Center Head and Principal Researcher
Dr. A. Srivathsan is an architectural scholar with more than twenty-five years of cumulative experience in teaching, architectural and developmental research and professional practice. Some of his major research projects include: Hampi -The Indian Digital Heritage Research Project (as part of larger team), Department of Science and Technology Initiative; Re-envisioning the City, Research funded under Indo-Dutch Program on Alternatives in Development; Mega Cities Project. His publications include books and papers in reputed journals.
Before joining his role as the Center Head and Principal Researcher of CAU, Srivathsan served as the Academic Director of CEPT University for five years where he worked closely with the Deans and the Heads of Academic Offices to refine academic policies and practices, to strengthen academic rigor and deepen the culture of research at CEPT University.
Prior to that, he has been associated with The Hindu as Senior Deputy Editor while serving as Adjunct faculty at Asian College of Journalism, and at the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, both in Chennai. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor at Anna University, Chennai for ten years. He has also been a practicing architect for eight years. He is an active member of various institutional bodies, contributing to the development of new academic programs and introducing new courses.
Dr. Srivathsan holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) along with a Master’s degree in Urban Design, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.