CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFILE: Dr. OSCAR G. CONCESSAO, Architect / Urban Designer

Email: cgoscar@yahoo.com
website: www.ociarchitects.com

CURRENT PROJECTS & SPECIALIZATIONS

Architecture & Urban Design of Engineering and Medical campuses, Sustainable Green Buildings, Eco Friendly Architecture, Affordable Housing, Tsunami Housing, Central Government& State Government Buildings, Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Townships, IT Parks, Biotech Parks & Hospitals, Hotels and Resorts, Stadiums, Residential Schools, Corporate offices, Skyscrapers, High Rise Office and Residential Towers, Apartments, Luxury bungalows, Interiors for Five Star Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Software Parks and Luxury residences, Projects built in Middle East, USA, and several cities in India.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Schooling at St. Aloysius, Mangalore, Karnataka State.
  • B.Arch 1986, University of Madras, Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapalli (NIT).
  • M. Arch (Urban Design) 1987, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA, with Teaching & Research Assistantship.
  • Advanced Professional Studies 1992, Harvard University, USA, Specializing in Research Labs and Hospital Designs.
  • PhD in Modern Architecture, Malaysia, February 2008.
  • Diploma in Designing with Stone, Verona, Italy, October 2010.
  • Honorary Doctorate in Architectural Science, Universita Milano, 2014.

AWARDS: Won more than 68 International, National and State Awards for Architecture and Interior Designs.

