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Faculty Resources

Rupinder Singh, Professor and Principal

Rupinder Singh’s education is from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University. He has taught and researched on four different continents and has held such prestigious scholarships as Ford and DAAD among others. Professor Singh is also the author of two books and numerous refereed journal as well as extensive professional experience with some of the foremost architects including B. V. Doshi as well his own personal work. He is an accomplished urbanist and has lectured extensively.


Dhaval Chauhan, Associate Professor

Dhaval Chauhan has a post graduate degree in architecture with a concentration in urban design from the University of Texas at Austin. Before moving back to India he also worked in the USA for almost three years. He did his undergraduate from Center for Envrionmental Planning and Technology at Ahmedabad.
Dhaval has extensive field experience working in various offices with diverse perspectives. He has also worked with Christopher Beninger in Pune for a short period of time. He brings with him immense practical knowledge due to his work in the field of architecture.
His interests lie in exploration of design as an experiential tool and as a means for social change.


Priyanka Patel, Assistant Professor

Priyanka Patel has done her undergraduate degree in architecture from Arvind Patel Institute of Environmental Design at Vallabh Vidya nagar. Before that she did her diploma in architecture from Government Girls Polytechnic at Ahmedabad.
She has studied and researched illusionism in architecture created through scale and proportion in Italian Renaissance architecture. Andrea Pozzo’s work has influenced her thesis a great deal. She teaches technical drawing, basic design and humanities at the school. She has worked with various practices during her career. She brings considerable understanding to the college due to her experience and knowledge.


Aashka Shah, Assistant Professor

Aashka Shah completed her undergraduate degree in architecture from Arvind Patel Institute of Environmental Design at Vallabh Vidya nagar after her diploma in architecture form Government Girls Polytechnic at Ahmedabad. She had been teaching at Parul Institute of Engineering and Technology at Baroda before she joined SAL School of Architecture. She has practical experience of working on varied projects throughout her career. She has interests in building construction and the religious architecture of the India subcontinent. She teaches technical drawing, basic design and humanities at SAL School of Architecture.


Knowledgeable and friendly Faculty and Staff

SAL School of Architecture offers students, lectures and staffs an intellectually stimulating studying and working environment. The school has an extremely qualified and committed faculty. Faculty member sees themselves as mentors. All our faculty members have exclusive degrees in their respective fields and most of them are practicing professionals. The rule of each every faculty is to support individual learners in their exploration and in the capacity building quest.