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Workshops & Mentorship

At GRIT, Dr. Sruthi Atmakur-Javdekar offers professional development workshops about all things related to environmental psychology, human-centered architectural design, urban design and planning, community development, landscape architecture and children’s environments.

The following workshops are open to students and professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, environmental psychology, urban design, urban planning, and urban studies. 


Introduction to Environmental Psychology

In-person and web-based

Child-centric design and planning

in-person and web-based

Children's Ecologies

In-person and web-based

How to write a research proposal?


Methodology and Methods in Research


One-on-one mentorship for PhD candidates

In-person and web-based

These workshops are taught and facilitated by Dr. Sruthi outside of regular university based-programs and aim at equipping learners with knowledge beyond their college and training curriculums to help build a bridge between industry and academia.

Write to our founder at to sign up for a lesson with her!

Below is a list of our past workshops:

Play Diversity: Guidelines for designing play environments for young children. (June 2022)

Dr. Sruthi Atmakur-Javdekar.

Expert speaker and facilitator for faculty of Indian architecture schools at Council of Architecture – Training Research Center’s (COA-TRC) Online Training Program titled, ‘Child Psychology and Child Centric Design’, India.


Student Mentorships

In the real-estate industry, balancing creative aspects of form and design with a research-oriented approach is an essential skill, and student mentorship plays a key role to nurture this balance.

Get in touch with us to book a personal mentorship session by Dr. Sruthi Atmakur-Javdekar.

Below are Dr. Sruthi’s current mentees:

  • Research project mentorship for Ms. Richa Lamba investigating landscapes responsive to human well-being (July 2022 – Ongoing).

  • Doctoral education guidance for Ms. Priya R. Khatavkar studying children’s play in urban areas from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India (April 2022 – Ongoing)

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