ISOLA Honours and Awards 2017 ANNOUNCED!!

The ISOLA Awards Jury for the ISOLA Honours and Awards 2017 was held in Pune on 3rd Feb 2018.

The number of valid entries received for the awards in each category is as follows:

ISOLA Gold Medal – One entry

ISOLA Landmark Award –  03 entries

ISOLA General Design Award – 07 entries

ISOLA Unbuilt Designs Award – 14 entries

ISOLA Students Award – 08 entries


The results as awarded by the jury are:



No award was given in this category
No commendation was given in this category either.

Following two projects have been awarded ISOLA General Design Award:

GD 170003 BOBBY SUJANSINGANI (S-1/F 2003) &


Following project has been awarded ISOLA Unbuilt Design Award:



Following two projects have been awarded the Prabhakar Bhagwat Student Award:



Following project has been awarded SPECIAL MENTION in this category:


The awards will be presented at the upcoming ISOLA Annual General body Meeting in Ahmedabad in Aug/Sept 2018.
The award winners shall be individually contacted with further details.



ISOLA Delhi Ncr 1st Idea Design Competition 2017

Extended Last Date of Submission of Entries : February 5, 2018

For more details check the ISOLA Delhi Chapter page or CLICK HERE


Walk Series Spring 2018

ISOLA  Delhi NCR Chapter warmly invites all members to it’s Walk Series for the spring of 2018. 

3rd February, 2018
Red Fort Walk led by Dr. Priyaleen Singh

24th February, 2018
Aravalli Bio Diversity Park led by Vijay Dhasmana

17th February, 2018
Sundar Nursery Walk led by Ratish Nanda with Padmavati Dwivedi


ISOLA Public Lecture 1


on February 2nd, 2018 (Friday) from 5.30-8.30 pm
at BNCA, Pune

This is the first in a series of ISOLA Outreach lectures and professional interactions that will bring together ISOLA members, the landscape fraternity and allied professionals from across the region along with the ISOLA Executive Council.This event will include presentations by Maharashtra chapter members.


TTP (Teachers' Training Program)

TTP (Teachers’ Training Program)

Council of Architecture Training & Research Centre (COA-TRC), Pune the academic wing of Council of Architecture, New Delhi, is holding Training Program, for architects and teachers in schools of architecture, as under:

“Sustainable Campus Planning and Landscape Design”

Coordinated by
Prof. Swati Sahasrabudhe,
Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women, Pune

In Collaboration with
ISOLA ( Indian Society of Landscape Architects)

Hosted by
BNCA ( Dr. B.N.College of Architecture for Women, MKSSS, Pune)

from 12th February to 16th February, 2018

Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women, Pune, Maharashtra

Last date for registration: 05th February, 2018

ISOLA Coordinator:
Dr. Abhijit Natu, Member, ISOLA- Education Board

Local Coordinator:
Prof. Neeraja Hingane; E-mail:; Mo: (+91) 9850156070

For more Information check out the links below..

Poster — Sustainable Campus Planning & Landscape Design

Program Schedule – Tentative

Application Form


SD Vaidya Lecture Series - 2017

ISOLA Mumbai Chapter announces “FRAGILE LANDSCAPES Metamorphosis of our Green Mosaics”

5th S.D.Vaidya Memorial Lecture Series
By ISOLA Mumbai Chapter
On: 1:30 pm on Saturday, 6th of January 2018

At: Noshir Talati Auditorium, Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Prabhadevi, Mumbai

This is the fifth cycle of the S.D.Vaidya Memorial Lecture series instituted by ISOLA Mumbai (Indian Society of Landscape Architects, Mumbai Chapter).

Registration for the lecture via this short link :


Awards 2017: Call For Entries DATE EXTENDED

Due to the volume of last-minute response to the award registration, the last date for receiving registration for the 2018 ISOLA Awards has been extended by another 10 days.

Please do ensure your membership is up-to-date, the award submission, and payment following verification is done on time.

Revised Dates for the ISOLA Awards 2017 are as follows

27 Nov 2017 ( Mon) Last Date for Receiving Registrations
30 Nov 2017 (Thu) Last Date for Receiving Payments
04 Dec 2017 (Mon) Start Date for Uploading Awards Submission
05 Jan 2018 (Fri) Last Date for receiving Entries for All Awards


ISOLA Delhi Ncr 1st Idea Design Competition 2017

ISOLA Delhi Chapter is happy to announce its first IDEA DESIGN COMPETITION for students and graduate Isola members on a live site in collaboration with Delhi Development Authority , supported by Mosaico Corporation. 

The competition invites students to put forth their interpretations for the landscape design of an upcoming Transit Hub in Sector 9, Dwarka, Delhi. It is an attempt to understand how landscape design can help reclaim this city for people and how one can look at transit spaces beyond their role as movement corridors.

