SUSTAINABILITY: PRACTICE IN INDIA
11 years of my work and life in India after retirement from Morgan. Establishment of Environment Center for Art and Craft at Nadigram Ashram where I reside. Environment
Centre for Arts and Design, known as ECAD, has been born out of one of Nandigram’s aspirations to promote sustainable way of life. Considering the fascination with the technology, new building materials and construction methodologies, the traditional regional art and craft, historically a usable skill, for too long in recent past, has been put on a back burner and or is available to privileged few. It needs to be brought back into the mainstream of livelihood. ECAD centre will strive to combine new technology with art and craft to bring about a new way to look at what is most expedient for sustainable practices.
Parekh obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai, India, before moving to the U.S. where he received his Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University in 1970. Parekh taught architecture at Morgan State University from 1981 until June 2010. Parekh
served as a coordinator of Master of Architecture program at the Institute of Architecture and Planning (IAP) at Morgan, and acted as an acting dean of the IAP in 2008-09 before retiring in 2010. Parekh and Kathleen Sturghill-Sherrill began an architectural practice together which would become SP Arch Inc. in 2005. Parekh served as a president of the Baltimore AIA chapter in 2006. Parekh retired from the practice in 2008. Parekh also serves as an advisor for ATI, an AE firm located
in Columbia, Maryland, balancing his time between India and the United States.
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