, participated in NASA'10 and was awarded a special mention in the ANDC trophy. I secured a CGPA of 8.28 at the end of the program.

Aug 2009 - May 2014

St. Joseph's Matriculation Higher SecondarySchool, Tiruppur, IN, High School, School

During high school I served as the association captain, aired in the All India Radio on various occasions on behalf of the school, was a part of the road safety patrol in the city along with the city traffic police in which I served as a volunteer for two years. I secured 90% in my high school board examination.

Jun 2007 - May 2009


NASA, Honorable Mention

Awarded the special mention for ANDC trophy of NASA 2012.


NASA, Honorable Mention

Awarded the special mention for B2B (Back to Basics) trophy of NASA 2012.


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