Vimal Jain Foundation

Modeled on the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass conducted annually in Sydney, The Bangalore Workshop focuses on the processes of observation and documentation as the necessary precursors to speculation. 

The workshop is conducted by two of the Masterclass tutors, Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury, both accomplished teachers, practitioners and Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal recipients, and the Sri Lankan architect, Madhura Prematilleke. British architect, Niall McLaughlin, will join the Workshop on the last two days for the final reviews and lectures.

For the 2018 workshop, participants will be invited to study the edges of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and suggest ways in which to negotiate the chaotic urban environment on the street with the serene quality of the campus. The aim is to attempt a bridge both physically (through architectural and programmatic ideas) and metaphorically between these two contrasting conditions. Though known internationally as a premier academic institution, IIMB is isolated from its immediate context and offers no opportunity for a dialogue. . 

The exercise will introduce participants to methods of observation and documentation, the importance of history and precedent, and the selection of site and formal strategies as a process of discovery and invention.

Conducted over 7 days, the participants stay and work on the IIM Bangalore campus. Apart from the workshop daily events include lectures, music performances and discussions. 

Also included is a day trip to a local historic site, accommodation and food for the duration of the workshop. 30 participants will work in 5 groups of 6 each (3 architects and 3 students). 


  • Architects/Faculty Rs.40,000
  • Students Rs.20,000

Along with the application form please send a Portfolio (in PDF format and not more than 5MB) and a Statement of Purpose to [email protected] by the 17th of February, 2018. 

Selected participants will be informed by the 24th of February.