LJ School of Architecture (LJSA) is part of a larger campus of LJ Institutes, founded by LokJagruti Kendra (LJK). LJSA was established in June 2013. The first & second batch of students of LJSA has passed out with flying colors.
The main aim is to develop comprehensive professional Architecture training to bridge the existing gap between formal systems and the realistic modern skills requirements of the architectural field, “Where Creativity and Technology meet together”. It is the place of study and a professional practice. A cultural phenomenon radically altering the way we view our world and dream about our tomorrows. Offers career opportunities to aspiring architects seeking constant new challenges.
LJSA has been constantly involved in inventing a bridge between the formal Architectural Education, Technology and Professional Architectural Practice. With this constantly evolving process in mind, the vision of LJSA is to make a centre where the focus would be on self-learning process, capacity building, research, experimentation, explorations.
Fusing design and critical thinking, we encourage our students to be more confident to put their ideas into the real world, allowing them to become sensitive contributors towards architecture.
Our vision is also to create a platform for the passed out students also, where they will be enrolled as research assistants and to form a research cell which will also provide consultancy.
What Our Students Says
With an atmosphere focused on up skilling and illuminating, architectural knowledge towards student, when I look back L.J SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE has helped me immensely not only in the field of architecture but what my role would be in the field, the culture at L.J has groomed me with practical knowledge as well as the confidence required further. I am sincerely thankful to the mentorship which I received for enhancing my academic and personal skills. I am greatly overwhelmed by the wonderful experienced I had in this institute which I often refer as my second home.Abhay Nair - Student
Thank you to the L. J. School of Architecture for providing me the opportunity to gain knowledge and a skill which set me to move forward in my new career path in architecture. I found course to be very inspirational rewarding. Variety of subject enriched my knowledge through site visits, group projects, different assignments, hands on workshops, guest lectures, interactive sessions, relative study program even at international level, etc., Extra support provided by all mentors, faculties and other staff members during pandemic made us feel all welcomed. I am sure that without the precious experience at L. J. School of Architecture I would not have such features of characters as determination, self-confidence, commitment. -Zeel PatelZeel Patel - Student
I’m Jatin Panchal & I’m the student at LJSA since 2018 and as per my experience LJSA is the best platform for the architecture students. LJSA has best qualified faculties for full time as well as visiting faculties. All the faculties are very kind and helpful, they share their knowledge with students for Academics as well as field(Architectural practice). Admin staff are also very helpful. LJSA provides great academic curriculum, field visits, site visits, Architectural work shops, RSP(Related Study Programme) , External Guest lectures etc. Apart from academics LJSA celebrate cultural programme, sports, fest’s, etc. LJSA has best working environment for the students.Jatin Panchal - Student
In the year 2018, after working as an Architect for the 11 years, I got inquisitive to do masters in Urban Planning. I was looking for the universities and my search got over when Mr. Himanshu Thakkar informed me about the start-up of the M-Plan program at LJ University. I apprehended the prospect immediately and became the first student to enroll for a master of Urban and Regional planning at LJSP. This master's program has nourished incredible understanding and insights about scale spatial planning. In addition, all the subjects are being taught by the field experts, which made this study more perceptive. I would like to congratulate LJ for such an astounding, well-structured course delivery and would highly recommend MURP course at LJSP for aspiring candidates. - Mitul PanchalMitul Panchal - Student
“At the Age of 59, after a 34-year interval I decided to be a student again. As one can imagine, it was a difficult task. I have to thank the well experienced and passionate faculties of L.J University for making it easier. It has been a great learning opportunity and has given me a lifetime worth of memories. Masters in Urban and Regional planning is a well-planned program and it leads to change your perception on city planning field. I strongly recommend this program to anyone, who wanting to expand their planning skills. ” Amrut KapadiaAmrut Kapadia - Student
Being and practicing as an architect by profession, for last 16 and a half years, have seen how the spatial design mends mindset’s & philosophies, upgrades lifestyles, makes life easier. I had never imagined that this course of Masters in Urban and Regional Planning will provide such a vantage point, ‘a god like’ view to all things big and small, that it will change my perceptions on things altogether. It opened doors after doors of knowledge unlimited. I would highly recommend this course not just to try your mettle but to gain the opportunities and wisdom that will come with this knowledge. Finally, I would applaud the consortium of knowledge providers LJ has curated, which is at par with excellence. – Hanumantsinh RaolHanumantsinh Raol - Student
In 2019, I had completed my bachelors in the field of Architecture. I want to start my masters and for the same, I searched and visited many institutions. In 2020, L J University started Master of Urban & Regional Planning, I had referred curriculum and decided to complete my masters from L J University. In a span of two years of M.Plan., I have tremendous learning experience which has enhanced my perspective towards urban planning and importance of various urban services for the better of ecosystem. There has been continuous support, motivation and guidance from our faculty members. I am pleased and indebted with LJ institute of planning. – Ar. Mahesh H ShahMahesh Shah - Student
Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at L.J. school of planning is an influential landmark in the city of Ahmedabad. This multidisciplinary course is imbibed with exploring urban fabric, experiencing professional practices and rigorously developing the scope of interventions for the same. I experience a cognitive journey here at L.J. school of planning holding best qualified and experienced faculties of their respective field and my colleagues with whom I get an everyday opportunity to work, learn and boost my educational outcomes throughout. Ar. Hardi BhavaniHardi Bhavani - Student
It is a great learning opportunity in studying Masters in Urban & Regional planning at L.J School of planning which is a multi disciplinary course encompassing different aspects of planning from micro level ( Local Area Planning) to macro level ( Development Plan) to Regional level (Metropolitan Planning) under the expert guidance of very qualified and experienced faculties along with technical guidance in GIS based learning. The variety of subjects has enriched my knowledge in all different aspects of planning through different assignments, group works, field visits etc. The experience of learning at L. J School of Planning is fantastic with lots of good memories with our colleagues and knowledge gaining from faculties & friends. -Ar. Sagar ChotaliaSagar Chotalia - Student
In 2020, When my “Bachelor of Architecture” was completed from Here( L.J.School Of Architecture) I thought my college life was over here but who knows the show must go on, I took admission in “L.J School of planning” for a masters course in Urban and Regional Planning. Studying here itself is a great opportunity where I got well-qualified and experienced faculties, Director, Mentors, and supportive colleagues. The whole course is designed perfectly where we have different subjects along with the Studio course and GIS software learning. A great learning experience for micro-scale to macro-scale planning projects varying in the Studio with assignments, group works, field visits, and presentations which help in my personal growth in the planning field. The course has a bunch of great opportunities for the planning field. - Ar. Happy PatelHappy Patel - Student