Creative Labs & Incubation Center

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C.L.I.C (Creative Labs & Incubation Center) is a state of art research facility under C.A.R.E Group of Institutions and an initiation by C.A.R.E School of Architecture, with an objective to  integrate the allied domains of Architecture, Design, Technology, Science and Art to produce inter-disciplinary hybrid body of works.  The center is envisioned as a platform that allows for crosspollination and collaboration between academia, industry, profession and research. We believe that research and practice inform each other, and that research should be practice driven and the vice versa. The intent is on the amalgamation of theory, application and research within and outside of the institution thus establishing new frameworks and questioning the existing ones. The student community is integrated at various levels within the structure of C.L.I.C, as interns, cohorts and research assistants  during the course of their study. We foresee meaningful collaborations with like minded organizations from the profession and academics facilitating exchange of knowledge and expertise alongside consultation. We seek avenues of research that will be impactful/meaningful in the broad areas of sustainability/environment both built and natural, materiality, appropriate technology, computation and fabrication. The center embraces and absorbs faculty research and provides opportunities for students to be involved as interns/cohorts during the course of their study. 

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artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence


Machine Learning

human-machine collaboration

Human-Machine Collaborations

digital fabrication

Digital Fabrications


Additive Manufacturing


Procedural Design

multi-disclipinary approach

Multi-Disciplinary Design Approaches

form finding

Form Finding Techniques

computational design

Computational Design

parametric design

Parametric Design

design research

Design Research


Shell Structures 

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Balaji Rajasekaran

Creative Labs & Incubation Center

M.Arch., (Architecture and Urbanism)
Design Research Laboratory,
AA School of Architecture, London.

Vijayakumar Sengottuvelan

Co-Director, C.A.R.E – C.L.I.C
Director, C.A.R.E School of Architecture

B.Arch., SAP, Chennai, 1983
M.Arch (General Architecture).,
PMU, Thanjavur.

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Ramalingam Natrajan

Professor and Mentor,
C.A.R.E School of Architecture

B.Arch., SAP, Chennai, 1984
Ph.D in “Green solutions for Traditional Buildings”

Judith Belinda T

Head of the Department,
C.A.R.E School of Architecture

B.Arch.,NIT, Trichy, 1998
M.Arch (Environmental Architecture).,
McGAN’s School of Architecture, 2013.

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Prative Chend Balasubramanian

C.A.R.E Group of Institutions