  • Indian Creative Architectural Award 2015 - Award for Best Private Residence of the year (Raghavan House)
  • Indian Creative Architectural Award 2015 - Award for Best Leisure project of the year (Apollo Wellness Centre)
  • Indian Creative Architectural Award 2015 - Award for Best Private Residence of the year (Sare Township)
  • Won Two Archi Design Awards for the year 2014 for Residential Interiors and Shopping Mall project, March 2015, New Delhi
  • Won Society Interiors Award 2015 for Outstanding contribution to Architecture & Design at Mumbai February 2015
  • Won One ASIA Fest 2014-15 Artists in Concrete International Awards at Mumbai for Raghavan Residence (Residential - Big) Mumbai, January 2015.
  • Won One ASIA Fest 2014-15 Artists in Concrete International Awards at Mumbai for Dr. Mastan Hospital (Hospital - Big) Mumbai, January 2015.
  • Won One ASIA Fest 2014-15 Artists in Concrete International Awards at Mumbai for Indiana Restaurant (Restaurant & Bar small) Mumbai, January 2015.
  • Won One ASIA Fest 2014-15 Artists in Concrete International Awards at Mumbai for Poppys Anukula Residency (Hotel - Big) Mumbai, January 2015
  • Winner of the World Architecture Award 20+10+ X 18th Cycle for Raghavan Residence 15th January, 2015.
  • Excellence in Architecture & Design, Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing 2014 ICON Award Top Architects of India, September 27, 2014
  • Won the Distinguished Alumni Award from National Institute of Technology, NIT, Tiruchirapalli, for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations from Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India.
  • Sare Homes for SARE Crescent Parc-120 Acres Township, Chennai Awarded he Integrated Township of the Year 2014 of Southern India at Realty Plus Excellence Awards
  • Sare Township- Chennai, Chennai Real Estate Awards October 2013, Silicon India &DHFL
  • Won the National Design Competition for Hyderabad Metro Rai Viaduct Landscaping, February 2014.
  • Won Two ASIA Fest 2013-14 Artists in Concrete International Awards at Pune for Accord Hotel Puducherry and Apollo Wellness Center, Pune, February 2014.
  • Won 2 National Awards, Indian Buildings Congress, Award for Excellence in Built Environment 2013 for Accord Hotel, Puducherry, and Best Paper State of the Art Building Technology.
  • Won Two ASIA – 2012, Artists in Concrete Awards, for the Hindustan Library and ETL BPO Park
  • Won 3 National Awards, Indian Buildings Congress, Award for Excellence in Built Environment, 2012, awarded by Smt. Deepa Dasmunshi, Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, January 17, 2013
  • Rachana Award 2012, Professional of the Year - Architecture Mangalore Chamber of Commerce, November 25, 2012
  • Excellence in Public works Architecture, Construction Industry Awards 2012, Kattuman Thozhil, September 16 2012, presented by Dr. K Rosaiah, His Excellency The Governor of Tamilnadu
  • Architectural Creation of the Year Award – Runner, Awarded by the Indian Institute of Architects – Tamilnadu Chapter, April 28, 2012.
  • Won 6 National AICA Awards, Artists in Concrete Awards at Pune, 2012 for Hotel Interiors, Institutional, Cultural, and Township projects.
  • Outstanding Achiever’s Award, Indian Architecture Design Festival (IADF, 2011) September 16, 2011.
  • Rotary Vocational Service Excellence Award, by Rotary Club of Chennai Mambalam District 3230, September 2011
  • Certificate of Merit Realty Excellence Awards - South 2011 for Sare Township
  • Certificate of Merit Residential Excellence Award 2011, Crescent Park_Dewy Terraces-Residential Property of the Year
  • Citilights Meadows-Social Housing & Public Housing selected by IIA to participate at the ARCASIA 2011-2012, Vietnam.
  • Award for “Excellence in Built Environment-2009” for Citilights Meadows Apartments, Chennai, by Indian Building Congress, Awarded by Honorable Minister. Mr. S. Jaipal Reddy & Mr. Mangat Ram Singhal, 17 June 2010 , New Delhi
  • Archi Design Award 2009 Award for Best Institutional Building 2009 for Sastra Arts & Sciences, Tanjore.
  • Vanigamamani Award – 2009 Best Architects of the year 2008-2009, Awarded by Dr. Annadurai, Chandrayan Project Director August 1, 2009.
  • Award for 20th IIA-Awards 2008 for Excellence in Architecture for “Sastra Biotech Park”, Tanjore, Tamilnadu by the Indian Institute of Architects Nov 2008. Receiving Award from Architect Vinay M. Parelkar, President, the Indian Institute of Architects, on May 29th, 2009 at Town Hall, Kolkata.
  • Award for “Excellence in Built Environment-2008”for “Sastra Biotech Park”, Tanjore, Tamilnadu. Awarded by Honorable Minister Mr. S. Jaipal Reddy.
  • Chairman’s Award 2007, Archi Design Awards for Excellence in Architecture “PGP College of Engineering and Technology”, Namakkal, Tamilnadu.
  • Award for Excellence in Creative Architecture - Society Interiors, April 2006.
  • Award for “Excellence in Built Environment-2004” for Hallmark Technology Park, Chennai, by Indian Building Congress, Awarded by Honourable Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, July 2005.
  • “Architect of the Year - 2004”, by the Indian Institute of Architects Tamilnadu Chapter, May 2005 by the Honourable Chief Minister N. Rangasamy of Pondicherry.
  • Award for Excellence in Built Environment for Satyam Technology Park, Bhubaneswar, by Indian Building Congress, Awarded by His Excellency the President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, June 2004.
  • “Outstanding Architect Award” For excellence in Architectural Practice for the Year 2005, from Hindustan College of Engineering.
  • Received Citation from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, Dr. J. Jayalalithaa for Dr. Ambedkar Law University, School of Excellence in Law.-2004.
  • Received Citation from Thiru M K. Stalin for Arunai centre, Arunai Engineering College 2000.
  • Received Citation from Hon’ble Minister Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, for I T. Park at Arunai Engineering College.
  • Received Citation from Hon’ble Governor of Tamilnadu, Thiru Rammohan Rao for PGP Arts and Sciences Campus, Namakkal.
  • Honorable Mention 1987, William Van Allen Fellowship, International Design Competition, USA.
  • Honorable Mention 1991, Salem Witch Trials Tercentenary National Design Competition, USA.
  • First Prize 1994, Western Railways Project, International Design Competition, Mumbai, India.

