At SCSA the emphasis has always been on enabling opportunities for the students to know about the latest trends happening in the field of architecture. Towards this end the management has always been proactively providing them with platforms wherein they could get to interact with industry professionals, while also getting handson experience. A series of interesting, world-class workshops have been planned as part of Spark 2.0, which gives students the perfect forum to explore their latent talents in the field of architecture.

The workshops consisted of technical sessions, visual quiz programs, hands-on workshops and spot competitions, all of which were lapped up the enthusiastic students. The workshop series began with a session on ‘Design Build’ held on 28.08.2014, which was a constructive event about building anatomy and physical understanding of materials and structures. Students had lively interactions with the Chief Guests invited for the session which included, Dr.K.Subash, Chairman, ACCE (India), Coimbatore Centre, Dr.Harimohan Pillai, Principal Architect, Archie Studio, Coimbatore, Er.Jagadeesh Kannan, Managing Director, Architype Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore, Ar.Shanil Riyaz, Principal Architect, Wallsmith, Coimbatore, and Er.Arun Prasath, Project Manager, Indra Sistemas, Oman Branch.

The innovative presentations by the various industry experts were followed by lively deliberations which saw students make most of the opportunity to pick the brains of industry experts on matters developments in the architectural field, building materials construction strategies.

Students got detailed inputs on the happenings in the industry, something that would hold them in good stead when they actually step into their professional life.