In the Indian Sub-Continent, as well as in few other parts of the world, "ASADI" means "Freedom". As the name signifies, the objective of ASADI as a School is to create an Environment of Education that is free of all shackles of preconceived notions and beliefs. The students are encouraged to express their own philosophy, thus motivating them to be a free thinker.
ASADI will endure to create a society of Architects, who will think and work towards the betterment of the future of mankind.
The guiding principle of this institution is to produce competent professionals with a passion for being useful to the society, on par with peers across the world; to prepare every graduating student for an engaging, inspiring and productive career, thus making them world leaders in the profession of design and planning.
Under this system each student will have a single "Mentor" all through his education at ASADI. As per this system, every student would be attached to a mentor chosen from the full time faculty of the college. This "Mentor" who would be appropriately called "The Guru" by the respective student, would act as his constant guide all through his five years of Education. Each student would also be attached to a practising architect in the city or elsewhere who would be his "Professional Mentor".
ASADI believes that for an aspiring Architect to have in-depth knowledge, he should have the experience in the construction processes as a "Hands-on" skilled worker. To enable this, the students will be involved hands on in the construction of various buildings in the campus and also in the various construction projects of their "Professional Mentors" (GURUS).
This is very crucial to helping understand the complexities or intricacies of the problems and the solutions, to each component during the various stages of the construction phase.
At ASADI we do not want to limit sustainability, the way of life for every student. We would rather make sustainability, the way of life for every student. Hence, apart from imparting training in various aspects of sustainability in Architectural design and construction, due emphasis would also be given to encourage every student to lead a more sustainable way of life.
ASADI would be more of a ‘Visiting faculty-based’ institution rather than an institution mainly dependent on full time staff. This would ensure imparting of good practical knowledge rather than just theoretical understanding. The role of fulltime staff would be limited to introduction of subjects and also to being the "Mentor" for students.
To enable this plan, ASADI will bring in, regularly, visiting, professors including Great Masters of Architecture, from different parts of the World.
The construction of every unit of the college will be done in such a manner that as many components used for servicing, like pipelines, electric cable works, air condition system such as ducts,etc will all be fixed in an exposed manner so as to enable the students to understand the construction techniques that are designed and implemented in the project. The college building would thus be the “Living Laboratory”. Additionally services and structures will be taught as integrated horizontals from first year itself.
The course structure will cover flexible timings and also flexibility in choosing the subjects to learn in each semester, within the allowed norms of the Council of Architecture and the affiliated Universities.
The campus will also have sufficient infrastructure in order to develop the talents of students in Sculpturing, Painting, Music, and such-like. Because we believe that good Architecture is all about Rhythm.