The Crescent School of Architecture established in the year 2010 as one of the constituent Schools of the B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology, Vandalur, Chennai, contemplates on a Philosophy as an off-shoot of the vision and mission of the university.
Accordingly the 5 year B.Arch Degree programme incorporates a curriculum focusing on the individual and society interface, consideration for energy, environment and sustainability, evolving a professional who could substantially contribute to the built environment. In the context of historicity with multicultural pluralism, India has to develop its own technology ahead of advancements leading to a sustainable environment.
The school started with an intake of 40 and expanded to 80 in the year 2011.Since, sustainability of the built environment is the focus, diversification into specialization in interior architecture, broader understanding of urban environment and planning and management issues are to be given a thrust. Developing the school into a centre of excellence in architectural education and into Research and Resource centre will be taken up simultaneously. Efforts are underway to organize National and International seminars with focus on historicity, energy, and sustainability. The school proposes to have Training programmes jointly with NIASA (National Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies) Pune, LEED etc.