About Us


Rathinavel Subramaniam Educational Trust (RVSET) was established in 1983 as a public charitable Trust, in fond memory of Master Rathnavel Subramaniam the elder son of the chairman Lion. Vijayashree Dr. K. V. Kupusamy and Smt. K. Padmavathy, with objectives to create facilities for education, health care catering the rural regions. Today, RVS Educational Trust glows as one of the laudably leading educational organizations of our country, conceived with a frame work of corporate structure under the dynamic captaincy of Dr. K. V. Kupusamy, a well known philanthropist and a versatile visionary.

RVS Chennai Padmavathy School of Architecture strives to foster diversity and encourage each other to pursue unpredictable lines of thinking with path-breaking performances and hands-on learning. The college strives to make a change in the field of architecture and education. The main goal lies in providing research, skill development and on ground studio projects for real time exposure through tertiary programs and unique way of looking at the syllabus. We can generate a broader outlook and exposure for young architects to express their craft ship in myriad ways and not just through building design and execution.

Destination RVS

Student Testimonials

  • Space remains as a magical notion for me, giving each idea a chance to evolve into something larger. The design process looks to transcend the obvious and to create a more pleasurable experience, buildings that celebrated life and made strong statements. I believe that planning/drawing in-situ emerge the structure to be simple and full sail the motive of being.

  • Architecture is an experience which just does not end in 5 years, it is a course where you begin to explore things, an eternal process of learning and understanding spaces twice as much as any other person. It is not a combination of walls and roof, it is about giving a life to a space and changing it into a place.

  • Architecture is meticulous leading to a thought “out-of-the-box” and evolving new designs, inviting people to linger or merely functioning as transit area and encouraging elegant, eccentric, modern, vivid, diverse functional space, whereas the concept of engineering is just setting up the commands and designs which were created and preset for the course.

  • For me the most interesting part about architecture is working in studios which are notorious for long nights, intensive model making and desks overflowing with trace papers. And the most important aspect of studio life is the student professor relationship. When learning about architecture, there is no replacement for practical expression.

  • My favourite thing about architecture is I get to be creative and imaginative. The most challenging thing about life as an architecture student is keeping up with the workload . It’s important to be well organized and plan each day . If you’re very interested in being an architect, you’ll find you have passion for your work , which will ensure you stay focused.

  • I really love architecture. I feel it has made me a very different person, from my confidence, time management, group skills and all, they improved drastically. And in this course, we have to get to visit so many places in and around our city and view them all in different point of perspective. As we are used to getting grounded so much that it helps us leave behind all our inhibitions and enjoy the course and work no matter.

  • For me architecture always seemed like a course where we could express ourselves which is one of the main reason I was always fascinated by it , and it is one of those course where you are able to learn new things every single day.

  • I enjoy art, architecture, nature and anything that gives me insight into the history and soul of the place I’m in. Architecture shapes not only structures but also humans.


Our Team

Ar. Amutha K

Professor & Principal

“A renowned architect among the industry with around 20 years of rich experience in both teaching and industry. She holds a specialization in sustainable housing architecture with which she has been associated with numerous government projects of Tamilnadu and various housing projects.”

Ar. Suresh Kumar J

Professor & Head

“An architect in the industry with 15 Years of experience who holds his master’s from National University of Singapore. He was into  Architectural Practice in Singapore with renowned firms for over two years and bears rich industrial experience in the fields of Architecture and Interior Design.”

Ar. Binu Xavier B S


“Architect with more than 22 Years of experience holding double masters. His professional practice includes numerous residential, commercial and industrial projects located all over Tamil Nadu. He has been actively involved with academics for more than 15 years, teaching with reputed architecture institutions.”

Ar. Raman S


“Ar. Raman with more than 15 Years of experience has been associated with top architecture firms like Cheralathan Associates, Architect support group, Citadines and etc. He has been in the design and execution of various projects like 5 Star hotels, shopping malls, cinema theatres and many multi-storey buildings across Tamilnadu.”


Ar. Vignesh Raju R


“A Practicing architect with around 15 Years of Experience in the industry who is running his own firm doing both small scale and large scale projects which involves residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Not only across Tamilnadu has Ar. Vignesh travelled. He travels across the globe handling projects at various states as well.”


Ar. Mohamed Ashraf M


“Ar. Md. Ashraf  is an Architect with Masters in Building Engineering and Management having more than a decade of professional experience. He is experienced in architectural projects ranging from residential, institutional, Spiritual and hospitals. He always insists on Penchant for detailing and he has a comprehensive knowledge of pedagogy, new generation learning spaces, technology, and academic workplaces.”


Ar. Reeveezee M Antony

Academic Innovator

“Ar. Reeveezee M Antony is currently the Academic Innovator of our institution. He finished his architecture degree from School of Planning and Architecture, Anna University. His experience as an academician in the field of architecture especially with RVS Padmavathy School of Architecture includes innovating the architecture curriculum to inculcate creativity and innovation in learning, conducting experiential workshops with faculty and students to improve exposure and outreach.”


Ar. Shahir Ahamed K

Associate Professor

“Ar. Shahir Ahamed K is an architect with Masters in Building Management and also been involved various rural documentation projects across Tamilnadu based on five land forms of ancient Tamil literature, documenting micro and macro levels of village in the aspects of Socio-economic and Vernacular techniques.”


Ar. Chidambaram S

Associate Professor

“Ar. Chidambaram a graduate from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University with a decade of experience is a professional whose area of interest is more in housing. He is an enthusiastic and dynamic person of our asset. He has been involved in the coordination of summer winter school programme of our college. He is also involved in the research of settlement study and housing projects.”


