The rapid economic growth in India has created an urgent need to address the issues related to urbanization and development. Built Environment is the field that integrates and combines different aspects of development, both tangible and intangible, through physical manifestation and helps in creating a better society and living environment. The disciplines of Architecture, and planning itself go beyond functional aspects of design and buildings, and helps in creating vibrant environment thereby enhancing the quality of life of the people and the overall aesthetics of the place. It is this field that encompasses various aspects like urban design; land utilization, energy conservation, sustainability ecology, landscape, conservation, affordable houses, infrastructure and public transport etc. at both micro and macro level.
Founded in 2014 and led by Prof Utpal Sharma, Institute of Architecture is the latest addition to Nirma University.