Payoja Raikar

Prof Payoja Raikar

Payoja Raikar
Assistant Professor


Payoja Raikar has been teaching architecture for the past 5 years. She is an alumnus of the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and has pursued her masters in Heritage Conservation of Monuments & Sites from KU Leuven University, Belgium. She has worked on a variety of projects ranging from the conservation of heritage structures to researching tourism development and urban heritage precincts. Throughout her work, she realized that heritage and traditional architecture is often misunderstood by most architects. The value of the past to shape our future as a society is important to understand for young designers. Hence, she decided to start teaching, hoping to sensitize future architects to the vast tangible and intangible heritage of our country. She hopes that they will be able to understand different types of architectural practices, and how as designers, they could respond to their surroundings. She is also an ardent animal lover and hopes to sensitise the youth toward creating a more inclusive environment. She believes that an empathetic architect would create a more balanced and holistic society. She is currently full-time faculty at IESCOA and is involved in multiple subjects along with being class in-charge for the second year. She has also been actively involved in heritage-related training programs and conferences. She has also conducted heritage walks for the students, to help acquaint them with the city and understand the impact of development and economics on the architecture of the city. As a teacher, she hopes to shape young minds to create a better tomorrow.


Advanced Masters in Conservation of Monuments & Sites, KU Leuven, Belgium

Notable Achievement, Publications and Projects

1. Conservation of Governor’s Bungalow,
2. Conservation of Mayor’s Bungalow,
3. Conservation of Zoo Director’s Bungalow, Mumbai,
4. Nanawada & Pune University, Pune;
5. Masterplan & DPR for 5 Konkan districts for MTDC, Tourism
6. Masterplan for Mumbai City, MTDC;
7. Preparing dossier for Wagh Mandir Conservation for HUDCO- won National Award

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