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Vol. XXX No. No. 15, December 1-15, 2020

Architecture and Art

Chandar Seetharaman is a practicing Architect from Alwarpet, Chennai. For the past 36 years, he runs the organisation CS Designs Pvt Ltd. His wife Vidya Chandar is also an Architect.

The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is the national body of architects with more than 25,000 active members. It plays a major role in promoting the profession of architects by organising and uniting the Indian practitioners in this field and aims to enhance the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession both in practice and education.

This year the IIA NATCON 2020: Transcend was held online on July 11th and 12th. A sketching contest was held calling all members to submit their sketches themed –
“Pride of your hometown”. Chandar submitted this pencil sketch – “Umbrella Repairman in Mylapore”.
He was declared the winner under the category – pencil sketch.
At our request he sent us the sketch and also two others featuring the Mylapore temple.

Chandar can be contacted at

– The Editor

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