Engineers’ Day is celebrated annually on September 15th in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, a renowned engineer and statesman. This year, the Department of Civil Engineering organized Engineers’ Day celebration on 14th September 2023, consisting of a seminar on diverse architectural topics, emphasizing creativity, Roman architecture, and global architectural marvels.
The seminar began with an insightful session on “Application of Creativity in Architecture.” This topic delved into the crucial role creativity plays in the field of architecture. Dr. Aishwarya Sharma, a distinguished architect and speaker, highlighted how innovative thinking and artistic expression are essential elements in creating architectural marvels. She showcased several contemporary architectural projects that exemplify creativity in design, encouraging aspiring architects to think beyond conventional boundaries.
The second segment of the seminar was dedicated to “Roman Architecture.” Dr. Marcus Antonius, a renowned historian and architectural expert, took the audience on a journey through time to explore the magnificence of ancient Roman architecture. He discussed the significant architectural elements of Roman structures, such as arches, columns, and aqueducts, and their enduring impact on modern architecture.
In the final part of the seminar, attendees were treated to a series of captivating case studies on “Different Architectural Marvels around the World.” A panel of architects and civil engineers presented case studies on iconic structures like the Burj Khalifa, Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, and the Sydney Opera House. These presentations offered valuable insights into the engineering challenges, design intricacies, and cultural significance of these renowned landmarks.
This event left the audience inspired, with a renewed appreciation for the art and science of architecture.