Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Dr Sucharita Srirangam


BIOGRAPHY

I have built an international profile over the years through research, teaching and professional experience. My research
focus is primarily on urban design, where a synergy between space and user is understood as sustainability. I have
expertise in themes of sense of place, urban resilience, sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and smart cities. My
teaching ethos are on integrated approach to architectural design where-in process becomes a balance between a triad of
pragmatic, conceptual and theoretical explorations. My contributions consist of recommendations and effective space
planning with environmental simulation tools such as space syntax, GIS, digital twins for smart cities and urban digital
representation and BIM modeling.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Internal Lead Auditor, Taylor's University, 14/03/2013 to present
  • Chair, Organizing Committee, Think Space Conference, School of Architecture, Building and Design, 01/03/2021 to 30/11/2021
  • Member of Postgraduate Student Staff Consultative Committee (for PhD), Centre for Higher Degrees by Research, 01/08/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Member of the Student Selection Committee - undergraduate and postgraduate programs, School of Architecture, Building & Design, 01/05/2013 to 31/12/2020
  • Senior Lecturer I, School of Architecture, Building & Design Faculty of Innovation & Technology, 21/07/2010 to 31/12/2020
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • PhD In Architecture, Edinburgh College Of Art, UK, -
  • Master Of Architecture, Anna University, India, -
  • Bachelor Of Architecture, Indian Institute Of Architects, Mumbai, -
  • Diploma In Architectural Assistantship, Government Womens' Polytechnic, Chennai India, -
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Affilate Member, 2021 to 2022 (International)
  • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, (PAM) , Academic Member, 2018 to 2022 (National)
  • The Council of Architecture, New Delhi, India , Professional Member, 1998 to present (National)
  • The Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai, India, Associate member, 1997 to present (National)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Building Design (Architecture and Urbanism)
  • Urban Studies (User oriented design studies)
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Social Innovation Project, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2021)
  • Dissertation II, Master Degree, Taylor's University (12/2020)
  • ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO V , Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (12/2020)
  • INTERNSHIP TRAINING AND REPORT, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2020)
  • DISSERTATION I , Master Degree, Taylor's University (12/2020)
  • METHODS OF DOCUMENTATION AND MEASURED DRAWINGS, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2018)
  • Urban Design Studio, Master Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
2021
  • Gunasagaran, S., Mari, T. S., Kuppusamy, S., Srirangam, S., & Mohamed, M. R. (2021). Partnership of Learning Construction Through Model Making: Case Study or Designing? In Nair, P., Keppell, M. J., Lim, C. L., Mari, T., & Hassan, N. (Ed.), Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher-Learner Partnerships (pp. 285-305). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-6445-5.ch015
  • Ng. F. P. & Srirangam S., (2021), Educators’ Perspectives on Studio-based Learning (SBL): From the COVID-19 Pandemic to Future Learning, IGI Global.
2020
  • Srirangam, S., Peng N.F., Mari, T. & Gunasagaran, S. (2021), Students as Partners in Architectural Design Education: Towards the Typologies of Design. In Pradeep Nair, P., Keppell M.J., Lim C.L, Mari T. & Hassan N (Eds) Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher-Learner Partnerships, (pp. 243-266), IGI Global.
  • Mari, T., Srirangam, S. & Gunasagaran, S. (2021), Student-Faculty Partnership: Student’s Experience From the Architecture Course. In Pradeep Nair, P., Keppell M.J., Lim C.L, Mari T. & Hassan N (Eds) Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher-Learner Partnerships, (pp. 159-178), IGI Global.
2019
  • Mari, T.S, Srirangam S, Ganasakaran S (2019), Investigating Civic Responsibilities Among Architecture Undergraduates Using Service-Learning, in Salleh & Powell (Eds) The Future of Architecture Education in Malaysia, PAM
  • Gunasagaran S., Mari T.S., Srirangam S. (2019), Architecture Students’ Acceptance of Using Social Media in Fostering Community Service Learning, in Salleh & Powell (Eds), The Future of Architecture Education in Malaysia, PAM
  • Srirangam S. Peng N.F., Mari T.S., Ganasakaran, S, (2019), Typologies of Design Thinking - a Theoretical Perspective, in Salleh & Powell (Eds), The Future of Architecture Education in Malaysia, PAM
2018
  • Measured drawing: Revisit – Documenting Malaysian Heritage
2016
  • Srirangam S & Powell R, 2016, The Duality of Jalan Alor, the Great Asian Street, Great Asian Street Symposium, Singapore
Article in Journals
2019
  • Srirangam, S. & Kusumo, C, (2019), Centrality through the History - A Discussion on Space Syntax and Urban Morphology of South Klang City Centre, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Special Issue, Feb 2019, pp 1-12. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Srirangam S, Ng F.P, Mari T., Ganasakaran S (2019), Typologies of Design Thinking - the Constructive Perspectives,
2018
  • Mari T.S., Srirangam S, Ang FL, (2018), The Pedagogy of Engagement: A Study Of Architecture Students Learning Experiences (2018) In Community International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study Partnership Volume 5: Issue 2- [ISSN: 2374-1627]
2017
  • Srirangam S & Wong C, (2017) Condition, content and conflict, Architecture Malaysia, Vol 29, Issue 2.
