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Srinivasan, Badrinarayanan



  • Badrinarayanan Srinivasan (Badri) graduated as an architect in 1982 and worked in the design industry for 12 years before setting up a multi-disciplinary design practice in 1994. In the span of 20 years, he executed many architecture, interior, graphics, products, and exhibitions. He has been involved with academics for over 4 decades and has taught as visiting faculty at TVB School of Habitat Studies, SPA, Jamia, Guru Gobind Singh University, and UPES Dehradun. The subject of his doctoral research was architectural education in India, focusing on design studio pedagogy based on learner-centric paradigms. He taught at Pearl Academy from 2010 to 2021 in the Interior Architecture department, where he took the lead in curriculum design, development, and conducting interdisciplinary design workshops. He has been actively involved in conducting training workshops in design pedagogy at Pearl Academy, and other design institutes. Badri has many publications to his credit and has been a national level jury member for IIID (Indian Institute of Interior Designers). He is on the jury panels, PhD review panels, and board of studies in many architecture and design institutes. His approach to design education (as in his practice) is “broad spectrum” and trans-disciplinary. A keen student of Buddhism, he likes to ponder and write about the critical connections between theory and practice, arts and sciences, philosophy and the everyday. His interests include Indian classical music, craft, and cultivating and maintaining a “Beginners Mind”.

teaching overview

  • Architecture and Environmental Design for Holistic well-being, Phenomenology of Objects, Spaces and Places, Indigenous, Traditional Forms of Architecture and Craft, Inter-dependence of Systems and Meanings in Spatial Layering, Design Process, Design Pedagogy, Psychology of Perception, Cognition and Knowing, Learner-centric Curriculum Design and Delivery.

full name

  • Badrinarayanan Srinivasan

primary email

  • badrinarayanan.srinivasan[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in