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Writings by Ashok B Lall
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Papers and lectures presented at various fora

Climate and housing form – a case study of New Dehi – International conference on “Urban Climate, Planning and Building” 1989, Kyoto, Japan

Research and practice - Indo-German international workshop on Solar Architecture – School of
Planning & Architecture, 1995, New Delhi

Solar Passive Design for Himachal – Hudco, Dept. of Science and Technology, HP State Government – workshop on solar passive design, Shimla, 1996

Low-cost Energy-efficient Airconditioned Building Design – TCI, Gurgaon - Seminar on “Energy Conservation & Indoor Air Quality – Air-conditioning Strategies” India Habitat Centre, New Delhi,

Designing Buildings for Efficient Airconditioning in North India – Indian Institute of Architects workshop on Energy efficient design, Jaipur, 2002 Education for Professional Trusteeship – A+D Interactive Session, “Should Architectural Education be Market Driven”, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, 2002
Passive strategy for comfort in modern buildings – workshop on solar passive architecture, Indore, 2003The Potential of “Sustainability” for Architectural Practice in India - Roundtable on Architecture and Urbanism in India, Mumbai, 2003

Professional Collaboration for Affordable Air-conditioning – Refricon Conference, New Delhi, 2004

A Tribute to Geoffrey Bawa – Spectrum & A+D Awards Ceremony, 2004, New Delhi.

Reflections on architectural thinking towards sustainability - International Workshop on Sustainable Habitats, TERI, New Delhi, 2005Towards and Urban Level Perspective Plan for Controlling Energy Demand for Buildings – a Case-study for New Delhi - Indo-Australian Initiative : Sustainable Synergies – School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, 2005DA World Headquarters – a Case-study of Design for Sustainability - Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction, Zurich, 2005Target Issues for Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction – Holcim Awards 2005: Asia Pacific, Beijing

Institutional Membership

India International Centre – life member
Indian Institute of Architects – associate member
Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE)– member
Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings - member Indian Society of Refrigeration and Airconditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)-memberINTBAU India Committee of Honour (IICoH)- member

Board Membership

SOS Children’s Villages of India
Concerned Action Now
Citizenship Development Society

Public Service

Delhi Urban Art Commission – Convenor, Task Force for North Delhi
Convenor, Task Force for Urban Villages
Convenor, Task Force for Energy and Water
Member, Task Force on Public Spaces, Safety, Design
Member, Advisory Committee and contributor, DUAC Exhibition “Imagining Delhi”
School of Planning & Architecture,– Member, Board of Studies, Dept. of Architecture.
New Delhi Member, Phd. Committee
ISI Committee on Energy & Buildings, Nominee of Indian Institute of Architects
Bureau of Indian Standards, Committee on Lighting and Ventilation in Buildings – nominee, Indian Institute of Architects


Member of Visiting Faculty, TVB School of Habitat Studies
1990 Member of Core Group for establishing TVB School of Habitat Studies
1990-2006 Teaching at TVB School of Habitat Studies
1997-till date Professor, Dean of Studies, TVB School of Habitat Studies
2002-2004 Coordinator For European Union Project Development Of Web-Based Teaching Package For Low-Energy Architecture.
2004-2005 Member of Committee for Revision of B.Arch. Syllabus for Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
2002-till date Integration sustainable architecture in architectural curriculum at TVB









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