The activities undertaken at Centre for Heritage Research (CHR) focus on:
Documentation and Research of Heritage Resources
Design Social Outreach Programs and Initiatives
Repository Based Projects
The projects undertaken in Phase-I are researched by the faculty members and students of School of Environmental Design and Architecture (SEDA) at Navrachana University which are as follows:
Laurie Baker in Vadodara
Architect Laurie baker is known for his cost-effective and sustainable approach to architecture using local materials and building practices. It was in mid-1970's when he was invited by the industrialist Nanubhai Amin to work in Vadodara.
Narrow Gauge Railway Heritage of Vadodara
This project is an ode to an important part of history to the Nation's first Narrow Gauge Railway which began a change in the landscape of India in terms of travel and transport.
Vad (Banyan Tree) of Vadodara
"Vad of Vadodara" is a multi-disciplinary research project under the Heritage
Research Centre, Navrachana University.
Students at School of Environmental Design and Architecture (SEDA) have been documenting various historical settlements in the country. As a way to bring this wealth of information to public domain the Heritage centre has initiated a publication series on the Vernacular Dwelling types of various regions of India.