LECTURES

  • Invited to lecture 1992, International Conference, Intelligent Buildings, Columbia, South America.
  • Invited to lecture 1996, National Seminar, Services in Multi-storey buildings, CEPT, Ahmedabad.
  • Key Note speaker for Infratech International Conference, Chennai, April 2005 on Emerging Trends in Information Technology Parks.
  • Key note speaker on Urban Design at the National Conference on Urban Spaces at Hindustan University, October 2004.
  • Key note Speaker on Design of Information Technology Parks at SRM University, May 2005.
  • Key note speaker at International Conference on Stone Technology, at Jaipur, November 2007.
  • Key note speaker at the Times of India, Real Estate Seminar on Integrated Townships, February 2008, Chennai
  • Key note speaker at the Times of India, Real Estate Seminar, Affordable Housing, December 2008, Chennai.
  • Safer Cities, National symposium – Guest of Honor Thiyagaraja College of Engineering, Architecture Department, National Symposium 11th Feb. 2009.
  • National Programme for Capacity Building of Architects in Earth Quake risk management in NPCBAERM’09 Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, Architecture Department, 19th April. 2009.
  • Speaker At The IIA West Bengal Chapter Convention 09 Dr. Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jabalpur University, Kolkata 30th & 31st may 2009.
  • Key Note Speaker, “Steel Structures in India – On a growth Spiral”, Challenges for metal buildings in residential and commercial segments. June 19-2009, Chennai.
  • Speaker at the 15th Annual Convention, Indian Building Congress, July 19, 2009, on Innovative Materials in Building Construction, New Delhi.
  • Key note speaker at International Conference on Stone Technology, at Jaipur, December 2009.
  • Speaker at the 16th Annual Convention, Indian Building Congress, June 19, 2010, Seminar on Sustainable Development & Environment Concerns, New Delhi.
  • Speaker at the Indian Buildings Congress-Mid- term Session on Technological Advances in Construction Industry April 9, 2011, Haryana.
  • Speaker at IQPC International Conference on Facades, September 2011, Mumbai.
  • Key Note Speaker February 24, 2012 at the Ranganathan Architecture College, Coimbatore, on Architecture Tomorrow.
  • Key Note Speaker and Juror at Zonal NASA at NIT Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, April 2012.
  • Speaker at the Mid Term Session of the Indian Building Congress, May 25, 2012, Kolkata, on Role of Architects in Pre Engineered Buildings.
  • Expert Panel Speaker at the Spectrum 2012, June 8, 2012, The Hilton, Chennai organized by Architect & Interiors India, on Green Architecture.
  • IGEN Design Forum 2012 Panel Speaker “Creating Future Leaders” organized by Architect & Interiors, India, June 26, 2012 at Mumbai.
  • Key Note Speaker at International Conference on Modular Co-ordination on Pre-fab Buildings at Dr. MGR University, Chennai July 27, 2012.
  • Key note speaker on Oscar & Ponni Architects projects at SRM University, on August 10 th, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker Indian Hardware Congress New Delhi, September 14, 2012.
  • Guest Speaker, Zonal NASA September 22, 2012, Ranganathan College of Architecture, Coimbatore.
  • Indian Architect Delegate, Arbitare Tempo, Verona October 23 to 25, 2012.
  • Expert Panel Speaker at the Indian National Plumbing Conference, Ahmedabad, November, 1,2,3rd 2012.
  • Speaker at the 18th Annual Convention, Indian Building Congress, January 17-19, 2013 New Delhi, Training, Skill Up gradation & Competence Development in Building Industry.
  • Speaker at the 55th NASA Convention at Sonepat, Haryana January 26, 2013.
  • Speaker at the Indian Kitchen Congress, Branding Kitchens, April 5, 2013 at Bengaluru.
  • Speaker at the Indian Buildings Congress, Mid Term Session on State of the Art Building Technology, Patna, Bihar April 28, 2013
  • Speaker at the Indian Kitchen Congress, Branding Kitchens, April 4 & 5, 2014 at Bengaluru.
  • Keynote Speaker ET EDGE, Economic Times on Smart Cities at Chandigarh, August 8, 2014.
  • Projects and Technical papers widely published in leading Architectural Journals and National newspapers.
  • Speaker at the International conference on Historic Preservation at College of Architecture & Engineering, Thiruvananthapurum, December 19, 2014.
  • Speaker at the National conference on Historic Preservation at Meenakshi College of Architecture & Engineering, Kanchipurum, January 23, 2015.
  • Speaker at National Conference on Smart cities-Transparence 2015 by Saint Gobain in Hindustan University, Chennai on 27th February 2015.
  • Speaker at the International Conference on Smart Buildings @ Pune on 22nd April.
  • Speaker at the International Conference on Smart Buildings-automation Legrand in Srinagar, May 15th, 2015.
  • Speaker at International Conference on smart cities Summit 2015 @ Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 22nd May 2015
  • Panellist Economic Times Architecture+Design ET EDGE, on Transformations, Chennai July 31, 2015
  • Speaker at the Indian Buildings Congress, 20th Annual Convention on Futuristic Planning of Smart Cities, New Delhi, September 1, 2015
  • Speaker at the ZONASA Convention, SVC College of Architecture, Coimbatore on Smart Cities & Smart Buildings, September 5, 2015