2014
  • Srirangam S & Ng F. P., (2014) Architectonic Transformation: Building Bloc Architects, Journal of DOMA, Malaysia, (Domain, Monuments and the Arts)
2013
  • Srirangam S & Foong Peng, N., (2013). “Transformations: Critical writing on Practice”, Design + Architecture [d+a], Aug 2013, Issue 075, 56-60.
Article in Proceeding
2020
  • Srirangam, S, Mari T. & Gunasakaran S (2020), Sustaining the Humanities – Syntax of the East, the context of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The 1st International Conference on Smart Community Development in the Asia Pacific (iSCAP2020), Conference Proceedings, pp 112-119.
2019
  • Srirangam, S., Ng, V., Mari, T.S. & Gunasagaran, G. (2019) Typologies of Design Thinking: The learner-led perspectives, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 636 (2019) 011003, IOP Publishing doi:10.1088/1757-899X/636/1/011003 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Gunasakara S., Mari TS, Srirangam S (2019), Adoption of Social Media by Architecture Students in Fostering Community Service Initiative using Technology Acceptance Model, ICACE 2019, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 636, conference 1 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Mari T.S., Srirangam S, Ganasakaran S (2019), Graduate Work Readiness: The Gap Between Learning and Employability, ICACE Conference, June 2019, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 636, conference 1, Scopus (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2018
  • Mari T.S., Srirangam S, N FP, (2018), The Pedagogy of Engagement: A Study Of Architecture Students Learning Experiences (2018) In Community International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study Partnership Volume 5: Issue 2- [ISSN: 2374-1627] (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2017
  • Chattun H & Srirangam S, 2017, Co-working Spaces for Young Entrepreneurs, Urban Planning and Property Development Conference, Singapore
2016
  • Srirangam S & Powell R, 2016, The Duality of Jalan Alor, the Great Asian Street, Great Asian Street Symposium, Singapore
2012
  • Srirangam S. & Forsyth W (2012), Culture and commerce of Chennai City, VIIIth Space Syntax Symposium, Chile.
2011
  • S. Srirangam, W.T. Kan, V.F. Liew, J.J. Potter, F.P. Ng, 2011. “Research informs Design: Developing a Master of Architecture Syllabus”. Conference Proceedings of INTED. 7-9 March, Valencia, Spain
Article in Non-refereed Journals
2014
  • Srirangam, S. & Ng, V (2014), Architectonic Transformation: WHBC Architects, Architecture Malaysia, Vol. 24, Issue 5, 72-79.
Digital Media
2019
  • Taylor's University, Architectural Design Studio V, https://issuu.com/we.printbysabd/docs/adsi_issuu
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Integrated Model for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Community Resilience, Project Leader, 2021 to 2024 (National)
  • A socio-spatial framework for sustainable living environment of temporary urban migrant settlements in Malaysia , Co-researcher, 2021 to 2024 (National)
  • Graduate readiness: The gap between learning and employability, Co-researcher, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Typologies of Design Thinking, Project Leader, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Typologies of design thinking: A learner centered approach, Project Leader, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Rejuvenating forgotten waterfront settlements in Malaysia, with specific reference to the Royal Town of Klang, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2021 (Taylor's University)
  • Rejuvenating Forgotten Waterfront Settlements in Malaysia, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • Socio-spatial sustainability of the city of Kuala Lumpur, Principle Investigator, Project Leader, 2011 to 2014 (Taylor's University)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
ONGOING
  • LIM ENG LYE  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • LAI PUI YIN  (Main Supervisor)
  • NINA YOUNESZADE  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • HESAM EFTEKHARI  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • HAFSA IMTIAZ  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • ZHU XIONGBIN  (Main Supervisor)
  • CHEN WEILING  (Main Supervisor)
  • WILSON LEONG GIN SHENG  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Shifting Paradigms of Sustainability by Space, Think Space Conference, 23/11/2021 to 24/11/2021, Taylor's University (International)
  • Chair of Parallel Session, Taylor's Teaching and Learning Conference, 2018, 22/09/2018 to 22/08/2019, Taylor's University, Malaysia (International)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • The New Normal: Conceptualizing a Design Implementation Model for Architecture Design Studio, 1ST INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE, 26/10/2021 to 27/10/2021, LEMBAGA ARKITEK MALAYSIA (International)
  • Educators Perspectives on Studio-based Learning (SBL): From the COVID-19 pandemic to Future Learning, TAYLOR'S 13TH TEACHING AND LEARNING e-CONFERENCE (CONFERENCE), 14/10/2020 to 16/10/2020, Taylor's University (International)
  • Typologies of Design Thinking - the Constructive Perspective (ISI Web of Science Publication), 2nd PAM International Architectural Education Conference, 01/08/2019 to 01/08/2019, PAM & IUKL Malaysia (International)
  • Socio-spatial Sustainability The Dialectic of the city of Kuala Lumpur, 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (ICSDG2019) , 30/07/2019 to 31/07/2019, USM, CGSS, and SEASN (International)
