CAAD – Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design
CAAD – Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design is one of the very few STAND-ALONE ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTION in India imparting B.Arch degree in a state of the art facility designed exclusively for architecture education
CAAD is approved by the Council of Architecture (TN66) New Delhi and affiliated to Anna University (Counselling Code – 1152), Chennai – one of the oldest and renowned technical institutions in India.
Location and Connectivity
CAAD is strategically located on the Chennai – Tirupathi Highway near Periyapalayam amman temple, Chennai. It is well connected to all parts of Chennai by a fleet of A/C buses. It is also well connected to Tirupati and Nellore
The college is located on the main road. Several bus routes from Chennai and mofussil buses towards Uthukottai and Thirupathi also stop at the college main gate.
Why CAAD – Unique learning opportunity – International Exposure
CAAD is the only college that offers International exposure to students every year even during their B.Arch studies making them globally competent professionals. MOU’s are signed with International Universities for student and faculty exchange programmes
Specialised annual student training programmes at their respective foreign campuses. These exposures make the learning experience at CAAD international in every sense and make the students as global professionals once they graduate from CAAD.
2016 – CAAD Alfa International Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 – CAAD SPU International Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
The institution has signed MOU with the following foreign Universities
- Lincoln University, Kuala Lampur , Malaysia
- SPU University, Bangkok, Thailand
- Alfa International College for Architecture, Kuala Lampur , Malaysia
The faculty members at CAAD are experienced and hold degrees from reputed universities in India and abroad.
Reputed practicing architects indulge in CAAD academics for review sessions on a periodic basis
Potential employers practicing in diverse disciplines of Architecture from India and abroad are called every month and engage with the students through the CAAD Lecture Series.
CAAD students are placed for internships in top architecture companies all over india
CAAD is a Standalone campus designed exclusively for Architecture Education. Every space is a unique learning environment stimulating creativity
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Well stocked multi-level Air Conditioned Library.
Air Conditioned Auditorium for lectures and events
Multi-purpose Hall for students’ works submission and events
Well-equipped workshops and lighting lab promoting hands on experience
Wi-Fi enabled Hi-tech Campus and Hostel
The corridors serve as learning avenues and are flanked by students works which serves as subjects of academic discussion and peer learning
CAAD provides Air-Conditioned bus facility from all parts of Chennai.
Travel is made comfortable to ensure a peaceful rest during commute so that the students are able to engage in productive activities as soon as they reach home.
Separate hostels for boys and girls within college campus specifically designed for architecture education. The rooms allow collaborative learning and individual learning opportunities with task-lighting
Each room is a 4-sharing facility with two luxurious attached toilets within the room
Wi-Fi Enabled Hostel for technology infused learning
A leisure lifestyle promoting a cohesive learning environment within the campus
24/7 security personnel ensuring safety of students
A/C rooms are available upon request
Nutritious food as per the choice of students’ food committee
The in-house canteen facility ensures healthy and nutritious food for students
Both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food is served in the canteen as per the menu
Convenience Store/ Reprography
CAAD has a convenience store within the college premises where the students can buy all specialised drawing material for their academic exercises
Plotters which enable large format colour printing is available for the students within college premises.
Food and beverages are also available on a cash and carry basis for students and staff
Lab Facilities and workshops
The computer Lab at CAAD is Air – Conditioned and houses state of the art PC’s and laptops to support the latest softwares for architectural renderings.
The following workshops are available with a range of equipments for student learning activities
- Lighting and Illumination Lab
- Surveying Lab
- Climatology Lab
- Model Making Workshop
- Construction and Carpentry Workshop
Leisure and Lifestyle at CAAD
CAAD fosters a work play balance where learning architecture is made as an enthralling experience. The students engage in multitude of activities within and outside the campus.
Learning architecture at CAAD is FUN.
A student lounge with indoor play facilities
Recovery rooms with attached toilet for short respites during ailments
Well lit outdoor sports facility is available for extended play activities.
Bimestrial magazine called CAAD Architecture Journal is being published for uplifting the awareness about the profession among the general public.
Students works and events at CAAD are compiled and published as CAAD Yearbook every year
Salient Features of CAAD
Standalone campus designed exclusively for Architecture Education
Unique learning environment stimulating creativity
Practical exposure at construction sites adjoining the college
Well stocked multi-level Air Conditioned Library
Extended green library at the landscaped terrace
National and International Journals
Well equipped workshop promoting hands on experience
Separate hostels for boys and girls within college campus
Wi-Fi enabled Hi-tech Campus and Hostel
Air-Conditioned bus facility from all parts of Chennai
MOU’s with International Universities for student and faculty exchange programmes
Specialised annual student training programmes at their respective foreign campuses.