It is quite a possible that one comes across many definitions of architecture, and ways of practicing as an architect, as there are numerous individuals and institutions in the field of Architecture viewing this profession with different perspective. Although sometimes hard to explain to your friends and family, this condition of multiplicity is what makes architecture a discipline and profession that enhances the likelihood to sustain your investment and enthusiasm, as well as society’s unforeseeable demands and desires, throughout your long career.
Profession of architecture has been in practice for time immemorable. All ancient civilizations, including India, bear the testimony of this fact through history, although not in the organised manner as we notice it in present time. In our country the profession as well as ‘Education’ of architecture, has seen a paradigm shift from ‘Fine Art’ to ‘Technology’ based profession, from the ‘leader’ of building team to a ‘co-ordinator’ for building projects. This change is still in the state of flux, however, without doubt the role of architect in building projects will always remain important and primary.
What you should expect from an institution imparting architectural education is that it provides a clear position with conviction, and prepare you for the multiple formats of practice, both current and future, that inevitably erupt in a dynamic culture of professional offices and public commission. Working alongside and directing diverse project teams in challenging situations and exotic locales, your life as an ‘architect’ will be characterized by generating seemingly endless alternatives and making deliberate choices, engaging in passionate disagreement and coming together with unexpected delight.
Here, at ‘Anand College of Architecture’ in Agra you will find tremendous opportunities to explore your skill and talent, refine them and take them to enhanced level of curiosity and creativity under the guidance of expert and experienced faculty.
I wish you a very successful studentship at this college.