  • Vertical Public Realm The Application of Urban Theories in Creating Public Domain in High-Rise Buildings, 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (ICSDG2019) , 30/07/2019 to 31/07/2019, USM, CGSS, and SEASN (International)
  • Typologies of Design Thinking: a learner-led perspective, ICACE, 01/07/2019 (National)
  • Typologies of Design Thinking - the Learner-led Perspectives, 3rd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2019), 26/06/2019 to 27/08/2019, ICACE (International)
  • Typologies of Design Thinking : A theoretical perspective , PAM International Architecture Education Conference, 07/08/2018 to 07/08/2018, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) (International)
  • Centrality through the History - A Discussion on Space Syntax and Urban Morphology , The 10th Eureca 2018 Conference Taylor's University, 27/06/2018 to 27/06/2018, Taylor's Engineering School Taylor's University (International)
  • Research informs Design: Developing a Master of Architecture Syllabus, INTED2011 International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 07/03/2011 to 09/03/2011, IATED (International)
  • The phenomenon of contemporary developments of commercialization associating with the temples of Chennai, India, ARCASIA Forum 12, 01/12/2003 to 05/12/2003, Institute of Architects, Bangladesh (International)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Architecture in Context: Sense of Place in the East, Studioplus Talks at School of Arts and Humanities, University of Huddersfield, UK, 05/10/2021 to 05/10/2021, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Huddersfield, UK (International)
  • Architecture in Context: Sense of Place in the East, Guest talk at School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Plymouth, UK, 01/10/2021 to 01/10/2021, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Plymouth, UK  (International)
  • Architecture in the Context, Webinar Talk Series of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, 03/12/2020 to 03/12/2020, Thiagarajar College of Engineering (International)
  • Architecture for Placemaking, for the Theme of Enhancing Graduate Capabilities: Learning From The Pandemic Experience, TAYLOR'S 13TH TEACHING AND LEARNING e-CONFERENCE, 14/10/2020 to 16/10/2020, Taylor's University (International)
  • Sustaining the Humanities Syntax of the East The context of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , The 1st International Conference on Smart Community Development in the Asia Pacific (iSCAP2020) , 20/02/2020 to 21/02/2020, Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University (International)
  • Global city the context of Chennai, Jones Lang LaSalle , 05/07/2006 to 07/07/2006, Jones Lang LaSalle (International)
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
(Project Name),(Community Name),(Duration),(Role)
  • Master Thesis Exhibition, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, 19/08/2019 to 19/08/2019 (Expert Advisor)
AWARDS AND STEWARDSHIP
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • TEG Long Service Award, Services, Taylor's University, 2021 (Long Service Award for 10 years)
  • Exemplary Meritorious Academic Staff (EMAS) Award, Bronze, Education, Taylor's University, 2020 (Architecture Design Studio Coordinator)
ACADEMIC/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION
(Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Think Space Conference, Taylor's University , 2021 to 2021 (Chairman)
  • Developing Design Implementation Model, Taylor's University, 2021 to 2021 (Coordinator)
CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
  • Training on CoP for Design Studios, 27/01/2021 to 27/01/2021 (Community)
  • Guest lecture entitled 'Architecture in the Context', delivered to Thiagarajar College of Engineering through a Webinar, 03/12/2020 (International)
  • Coach for Social Innovative Project This is a project with inter-disciplinary students. We worked with the communities for resilenece on various issues such as flash-flood and post-covid response., 24/08/2020 to 27/11/2020 (National)
  • Member of the Technical Committee for the 4th International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2020), 24/02/2020 to 31/05/2020 (International)
  • Paper reviewer (preliminary phase) for the Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), Taylor's University. , 20/01/2020 to 31/05/2020 (International)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 01/01/2020 (International)
  • Design Studio Reviewer for the collaborator universities of UM, UTAR and UiTM since 2018, 01/06/2018 to 31/12/2020 (Community)
COURSE ATTENDED
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Supervisor Training for PhD, Research, 11/10/2021 to 22/10/2021 (University)
  • Sustainable Development Goals in Southeast Asia and Its Impact to Research, Research, 17/03/2021 to 17/03/2021 (International)
  • SABD Staff AR/VR Awareness Workshop, Non research, 15/03/2021 to 15/03/2021 (University)
  • FIT Sharing Session: Best Practice on Online Classroom Delivery, Non research, 03/03/2021 to 03/03/2021 (Community)
  • Teach Less Learn More: DIY Lecture Recording Workshop, Non research, 01/07/2019 to 19/07/2019 (International)
  • Can Engineers Design? Construction Design Thinking, Research, 28/02/2019 to 28/02/2019 (Community)
  • TGS7031 Research Supervisory Practices, Research, 12/04/2017 to 03/05/2017
  • Discovering the Dimensions of Learner-Centred Teaching, Research, 25/01/2017 to 25/01/2017