*The event was held in Jaipur where students of 31 Universities of the zone participated
Jalandhar: The School of Architecture & Design (LSAD) of Lovely Professional University brought new laurels to the university by lifting coveted overall trophy at National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA)’s Zonal competition ‘Autumn Leaves Convention’ held in Jaipur. Tamara Cosovic from Serbia, the Professor in Charge of the winning team, led 52 LPU students in India’s largest architectural competition which sees maximum participation from reputed Architecture Institutions. This year students from 31 Universities of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand and Gujarat had participated, and near 1,500 student members from the zone witnessed the event. The winning LPU team will now proceed to display competitive strength at 56th Annual NASA Convention to be held in Hyderabad.
The competition had 3 major parts: Knowledge Quiz, Main design, and Art & Craft activities. In addition, abilities for sports were also seen amid seminars and workshops. LSAD won prizes for Loam (Clay Modeling competition), Space beyond Geometry (Model Making), Think Negative (Photography), Higher than the Tallest (High Structure Making), Shades of Gray (Sketching), Touched (Volleyball), Main design & Knowledge Quiz. On scoring maximum from these varied competitions, one of the top internationally reputed architects Ar. Yatin Pandya handed Overall Trophy of the Convention to LSAD. Many architecture giants also visited the event, held workshops and seminars and were a part of the Jury.
Congratulating the winners, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “Our School of Architecture & Design is one of the oldest departments of the university and hones students’ talent in all aspects of architecture. The winning of this coveted trophy by beating students from so many universities of the zone proves students’ hard-working efforts and concrete guidance from the school. I am happy to note that students have become able enough to present themselves on next levels of competition to win and shine.”
Illustrative, NASA is one of the largest communities of architectural students in Asia and has 260 colleges of the architectural community as its members. To give ample opportunity of exposure to students about latest trends and developments in the field of Architecture, NASA conducts Zonal and National Conventions every year and its activities have been divided in 06 zones. NASA facilitates exchange of ideas and skills between students under a range of trophies, and each trophy has its own specific aim for students to compete and grow.