Architect, Writer & Educationist, Pune
Narendra Dengle, is a practicing architect, writer, and educationist. Initially he worked with Kanvinde & Rai in New Delhi. He cofounded ‘THE GRÜP’ in New Delhi (1974-87), was Resident Director of SEMAC pvt ltd a joint venture firm in the Sultanate of Oman (1983-87). He is the Principal in Narendra Dengle & Associates, Architects, Pune (1987- ). His works have evolved around cultural, contextual and aesthetic issues and featured in journals in India, France, Italy, South Africa, Dubai the UAE, and China. His projects were part of Festival of India Exhibition (Paris 1987) and the State of Architecture (Mumbai 2016). His awards include HUDCO low cost housing in 1975 and the first prize and project for Archaeological Museum in Srinagar in 2000. He has taught at the SPA New Delhi (1974-80), lectured at universities in India, US and Taiwan and Japan. He was the Chair of Design at KRVIA (2006-11) Mumbai, the Academic Chair at GCOA, Goa (2012- 2014) and is the Academic Chair at PVPCOA Pune (2015- ). He was member, the Charles Correa Gold Medal Committee (2005-’16), and Heritage Committees for Pune, Mahabaleshwar, Pachgani, Wai & Satara. He was member, INTACH’s national advisory committee, for architectural heritage (2012-’17) and the CAA’s Revalidation Committee for Commonwealth Countries since 2006. He is on the faculty at the Building Beauty Program at Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy, and Co-Chair of the Asian Board. His books include Jhoroka (Marathi, 2007), ‘The Discovery of Architecture: a contemporary treatise on ancient values and indigenous reality’ written jointly with M N Ashish Ganju, (GREHA, 2013) and ‘Dialogues with Indian Master Architects’, (MARG, 2015), and ‘Cause Gaitonde’ awaiting publication. Solo exhibitions of his drawings, and architectural projects were held at Pune, Mumbai, and Nagpur. He was honoured on the Teacher’s Day by the IIA Pune (2015), and with Life Time Achievement Award by the IFJ, Mumbai (2019). He has made films on Architectural Appreciation.