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Miss Vigisha Gopalakrishnan

Job: Program Leader & Senior Lecturer

School/department: DMU Dubai

Address: De Montfort University Dubai, Dubai International Academic City,Post Box: 294345, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 4358700



Personal profile

Ms. Vigisha Gopalakrishnan is a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design at the De Montfort University Dubai. A confident and competent Architect with extensive experience working on a different range of projects from design to execution. Her academic career began as an Adjunct Faculty member in Interior Design, where she realized her enthusiasm for communicating with students and a complete commitment to the educational purpose. Over the years, she has taught Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Management undergraduate and post graduate students. She has nearly 8.5 years of experience in teaching and undertakes many freelance projects.

Research group affiliations

Membership of external committees: N/A

Membership of professional associations and societies: N/A

Professional licenses and certificates:Council Architecture - COA/2013/6093

Publications and outputs

Architecture & Sustainability of the Built Environment Conference (ASBE) 2021 National Conference. Methodologies and practices to employ smart, innovative & cost-effective landscaping techniques in the UAE (Paper under review)

Research interests/expertise

Sustainable Architecture , Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs) , Vernacular Architecture
Arts and Crafts , Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture

Areas of teaching

Sustainable Architecture , History of Architecture , Architectural & Interior Design , Construction Technology, Vernacular Architecture , Foundation & Principles of Design, Energy Efficiency and Built Environment , BIM and Construction Project Management


Currently pursuing PhD in Architecture (2020-2024)
Master of Architecture (M. Arch) in Construction Management “ Yaswantrao Chavan University, India  2015
Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch.) Mumbai University, India - 2013

Courses taught

Architecture , Interior Design , Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, History of Architecture & Interior Design, Working Drawing, Building Construction, Research Methodology, Architectural Thesis

Conference attendance

International Conference on Built Environment Science and Technology held virtually at School of Architecture and Interior Design, SRM Institute of Science and Technology on 20-21 February 2021

Two Day National E-Conference on "Skills and Architectural Education - A New Paradigm" on 23rd and 24th August 2020. Organized by Symbiosis School of Architecture, Urban Development and Planning, Pune.