B.Arch. Thesis is your first independent project, your own dream for your own theme, your passport to a professional future. Make the best of it.

Course Brief

Students of Bachelor of Architecture are required to prepare a thesis in their final year of studies on a subject of their choice, under the guidance of a faculty or thesis committee of their school of architecture. The objective of the thesis program is for the student to ensure that he/she has acquired sufficient knowledge and skills to enter the world of profession, as an apprentice first and later as an independent practicing architect. While doing the thesis the student is expected to thoroughly examine, study, analyse, design and present in detail the project of his/her choice as a practically feasible solution in the context of the prevailing socio-economic scenario.

Aims and Objectives for the course

Understanding how to do an architectural project from making a brief for client, to complete architectural and technical representation ready for execution in a step by step manner

The ideology of the course

Meticulous architectural representation is the most important deliverable for successful implementation of an architectural project.

Methodology followed

Methodology involves three stages of understanding, selection of topic and appropriate site, architectural programming and architectural representation in complete detail including structure, services and costing.


Prof Harimohan Pillai and Prof Preeti Pansare

Harimohan Pillai

Senior Mentor

Graduate in Chemistry from University of Kerala, B.Arch. (Hons.) and PhD in Architecture from I.I.T. Kharagpur, practicing architect since 1980, teaching since 1987, founding head of architecture schools at New Panvel, Maharashtra and Kuttipuram, Kerala. Currently, Chief at Archiestudio at Thrissur, Kerala.

Preeti Pansare


Preeti has been conducting FDPs and Focussed workshops on Predesign in Architecture for the past three years. She is an Associate Professor at Pillai's College of Architecture, Mumbai and was the Dean in charge at AIKTC School of Architecture, Mumbai from 2014-2017

Learning outcomes

After the course you will be able to:

  • Honesty of selection of a do-able thesis topic

  • Comprehend the path for an integrated Thesis

  • Understand the relevance of a good predesign to ease and direct your design process

  • Develop a custom fit strategy for your thesis

  • Professional project presentation as a practical solution

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to ACEDGE

    • How to use ACEDGE course Player?

  • 2

    The path towards Thesis

    • Prof Harimohan Pillai on Thesis

  • 3

    Harimohan Pillai on Detailing

    • The process for Detailing in Thesis

  • 4


    • Predesign Introduction

    • User profile

    • Predesign- Recording of webinar

  • 5

    Next Step

    • Quick Survey

Who should take this course?

If you find yourself saying yes to most things below, then its for you!

  • Students of Architecture

  • Mentors and Guides to Thesis


  • What is the fee to this course?

    Course fee for this spotlight is Rs.750. This is for the full course which consists of 3 live webinars with the mentors and includes applicable GST.

  • By when do I need to enrol to this course?

    Our courses usually fill up very fast and we can take only limited numbers. So the earlier you enrol the better.

  • Can I ask the mentor questions/ doubts?

    Yes, you will be able to ask the mentor questions during the live chat on the webinars. So be sure to be on time and familiarise yourself with the webinar interface. More on that once you enrol.

Begin your learning journey

The recordings of the course are available for a discounted price of Rs 650/- only