Anurag Varma – Dean Emeritus Poetics


Dr. Anurag Varma is an academician, researcher, consultant and a practicing architect with more than 25 years of rich professional experience.
Currently a Professor in School of Architecture and Planning at Apeejay Institute of Technology, G.Noida, he is a consulting expert to various government and private organizations. His professional expertise includes spatial planning, urbanism and architecture design of buildings, and projects’ experience include spatial planning of Greenfield hill-settlements at Bhutan and India.
His research interests include sacred cultural heritage in its intersection with urban planning of pilgrimage towns, heritage conservation and contemporary urban developments.
As a Visiting Professor at various Institutions, his studios have focussed on distinctive contexts to address context-responsive spatial design. A qualified Conservation Architect with post-graduation from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, he did his Bachelor of Architecture from Government College of Architecture, Lucknow and Doctoral research at TERI University, Delhi.
His doctoral research focuses on synergies between culture, urbanism and sustainability issues at pilgrimage towns.
His Research Interests also include:
Culture-responsive urban development; Sustainable urbanization; Indian urbanism; Urban development at Hindu pilgrimage towns in India; Cultural heritage; Built-heritage conservation; Action-research in cities adjoining Delhi in Uttar Pradesh; Smart Cities; Context-based design; Design-studio pedagogy; Design in hilly terrains.