Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur conducted semester end Jury for its 4 Year, Undergraduate Students of Fashion, Interior, Jewellery and Craft Product Design on June 10, 2016. The jury panel consisted of Stalwarts from the Design industry such as Prof. Rashmi Kohli -Academic and Design Consultant for the past 35 years, Ms. Pallavi-a pass out of NIFT, Delhi and owner of the Fashion label “Pallavi, Jaipur’, Ar. R.C Chauhan-Member of IIA & IIID ,working in Department Of Architecture under Technical Education, Rajasthan since 1997,Mr.Anshuman Sharma -Having gained considerable experience through independent architectural practice for 8 years followed by 2 years of overseas experience in Australia, Ar.Ricky Mathur-with more than 15 years of experience in the field of Architecture and Design, Ms. Neha Bhatia- another graduate from NIFT with more than 7 years of experience in Jewellery industry and currently working as a designer with Birdichand Jewellers Jaipur.
The Arch Academy of Design has come up with the Arch Design Business Incubator, a first of its kind initiative in Rajasthan, where the Arch Designers get a chance to convert their creativity into an expandable business opportunity. The Arch Design Business Incubator is a platform where the students are continuously mentored by stalwarts of industry, where they get multiple opportunities to showcase their work, a platform which bridges the gap between the Arch Designers and the industry so that they are nurtured to grow in the field of Design. The Arch Business Design Incubator also provides Financial Assistance, which a Young Designer may require to set up his/her own business. The program, thus connects the Arch Designers to the Angel investors who are ready to support their projects financially, so that they can best transform their ideas and work into their own entity. To make the launch of the Young Designers as comfortable as possible, the Arch Incubator has been supported with a well equipped infrastructure and a fully designed studio. The Arch Incubator Studio has the latest equipment that include a Laser Cutting machine which is the best in the market & can cut all materials with high precision, 3D Printers for making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file, a 3D Scanner - a device that analyses a real world object or environment to collect data on its shape and appearance , which data is then used to construct an accurate three dimensional reproduction of the original object, a high speed Color copy machine from XEROX , Apple Mac computers and many more such tools because we only want the best for our Designers
International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) is the world's largest consortia of Design Institutions. ARCH is a regular member of IFFTI. ARCH Director Ms. Archana Surana and Director Academics Prof. Benoy Thoompunkal recently attended the 18th Annual Conference & 35th Executive Committee Meeting at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT). The conference aims to serve as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and collaborative research and development in fashion design, technology, business and related industries. ARCH has also become a Member of Industry Sub Committee with other Member institutions like AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute),Netherlands, London College of Fashion and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising), Los Angeles etc.
A one-of-its-kind event, Unconference happened in Jaipur, where the foundation department students of ARCH participated with enthusisasm. UnConference is a dynamic space where we meet as a local learning community, where every participant is a resource person, where we learn with our heads, hearts and hands, where we come together in the spirit of community to co-create. Each one brings their skills, processes, projects, books, gifts, food, ideas and conversations to share and to transform the city. This event is inter-generational so we welcome people from all ages coming together to spend a day full of learning, fun, joy, laughter and happiness. Please bring your families and friends along with you!