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE ABROAD

  • Worked with Emery Roth & Sons, New York City, USA, Company which designed the World Trade Center, specializing in Office Towers, Apartments, Hotels, Shopping malls.
  • Worked with Silver & Ziskind Architects, Manhattan specializing in Airports, Hospitals and Campuses.

ARCHITECTURE JURIES/UNIVERSITY EXAMINER/ EXHIBITIONS

  • B. Arch thesis external examiner for Anna University at School of Planning Architecture, Chennai June 2005.
  • B. Arch thesis external examiner for Anna University for Measi Academy of Architecture, New College, Chennai, June 2006.
  • National Level, Jury Member, Saint Gobain Transparence Design Competition, 2008.
  • Indian Architect & Builder/LEGRAND Design Directions 50 firms, India Exhibition, Chennai October 15, 2010.
  • National level, Jury Member, ArchiDesign, Competition, March, 2010.
  • National level, Jury Member, INSDAG, Student Award Competition, July, 2012.
  • National Honorary Jury Member, The Economic Times ACETECH Design Wall Team, September 1, 2012, Mumbai
  • Inside – Outside Jury for the best Product Stalls, September 8, 2012, Chennai
  • Jury at the Zonal NASA- The Street, September 21, 2012, Ranganathan College of Architecture, Coimbatore
  • Jury for the Rueban’s Trophy at the 55th Annual NASA, Sonepat, Haryana, January 26, 2013
  • National Honorary Jury Member, The Economic Times ACETECH Design Wall Team, August 30, 2013, Mumbai
  • Jury Member DESIGN WALL, ACETECH 2014 at Taj Lands Hotel, Mumbai, September 5, 2014
  • Eminent Jury Member, Design Wall, The Economic Times ACETECH 2014, September 5, 2014
  • Jury Member DESIGN WALL, ACETECH 2015 at Sahara Hotel, Mumbai, August 28, 2015

NATIONAL & STATE TECHNICAL COMMITTEES & UNIVERSITIES

  • International Roster of Architects United Nations, for UNCHS, 1994.

  • Year 2006 nominated member State high level committee for multi storey buildings DTCP - Directorate of Town and Country Planning for the State of Tamil Nadu.
  • Governing Council Member, Indian Building Congress 2008, New Delhi for Tamilnadu State.
  • Member, Governing Council for Architecture, Meenakshi University, Tamilnadu.
  • Honorary Advisor, Architecture, Dr. MGR University, Tamilnadu.

CHARITY WORKS

  • Raised funds for several projects such as building Noon Meal Centers, School buildings and Toilets.
  • Paul Harris Fellowship, 1999.
  • Louis Marchesi Fellowship, 2000.
  • Member Rotary Club of Chennai Galaxy 1997- 2003.
  • Charter Secretary, Rotary Club of Chennai Galaxy, Chennai.
  • Centennial President, 2005, Rotary Club of Chennai Galaxy.
  • Member, Madras Mylapore Round Table 3, India, 1997-2003
  • Member 41’s Association, Round Table India 14.
  • Governing Board Member, Leprosy School, 2015

TV CHANNELS INTERVIEWS/MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS

  • Featured in TV Asia, New York, October, 1993.
  • Featured in several newspapers such as Indian Express, Times of India, The Hindu, Business Line, Tamil News Papers, Tamil dailies and Architectural magazines.
  • Architect of the week, January 2014 featured Architect Oscar Concessao on www.interiorstube.com

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Registered Architect, Indian Institute of Architects.
  • Member, Council of Architecture.
  • Member, American Institute of Architects.
  • Member, American Planners Association.
  • Member, Royal Architecture Institute of Canada.
  • Member, American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Member, Intelligent Building Institute, USA.
  • Member, American Solar Energy Society.
  • Life Member, Plumbing Institute of India.
  • Member, Indian Buildings Congress.