Designing spaces for learning is not a straight forward output - your design should nurture creativity, learning, and curiosity. The unifying language, developed by CCBA over 4 decades of practice, and it's vocabulary consists of various design principles - scales and proportion, balance of inside and outside, design as a template between immediate and surrounding landscape and most of all, expression of materials in its natural form. Develop the story for a school and design for learning experiences and events that nurture creativity and curiosity at Nilshi, near Lonavala Maharashtra

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the nuances of designing and developing spaces for learning

  • Learn the inside stories behind some of the projects by CCBA

  • Learn how to tackle sites with steep gradients

  • Learn how to design campuses

  • Develop the skills to present and express your ideas

  • At the end of the course, return with a sensitive attitude towards holistic design solutions.

Who should take this course

  • Architecture students intrigued by the process of designing campuses

  • Teachers who are in charge of design studios at their institute

  • Practicing professionals who appreciate Benninger's style and would like to learn from the masters at CCBA

More about this course

Aims and Objectives for the course

To share the lessons learnt from designing many institutes by demonstrations and discussions in a design studio.

Framework or the Ideology of the course

The studio will discuss the unifying language and principles of design followed by CCBA in their practice.

Methodology followed 

The studio will follow a case study demonstration methodology to express the lessons for campus design and 


The course begins 5 Jan 2019

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  • Daraius  Choksi

    Daraius Choksi

    Senior Instructor

    Architect Daraius Choksi, Director, has graduated from Mumbai University in 1998. After practicing in Mumbai for over a year he shifted his base to Pune from Mumbai, to be associated with CCBA. He started working as an architect on the Kochi Refineries building and was based out of Kochi for over two years wherein he gained an in depth insight into building design and site execution. Since then he has been associated with CCBA and is Director Architecture in the CCBA design studio. He has worked on a complete gamut of projects in the studio ranging from residential, hospitality, and commercial, corporate and educational. He is involved in almost all of the studio projects and is associated with them through all stages viz design, tendering and site execution. His passions include travelling and have travelled over most of Europe besides India, reading and teaching are other things he is passionate about. He has been invited to be a member of select juries and has given guest lectures at various forums and institutions. He has been feted with the iGEN Design Forum’s - India’s Next Generation of Innovative Architects & Designers top 50 young architects award.


  • Will I be expected to design in this course?

    This course is developed around design inputs and feedback. You are expected to design a school along with CCBA in these 8 Weeks to receive the course completion certificate.

  • Can I choose to be an active listener and not participate through design?

    ACEDGE Studios are designed to incorporate the process of learning by doing. We do not anticipate our learners to take more than 16 hours to complete the course. In the event, learners have completed viewing the contents of the course 100%, they shall be offered a Course Audit certificate.

  • What is the course schedule?

    The course is scheduled to run through live sessions on Saturdays, 11am through live Webinars. More details will be shared when you join the course.

  • Are all the live webinars mandatory?

    Since the Webinars are recorded not all webinars are mandatory. However, we insist that learners should attend the first and the concluding webinar. Participants also need to be available to present their designs and ideas on pre-decided webinars.

  • What is the price of this course?

    This course is available to you for Rs 2000/- inclusive of GST