Peu Banerjee Das
B.Arch, Jadavpur University, Calcutta (1992), Gold Medallist. Presently working towards MIStructE from The Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom.
Architectural and structural design of residences, factories and nursing homes in Calcutta and Delhi. Worked as consultant to Government bodies, NGOs and ODA/DFID (UK) for designing prototype primary schools, health centres, residences and utility buildings using Cost Effective Construction Technologies in rural sector across India. The projects include Andhra Pradesh Primary Education Project, Orissa Health Project, District Primary Education Project (Bihar, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra), among others. Worked as structural consultant to conservation projects like St. Stephen's Church (Delhi) and Gohar Mahal (Bhopal). Also involved in exhibition and graphic design.
Research Interest: Technological evolution of monuments of Indo-Islamic period (Delhi and Agra) and temples (Bhubaneswar, Khajuraho, Bishnupur). Documentation and analysis of gardens of Delhi (1660-1947) with Centre of Conservation Studies, De Montfort University, United Kingdom. Worked on model method of teaching structural engineering at Under Graduate level in Architecture. Engaged in fundamental research on affordable and sustainable shelter in various regions in India.
Publications include four articles in national level journals, two in international journals and two manuals.