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WAC announces Shubhayan Modak as WAC's India Reporter

India Architecture News - May 23, 2019 - 00:41   5860 views

WAC announces Shubhayan Modak as WAC's India Reporter

Shubhayan Modak - India

Since May 22, 2019

Shubhayan Modak has been appointed as India's Country Reporter, as part of the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Shubhayan M is a graduate architect from the Department of Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, IIEST Shibpur. Currently working as an architect and a freelance architectural correspondent in Kolkata, he is passionate about visiting places and exploring the local rituals, cultures, traditions, and people. He believes that buildings evolve hand in hand over time with its users, and perspectives and cultures take the physical shape of architecture. Words are the best means to design for him; every statement is an idea designed, something as strong as a building that won’t fade. Each day, he wakes up, wanting to see the world. And the more he sees, the more he learns, be it architecture, lifestyles or life.

He is the co-founder and managing editor of Sthapatya, the only platform in the world that discusses design and architecture in Bengali with the aims to raise design awareness amongst the common populace by using a colloquial language of expression.

His undergraduate architecture thesis drew deep praise from audience and bureaucrats as he chose to take up the long drawn Siachen Glacier conflict and designed an international remote research facility as a means of bringing back peace. Siachen High Altitude Research Facility, Siari aims to replace the military presence atop the Glacier with a scientific one. This project was handed over to his Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranav Mukherjee during his visit to his campus on the 19th of May, 2017 by Dr. Ajoy Kr. Roy, Director, IIEST Shibpur.

He was recently awarded the A3F Architectural Journalism Award '17 by the A3F Foundation in Chandigarh in November 2017 for his constant efforts to promote the field of design literature in India.

He has been awarded with Writing Architecture Trophy ’17 in the 61st NASA Convention in Jaipur.

In the past, he has served as the convener and editor-in-chief of the Indian Arch '16, the annual journal of National Association of Students of Architecture, India and has been the student editor of Indian Institute of Architects West Bengal chapter.

You can follow Shubhayan on Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you also want to be part of our volunteer reporters and become "the voice of your country on WAC while being the face of WAC in your country", please send your motivation message and your CV to [email protected]. We also accept more than one reporter by country.

Top image courtesy of Shubhayan Modak