Qualification: Ph.D from Pune University (2019), Master of General architecture, BNCA, Pune (2007) and Bachelors of architecture, BKPS, Pune (1988)
Designation: Principal (BSOA)
Lab: Thinking lab Construction lab Design lab
Involvement: Core team Member
Areas of expertise: Environment designing, Quality management, educator and Author of numerous articles on the practice of environment design and environment management.
Teaching profile (subjects): The introduction to architecture, contemporary architecture, Elective (Environment), Thesis.
Dr. Poorva Ujwal Keskar is an architect, environment designer, quality manager, educator and author of numerous articles on the practice of environment design and environment management.
She is the Director at VK:e environmental, a consultancy firm with a mandate to consult on energy conservation, green buildings and environmental planning.
Her practice has won the HUDCO national award for outstanding green rated office building and the AESA award for her LEED project for skf bearings in the year 2015.
She serves as a member on various boards and committees at national and local level in the areas of energy efficient buildings, green buildings and sustainable urban planning. Dr. Poorva is an empanelled expert with bureau of energy efficiency, ministry of power, has served as a member of GRIHA technical advisory committee and is the co-chair of IGBC Pune chapter.
With a view to contribute towards urban sustainable development, she along with likeminded professionals formed an NGO “sustainability initiatives”. The NGO works with a three pronged objective of advocacy, awareness and training and research in the field of urban sustainability.
Dr. Poorva headed the department for environmental planning and architecture at Dr. B.n. college of architecture, till June 2012. Currently she heads the brick school of architecture at Pune. She spearheaded the structuring of syllabus for master’s program in environment architecture; Pune university. She was the team member for structuring “computer aided interior design program” at mksss, BNCA.
She has delivered expert lectures at Mejan arc university, Sweden, IIT powai, cept, Ahmedabad, Rachana sansad Mumbai and many architecture colleges in Maharashtra, on architecture, energy conservation in buildings and environment planning.
Dr. Poorva was given citation and recognition for her contribution to academics and profession by Indian Institute of Architects in the year 2015.