Associate Prof. Krupali Uplekar Krusche is the present Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work and Academic Director Rome Studies Program and of DHARMA (Digital Historic Architectural Research and Material Analysis) research team. She teaches architectural design and historic preservation at the School of Architecture. Since 2007 she has founded and directs DHARMA research specializing in 3D documentation of World Heritage Sites. Since 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 partnership with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). In 2010, she and her team started documenting the world renowned Roman Forum 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 and International Conference, 'The Digital Future of World Heritage' was conducted in partnership of United States Embassy to Italy, NASA, UNESCO and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in 2014. Both projects are part of the four year agreement with the World Heritage Center of UNESCO. A book with two volumes on the Roman Forum is forthcoming.
Her latest project started recently in Nov 2016, is documenting the Belvedere at the Vatican in collaboration with the Chief Architect at the Vatican Museums and the Sovrintendenza Beni Architettonici.
Prof. Krusche co-authored a book with Vinayak Bharne titled Rediscovering the Hindu Temple, Cambridge Scholars Press, fall 2012.
Prof. Krusche received her PhD from Technical University Dresden, and Master's from Dessau, where the Bauhaus architecture first originated. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Bombay University, India.
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