Pankaj Modi, Conservation Architect
Co-founder-Director (Lead: Conservation Projects)
Pankaj completed his Masters in Architectural Conservation from
the prestigious School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
in 2000 within a couple of years of his Bachelors degree in
Architecture from RV School of Architecture, Bengaluru (1997).
He then co-founded Adhaar - centre for conservation, which
worked extensively with the Archaeological Survey of India, the
premier government agency in the conservation sector in India
for over a decade.
Currently he is the technical project
co-ordinator for INTACH Bangalore and South Zone Representative
for ICOMOS India.
Pankaj has a particular interest in
Documentation as an aid to understanding and interpreting
historic sites with research interest in Site Management. He and
Krupa work well together as they share common interests - belief
in an integrated inclusive community oriented approach to
conservation and engaging communities in the conservation
In 2007, his project on Brig Annexe Hill at
Bangalore Club in Bangalore was awarded the Critics Choice Award
for 'Strive towards Architectural Conservation'.
He is Visiting Faculty at RV and BMS Schools
of Architecture and Adhiyamaan College-Department of
Architecture, where he teaches the Urban Conservation course for
post graduate students.
As research scholar, he worked with Prof Jagadish of Indian
Institute of Science on a study of domes and vaults of South
India which was published as a monograph. In 2004, he undertook
a specialised internship on Wood Conservation at Oslo, Norway
through an ICCROM fellowship.
He is registered with Council of Architecture, India.