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B.Shashi Bhooshan did his B. Arch from Kerala University, Master of Town Planning from Madras University  and a Ph. D from Mysore University. He taught and researched at School of Planning and Architecture, Chennai and Institute of Development Studies at  University of Mysore . He was a consultant to UN at Nagoya and was associated with Human settlement studies of the International Institute of Environment and Development, London on several policy studies in India  and other Asian countries. Since 1987, Dr. Bhooshan is practicing architecture in Mysore and Bangalore.

 Dr. Bhooshan’s works have received critical acclaim; Nine awards and prizes at national level including Four IIA awards for excellence inArchitecture from the Indian Insitute of Architects, one JK Cements Architect of the Year Award and one HUDCO Prize, an  award and a special mention from A+D Spectrum Awards in architecture and one STONA Prize for excellence in use of stone in architecture .

Shashi Bhooshan had been associated with many educational institutions on Board of Studies, Doctoral committes and also as doctoral guide.   He was a visiting professor at Mysore University, Professor of Eminance at RV College of Engineering, Bangalore and currently he is a Professor of Architecture and Research Advisor at the BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. He had lectured at various National and International Fora and Institutions.

 He has written on development planning, human settlements, housing and architecture and is the author and editor of five books on human settlement policies in Asia besides numerous papers and articles.






            1.         HABITAT ASIA Vol.1: INDIA, (co-author with RP Misra)

                        Concept Publishing House, New Delhi. 1979

            2.         HABITAT ASIA Vol.3: Indonesia and Philippines, (Co-

                        Author with Donna Suri), Concept Publishing

                        House, New Delhi. 1979

            3.         DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE OF NEPAL, Concept 

                        Publishing House, New Delhi. 1979

            4.         HUMAN SETTLEMENTS IN ASIA, (co-author with

                        RP Misra), Heritage Publishers, New Delhi. 1979


                        Contributor) Heritage Publishers, New Delhi. 1980




            1.         Housing in urban strategies in developing countries, (co-author with

                        RP Misra), in Development Studies no.11, ISSUES IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT, Mysore, Jan. 1976.

            2.         A fresh look into urban development planning, in Development Studies No.12, QUALITY OF LIFE IN  HUMAN SETTLEMENTS, Mysore, Dec. 1976.

            3.         Rurbanisation, (with RP Misra), in SEMINAR 215, New Delhi, Jul 1977

            4.         Habitat: a rural view, (with RP Misra), in HABITAT  INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 3, No.1/2, London, 1978

            5.         Mud architecture, in SEMINAR 227, New Delhi, 1978

            6.         Regional development alternatives in predominantly rural societies: a cross-national study, in  REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE, Vol.1, No.2,  

                        Nagoya, 1980

            7.         Shelter in an urban village: a case study from Mysore, India, in EKISTICS, Vol. 48, No.287, Athens, Mar/Apr 1981

            8.         Regional development: The search for directions,  in AL Mabogunje and RP Misra (ed.), RURAL  DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES, Maruzen Asia, 

                        Singapore, 1981

            9.         Rural development: National policies and experiences, (with RP Misra), in RP Misra(ed.), RURAL DEVELOPMENT: NATIONAL POLICIES

                        AND EXPERIENCES,  Maruzen Asia, Singapore. 1981

            10.        Agricultural development and growth of towns, in HABITAT INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 8, No.3/4, London, 1984

            11.        Bangalore, Mandya and Mysore districts, South India, in JE Hardoy and David Satterthwaite (eds.),  SMALL AND INTERMEDIATE URBAN CENTERS: Their role 

                        in national development, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1986

            12.        Structure of settlement systems and their evolution: some hypothesis, in KV Sundaram, A Ramesh and PS Tiwari (eds.), REGIONAL  PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, Heritage Publishers, New Delhi. 1990

            13.        Housing the urban low income: some institutional issues,  in Proceedings of the national convention on architectural engineering and national housing policy, Mysore, Mar 1990

            14.        Delivery systems and role of professionals in mud based and other Technologies, INTACH, MIT & HUDCO, Technical papers: National

                        Seminar on MUD IN HABITAT, Manipal, Dec. 1990

            15.        Indian street to the future, in INDIANARCH, Feb, 1991

            16.        Perspective for Development (of MysoreCity), DECAN HERALD, (SPECTRUM), 13 March 1992.

            17.        A DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE FOR MYSORE, Mysore Grahakara Parishat, 1992.

            18.        Shelter: Change is the key, ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN,  Jan-Feb, 1994.

            19.        Building an Eco friendly house, Mysore Grahakara Parishat, 1998.

            20.       Can we shrink our architecture, INDIAN ARCHITECT AND BUILDER,  March, 2000

             21.       Sustainable Architecture: a social Discourse,  Presented at the IIA National Convention, Aurangabad, Dec. 2001

             22.      Architecture, cultural diffusion and continuity, NIIT workshop, Calicut, April 2008

            23.       Shades of Green, keynote address on Green Architecture  at College of Engineering, Kollam, March 2008 and talk delivered at IIT Kharagpur, 23 December 2009  and published again in Indian Institute of Architects, Maharshtra Chapter News letter March 2010

            24.       A sense of Act, Melencholic melee, a force of creation, in open page of Index Furniture Journal (IFJ) Jaan-Feb, 2010




and Reviews:

            1.         A comment on ACTIVE COMMUNITY (by John Friedman,

                        in REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE, Vol. 1, No.2, 

                        Nagoya, 1980

            2.         Book review: NEPAL A PROFILE OF THE HIMALAYAN

                        KINGDOM (Leo Rose and John T Scholz), in PACIFIC

                        AFFAIRS Quarterly. Vol. 54, No.1, Vancouver, 1981

            3.         Indian Sensibilities, (a comment on Regional

                        Report on India), MIMAR, no.43, London, 1992.



            1.         SHELTER IN ASIA, (co-author), a nine-volume report for the Scientific Committee on the Problems of  Environment (SCOPE), Paris in 1975. Later

                        incorporated in AL Mabogunje, JE Hardoy &  RP Misra SHELTER PROVISION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Pergamon Press, London, 1976

            2.         HABITAT ASIA, (Co-Director and co-author), a Report on housing and human settlement policies of India, Nepal, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and 

                        Philippines for IIED, London. Incorporated in  JE Hardoy and D Satterthwaite (eds.), SHELTER:  NEED AND RESPONSE, Wiley International, London, 1980

            3.         Position paper and Project Design, Crossnational  Study in Rural Development, UN Center for Regional Development, Nagoya, Japan

            4.         HUMAN SETTLEMENT POLICIES OF FIJI, a report for IIED, London, 1983

            5.         HUMAN SETTLEMENT POLICIES OF Papua New Guinea, a report for International Institute for Environment

                        and Development (IIED), London, 1983

            6.         LINEAR METROPOLITAN COMPLEX, Potentials of Bangalore Mysore Urban Corridor., Symposium on New Economic Policy,

                        Mysore (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting)  8 May 1992

  1. ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURAL IDENTITY, a paper at SRC, Calicut, Sep. 1993.




            Regularly contributed a column: Architexture  in Vijay Times, Bangalore in 2004-06