Prof. Krupali Uplekar Krusche teaches architectural design and historic preservation. She is completing her Ph.D on urban-planning aspects of historical cities and transforming city centers at the Technical University Dresden, Germany. Prof. Krusche received her Master's from Dessau, where the Bauhaus architecture first originated. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Bombay University, India.
Before joining Notre Dame, Prof. Krusche worked with the Structural Design Department at the Technical University of Dresden. Prof. Krusche is also a chair of INTBAU-India. In this role, she led a team of 26 architects and architecture students in producing a proposal for the revitalization of Mumbai Mills. Since then she has been directing students at Notre Dame in developing a strong understanding for traditional architecture in India.
In 2007, Prof. Krusche started the DHARMA (Digital Historic Architectural Research and Material Analysis) research team, specializing in 3D documentation of World Heritage Sites. In 2008,the team started its first major project by documenting four renaissance age major tomb monuments in India, one of them being Taj Mahal. In 2010, she and her team documented the world renowned Roman Forum, Rome, Italy in partnership with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma, Ministry of Heritage and Culture and the Archaeological Service, Rome. A 3D exhibit is being planned as a result of this project in 2013/14 at the forum site. In January 2012, they conducted their second phase of the project, including 3D scanning of Akbar's and Itmud-ud-daulah's tomb in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India. The proposal is extended to start a Yamuna River front study for this area in the next four years. Both projects are being planned in partnership with the World Heritage Center of UNESCO.
Prof. Krusche co-authored a book with Vinayak Bharne titled Rediscovering the Hindu Temple, Cambridge Scholars Press, forthcoming fall 2012.
Areas of Expertise
- Ancient Roman Architecture
- Architectural Illustration
- Architectural Technology
- Historic Preservation
- Sacred Architecture
Recently Taught Courses
ARCH 41121 Design VI
ARCH 41111 Design V
ARCH 50411 Research & Documentation of Historic Buildings
ARCH 57421 Special Studies: Documentation and Preservation of World Heritage
ARCH 60511 Structures I