Ar. Priyadharshini V

Associate Professor

“Ar. Priyadharshini a graduate from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University with a decade of experience is a professional whose area of interest is more in Urban. She has been involved in the coordination of Vertical studios with different colleges and universities across the country. And she is also involved in the research of Urban planning and design.”


Ar. Sriram Aditya S

Associate Professor

“A young and passionate architect passed out from the School of Architecture and Planning (SAP), Chennai. An extremely talented artist with an eye for detail. He runs a parametric design studio called RAIN STUDIO which focuses on innovation and parametric design of spaces where creativity in every step being the key.”


Ar. Kaushik K

Associate Professor

“Ar. Kaushik holds his master’s from CEPT University. He is a research oriented person who works more on the area of sustainable planning and development. He is also a co-founder of AKARMAA Designs and AKARMAA Foundation working at the juncture of Heritage, Environment and Education.”


Art. Koilpitchai Prabhakar M

Associate Professor

“An Artist who has been selected under top 100 for a National award given by Lalit Kala Academy with around more than 15 Years of Experience in the field. Beginning out as a commercial artist, he brought the ethos of promotion into fine art, even going so far as to say, “Making money is art.” Such attitudes blew away the existential declarations of Abstract Expressionism. His area of expertise includes Ceramic Design.”


Ar. Hema Malini V

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Hema Malini found her passion in interiors and did her master degree in Interior Design. She has experience in project management and design on commercial, residential and hospital projects. Her area of expertise is management, as she’s great with people and communication. She believes that design lies in the beauty of understanding the clients and being part of their design sense and emphasizing on them.”


Ar. Prithvi Mahadevan

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Prithvi Mahadevan is a young architect with an increasing love for ecology and the social aspects of the society. She has been involved in research and mapping of ecology of the city of Chennai, with special focus on the water resources. She is also actively involved in using the research projects as a container to conduct the Urban design Studio.”


Er. Sri Ganesh Kumar M

Assistant Professor

“A Budding Engineer who is pursuing his Doctorate in Structural Engineering and passionate towards research. He is a GATE qualified candidate during the year of 2015 and he is a registered professional under CMDA and a Chartered Engineer with Institution of Engineers, India. He has been involved in a research to associate Structural Engineering with Architecture.”


Ar. Emelda E

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Emelda is a dedicated faculty whose area of interest includes housing, transportation and planning. She has been involved in research with related to transportation and planning associated with ITDP. Also she has been involved in the works related to vertical studio associated with various schools of architecture across the country.”


Ar. Sridevi D

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Sridevi is a young architect with 4 years of experience in doing architectural works. She is an enthusiastic educationist. Her area of interest includes the settlement study and planning. She has been involved in a research to study about the various settlements across the country and document the same. She has been involved in the coordination of vertical studio as well.”


Ar. Aiman Sarwar Factoo

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Aiman who believes in creating spaces should be for the comfort of the human nature is a young architect who has found her speciality in Interior design. She runs her own firm since 2018 which focuses on residential projects. She is involved in projects around Chennai and Kashmir and found her passion in teaching too.”


Ar. Chandravadhana G

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Chandravadhana is an Architect & Urban Planner, a graduate from School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada. She has been part of various sustainable projects in the field of architecture. She is involved in various Projects with Puducherry forest department with special focus on restoration of water bodies of eco sensitive zones.”


Ar. Karthick Durai

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Karthick Durai is a passionate architect who likes to explore on the smart technologies and sustainable buildings. Have been in the field working on various sustainable projects – Smart houses, Hospitals and Shopping malls. He is currently working with us as a visiting faculty.”


Ar. Suganya B

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Suganya has a keen interest in art and academics. Her expression of love for colours and patterns is seen through her mandala and zentangle art. Having nurtured her passion for art for years, she had made quite an impression in the industry. Her sense of creating new and interesting activities and design problems makes her a unique asset. She has been key in taking forward our foundation programme.”


Ar. Zenath Begum A K

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Zenath Begum is a young architect with 3 years of experience in doing architectural works. Her practice over 3 years includes of residential projects all over Chennai in contemporary styles. She has been involved in teaching for about an year and has done her excellence in teaching till now.”


Ar. Sowmya Dhevi S

Assistant Professor

“Ar. Sowmya Dhevi is a passionate architect with a keen interest in applying a people-centric approach to architectural design. Sowmya has worked with COSTFORD where she has been a part of numerous government and private sustainable projects. She has practiced interior designing while working for DesignDna. Currently, she is coordinating live projects and summer winter school workshops at RVS.”


Ms. Donga Sravani

Assistant Professor

“Ms. Sravani, a graduate from School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada is an urban planner who has an immense affinity towards Non – Motorised Transportation sector. She has actively involved in various master plans of cities of Andhra Pradesh. She is currently working with DTCP – al Andhra Pradesh on Urban projects in and around Mangalgiri.”


Ms. Kavitha S

Assistant Professor

“Ms. Kavitha, a mathematician who holds M.Sc and M.Phil has been working with us for the past 6.5 years. Her way of teaching motivates students to perform well in their exams and career. Also, she guides students to excel in aptitude exams and competitive exams.”


Mr. Karthik M

Assistant Professor

“Mr. Karthik, a mathematician uses his extensive knowledge to make the toughest problems to be an easy one. His way of teaching motivates students to perform well in their exams and career. Also, he guides students to excel in aptitude exams and competitive exams.”