The challenge for participants is to re-examine this fragmented urban landscape and consider it instead as a resource, bringing creative and open interpretations to it so that it becomes a nodal hub, a destination for its users and visitors. We invite teams to share their vision for how such public spaces can be more strongly linked (both physically and in the perceptions of the users) with their neighboring communities and their existing natural and cultural resources.


October 14, 2017: Competition announced on ISOLA website
November 30, 2017: Last date for competition related enquiries
December 7, 2017: Clarifications on ISOLA website
February 5, 2018: Extended Last Date of Submission of Entries
Date of Jury– To be announced soon
Announcement of Results– To be announced soon


TOD- Role of Landscape in Shaping the New Urbanism

Date: 7 October, 2017
At: New Delhi
By: ISOLA Delhi NCR Chapter

 ISOLA Delhi Chapter is organising a Seminar on Transport Oriented Development (TOD) and the Role of Landscape Architecture in Shaping the New Urbanism and the creation of resilient cities on the 7th of October this year.

Transportation corridors and facilities are major components of the nation’s landscape and public realm. The alignment, scale, and character of our thoroughfares play an integral role in determining urban form, development patterns, and importantly, also what we call a sense of place.

In particular, we wish to explore how integrating comprehensive transportation planning with natural systems analysis and land use planning is essential for creating liveable communities in sustainable environments.  In Delhi, over the years, ever-expanding suburban fringe development and flyover building that entrenches and intensifies car-dependency has meant an ever-growing percentage of city areas are being set aside to build roads.  This has resulted in the deterioration in city character, environment and liveability.

Does the answer lie in TOD and the New Urbanism it champions? This is an idea that has captured the imagination of many, in particular the city planners’ community as an important comprehensive tool for a more sustainable urban life.

Urbanism or Landscape Urbanism: which will serve our cities better? We do hope to get answers to some of these and other related issues through the presentations and panel discussions being planned for the event. We also hope to examine the potential for Indian cities to develop visions for transit-oriented futures in a democratic framework in terms of both design quality and resilience.    The quality of urbanity created or enhanced by design intervention and the socio-spatial resilience embodied in high levels of urban amenity are also vital to consider in any TOD.


Walking Among The Vines

Walking Among The Vines

Watching Trees Grow: A Field Visit To Museum and Zoo

On: Saturday, 23 September, 2017,

Time: 10 am to 12:30pm

Organised By ISOLA Kerala Chapter

For More Details CLICK HERE


Serenity Library & Botanical Garden Visit

Date: September 23, 2017
At: Gandhinagar, Gujarat
By: ISOLA Gujarat Chapter

Gujarat ISOLA Chapter has organised a tree walk at The Serenity Library & Botanical Garden on 23rd September, 2017. Serenity tree library is spread over 40,000 sq.m at in Koteshwar village, Gandhinagar. It has collection of 800 species of indigenous & exotic plants. It is also home for more than 100 .species of birds and butterflies. The purpose of the visit is to spread awareness regarding our natural heritage.

The tree walk is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. For registration, email ISOLA Gujarat Chapter at


12th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date August 19, 2017
Location Ahmedabad

The Executive Council of ISOLA would like to remind all members that the 12th AGM of the Indian Society of Landscape Architects will be held on Saturday, the 19th of August 2017 at the Hall, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gandhinagar – 382355 between 10.00am to 4.30pm.

The AGM will be followed by a short event ‘Greening Cities’.

‘Greening Cities’ brings together on one platform, a former Toyota automobile engineer, an architect and CEPT students of landscape architecture to showcase their individual contributions through creativity and experimentation.

The AGM includes an Open House Discussion on understanding how ISOLA participation can help its members, students and society at large. We look forward to all your suggestions, opinions, comments and contributions!


Chapter Elections


Chapter elections for Bangalore and Mumbai chapter were also held earlier this summer for the 2017-19 term. ISOLA welcomes the newly elected Committees (2017-19) and Office Bearers.

Bangalore Chapter Managing Committee (2017-19)

Honorary Chairperson Nina Chandavarkar
Honorary Secretary Varna Shashidhar
Honorary Treasurer Prashanta Bhat
EC Members Dhileep Kumara Raja Govindan
Preetanshi Singh

Mumbai Chapter

Honorary Chairperson Anju Kapoor Bareja
Honorary Secretary Devayani Upasani
Honorary Treasurer Tanima Shrivastava
EC Members Bhakti Thakoor
Shilpa Chandawarkar

Elections for Delhi NCR Chapter, Kerala and Gujarat Chapter for the 2018-20 term will be held next year.


New ISOLA Executive Council (2017-19)

The 2015-17 Executive Council handed over charge to the new EC at the meeting held in Ahmedabad on Saturday, the 20th of May 2017, following an election process. This was a first online ISOLA election.

