In October of 2019, 25 graduate and undergraduate students from University of Virginia School of Architecture and Tulane University School of Architecture traveled to India for a 10 day research trip. The students spanned the disciplines of landscape architecture, architecture, and urban planning. The trip was coordinated by the instructors and researchers of the studios; Pankaj Vir Gupta, Inaki Alday, Maria Gonzalez Aranguren, Monisha Nasa, and Darcy Engle. During this trip, students visited two cities; New Delhi and Jaipur seeing both planned and unplanned urban fabrics. Within these cities students visited a variety of sites around the city to understand urban life in contemporary India from different perspectives. Some of these sites included Connaught Place, Shahpur Jat, Asian Games Village, Amber Fort, Darvyavati Riverfront and Sewage Treatment Complex amongst others.

In addition, students met with and presented the Jaipur Planning Department and the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr. Sachin Pilot.

See below a selection of moments from the 2019 studio research trip.

UVa and Tulane students and instructors and Haus Khas Historic Complex in Delhi

Students visiting an informal settlement in Northeastern Jaipur

Students documenting the India Habitat Center in New Delhi

Students visiting Argasen Ki Baoli in New Dehli

Students at Darvyavati Sewage Treatment Plant complex with the Jaipur Planning Authority

UVa and Tulane students and instructors meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr. Sachin Pilot