• Abu Talha Farooqi did his B. Arch (2006-11) and M. Arch Healthcare Architecture (2013-15) from Jamia Millia Islamia. He is a registered architect with Council of Architecture (COA) – India since 2011. Besides, he is a BEE Certified Master Trainer of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) of India.
    Since 2011, he has worked on architectural projects of different scale and typology. His involvement in those projects has been comprehensive and overarching, at times even covering the execution part; something which has helped him in holistically understanding the technical and pragmatic nuances of building projects.

    He has headed the humanities track at SSAA focused on developing critical thinking skills, reading and academic writing skills. He has served as the head of third year design studio – conceiving the design brief, translating the brief into pedagogical studio lesson plans, etching out studio process, list of deliverables and assessment rubrics as well as maintaining coordination and parity across sections. As the head of the sustainability team of SSAA, he led the Academic Curriculum Integration Project (ACIP) in collaboration with the organisation – CBalance fairconditioning.org; a pilot project aimed at integrating sustainable design into all the three principal tracks – humanities, technical sciences and studio.
    He has also designed and taught courses at masters level in Healthcare Architecture at Jamia Millia Islamia. As an ECBC Master Trainer, he has trained numerous government and state agency representatives across India towards understanding and implementing the ECBC in India.

    He has a deep interest for interdisciplinary researches and intersections of architecture with literature, poetry, society and cinema. He has conceptualized and taught elective courses on the intersections of architecture with poetry, cinema and cultural production. As an academician, he has strong beliefs in reinventing education models to equip the architecture student in responding to built environment issues and he constantly sensitizes his students about their potential and responsibility as designers towards addressing these issues and concerns.

full name

  • Abu Talha Farooqi

primary email

  • ATFarooqi[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in