The new Executive Council (2017-19) comprises of:

Ms Sujata Kohli Honorary President
Ms Sridevi Rao Honorary Vice President
Mr Jitendra Pawgi Honorary Treasurer
Ms Nidhi Madan Honorary Secretary
Mr Rohit Marol Past President
Mr Avadhoot Kumthekar Chapter Coordinator
Ms Swati Sahasrabudhe Education Board Convenor
Mr Shravana Reddy Media, Website And Outreach
Mr Dwaipayan Bhattacharya Associate Member
Mr Asok Kumar Associate Member
Ms Maithily Velangi Co-Opted Member


A big thank you to the Outgoing Executive Council (2015-17)

Mr Rohit Marol Honorary President
Mr Ashish Patankar Honorary Vice President
Ms Neelima Soni Honorary Treasurer
Ms Shilpa Chandawarkar Honorary Secretary
Mr Sachin Jain Past President
Mr Manguesh Prabhugaonker Fellow Member
Ms Nupur Prothi Khanna Fellow Member
Mr Sreejith S Associate Member
Mr Harsh Goel Associate Member
Ms Nidhi Madan Co-Opted Member


ISOLA Workshop with IGBC on Green Landscape Ratings

As a follow up to the IGBC Conference on Green Landscape Ratings held in November 2016, ISOLA, IGBC hosted a one day workshop with ISOLA members at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi to deliberate on its Green Landscape Rating systems. The session was an opportunity for IGBC and ISOLA members to discuss and deliberate on the process and requirement of the existing ratings and revise them accordingly. IGBC is in the process of compilation of all suggestions, views and approaches to enhance the rating system.


Remembering Prof Shaheer

This year end, ISOLA (Indian Society of Landscape Architects) Delhi Chapter is paying a tribute to Professor M. Shaheer through 2 events at his cherished project sites.

Following the event at the Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, Delhi, we are pleased to announce the second event, a visit to the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden, at Khurd Bilaspur, Off NH-8, Near Manesar, Haryana on Saturday, 17th of December, 2016.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to understand the philosophy of Buddhism as applied in the Garden which has been designed by Professor Shaheer.
Travel to the venue will be by Bus. This excursion (8am-5pm) will have the following:

• Short talk on the Garden and its philosophy, presented by Suneet Mohindru & Kavita Jain

• Walks around the main areas of the garden.

• Opportunities to explore the agrarian landscapes.

• Informal sketching session guided by Mahafuj Ali.

• Tea, Packed lunch

Participation is by registration only. Invite is open to all ISOLA members, their families and select invitees (Max 3 invitees per member) and to students of M.L.Arch
Participation cost is Rs. 1200/- ( Rs 600/- children and M.LArch students) . Details attached below.

Please do RSVP to confirm your attendance mentioning the names of your guests via email to rsvpevents.isoladelhichapte giving the details of payment as outlined.

Contact persons: Sujata Hingorani & Nidhi Madan

Join us on this trip. Explore this beautiful garden and understand how it reflects the spiritual philosophy of Buddhism.

Registration is by first come first serve basis. Hurry! 7 more days to go and Only 15 seats left!!!
We are going to share the bus route very soon to participants who have already registered.


Remembering Prof Shaheer

Professor Mohammad Shaheer left behind an enormous legacy for the landscape profession in India; his huge body of work will always exemplify the very best in landscape design, his writings are enduring and his inheritance continues through the many students taught by him.

This November and December, ISOLA (Indian Society of Landscape Architects) Delhi Chapter is paying a tribute to Professor M.Shaheer through a series of events at his cherished project sites.

REMEMBERING PROF.SHAHEER: A tribute is the first event at the Sanskriti Kala Kendra, Anandgram, New Delhi.

The event will begin with a talk by Dr. Priyaleen Singh on “Culture, Tradition, and Contemporary Indian Landscape Design: Mohammad Shaheer” at Sanskriti Kendra Auditorium.

This will be followed by a Walk around Sanskriti Kendra followed by a short visual presentation on Professor Shaheer.

Please do RSVP to confirm your attendance via email to


Conference Registration

Registrations for the 12th ISOLA Annual Conference 2017 “CHANGING CLIMATES: EVOLVING LANDSCAPES” at Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa on January 21st (Friday) & 22nd (Saturday), 2016

Early Bird Registration opens on October 4th, 2016!

Click Here

For further information on the conference, visit us at:
Twitter: @isolaconference

See you in Goa!


Delhi Chapter Walk Series

The Delhi Chapter Walk Series 2016-17 (the third series) has begun with its first walk on October 1st, 2016, Saturday at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park to catch up with its nascent flora currently in bloom, with returningwalk leader, environmentalist Vijay Dhasmana.

The next walk is scheduled for November and the series will continue through March 2017.