Shakti Nanda
Associate Professor
Courses Taught: Basic Design, Architecture Design


B.Arch, Pilo Mody College of Architecture, Cuttack, Utkal University.

Career Highlights

Working as an independent architect with an office set up to provide all architectural services under one roof.

Important Ongoing Projects

Currently handling design and drawings for approval and clearance of different authorities for a high- rise multistorey apartment with commercial complex and a super specialty hospital on the highway of Bhubaneswar to Puri named ‘Empress Karubaki. Project at final stages of approval. Client : RiDA Infra & Borada Hospital. Built up area : 1,50,757sqft. 
(Accountable for designing,executing and site management of the Project in the best possible way.)

‘Castle On Sea’, an unique independent self-sustainable residential project on 7 acres of land near sea beach at Puri. Project under approval stage, waiting for environmental clearance from Ministry of Forest and Environment. Client :Ajit Mishra &Capt P K Sahu. Area : 4,84,020 sqft

High Rise Apartment & Nursing home at Jajpur road. The core structure is on the verge of completion. Client :Kalinga Royal Pvt Ltd., Jajpur Road. Built up area: 57,600 sqft. 
(Furnishing, working drawings as and when needed on site,handling work execution at the site as per the drawings produced.)

Lifestyle Old Age Home on the banks of river Hoogly at Ultadanga. At conceptual stage. Client :Tapos Ray, Kolkata, Built up area: 48,000 sqft (to be designed with prefab structures considering most environment friendly material and utilization of natural energy available on site)

Construction and execution of guesthouse at Chandrashekharpur, Patia. At finishing stage.Client :Biswajit Dash, Area : 11,000/- sqft. 

Important Completed Projects

Hotel Kalinga Royal, at Jajpur road. Client :Rabendra Nayak, Area : 28,000 sqft

Office Complex at Jayadev Vihar square, currently Aditya Birla’s Office.

Client :P.K.Mahapatra, Area : 
11,000 sqft.

Office Complex at Nayapalli, In front of Crown Hotel. Client :Souren Mahapatra, Area : 12,000 sqft

Hostels and Quarters in Kalinga Hospital. Client :Kalinga Hospital. Area : 32000 sqft.

Member to Technical Committee ‘Airport Authority of India, Bhubaneswar’ for reducing bird hit at Bhubaneswar airport through sustainable habitat alteration and management for compelling birds.

Working as a coordinator and planner for conducting seasonal survey at Barbera and Sundargarh for preparing list avifauna for OWL.

MGM Corporate Calendar for 2011 (Birds of Chillka),2013 (Pristine Beaches of Odisha), 2014 (Handicrafts & Artisans of Odisha), 2015 (Rivers of Odisha), 2016 (Odisha- A panoramic journey)

Corporate Calendar for SOA University 2015 (Common Birds of Odisha), 2016 (Dexterity of artisans,Odisha)

Scientific photography for documenting visual details for a new snake species named ‘LycodonOdishii’ found by Snakes Helpline for publication in herpetology journal, ‘Russian Journal of Herpetology’.

More then 50 photographs Published in Yahoo India Portal

More then 20 Photographs Published in OTDC (Odisha Tourism and Development Corporation) 
Promotional material.

Received PSA (Photographic Society Of America) Blue ribbon honour at Salon Pictura 2015.

Photographs published in various publications of major publishing houses of the country like Times Group & India Today.

Other Accomplishments

Have been conducting census, surveys and listing of avifauna for Forest Department since 8 years. Have participated in birds, dolphin and tiger census on regular basis.

Instrumental in developing a team of people from village Mngalajodi for generating livelihood from tourism and self sustain them without depending on external agencies or individuals for any kind of support by any means.

Founder member of ‘Open Wildlife Lounge’(OWL) and ‘Birds of Orissa forum’, these groups mainly work on creating awareness, conservation, database building, consensuses and positive activism amongst general public for well being of nature and wildlife.

Written Articles on tourism, conservation, rescue for different magazines and forums time to time.