SSAA has associated with a number of international universities and institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, AA School London, University of Bath, Deakin University, Illinois Institute of Technology ,Chicago; Lawrence Technological University, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki; Oxford Brookes’ University, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, USA; The Schumacher Institute, Bristol, UK; University of British Columbia, University of Melbourne, University of Montreal, University of Virginia and University of York. The School is an affiliate member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), USA. These international relationships ensure that SSAA is always in dialogue with the world design community.
Some of the activities taken up jointly with some of the associated universities in the past include:
Ansal University collaborated with Deakin University, Australia, for students to build understanding of the dynamics of culture and methodological teaching. The collaboration was not only striving for progressive learning, but seeking to exchange ideas to improve pedagogy. Recently, SSAA collaborated to organise iDiDe 2013 – Intercultural Dialogue through Design. iDiDe is an initiative from Deakin University to conduct workshops in various international universities. Universities from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri-Lanka participated in this workshop.
University Workshop Detroit, USA-based Lawrence Technological University, in conjunction with SSAA, Ansal University, coordinated a weeklong workshop on Digital Fabrication and Parametric to Adopt Building Materials for Vernacular Techniques. SSAA continues to engage its students to use software and advanced machineries for the craft of design development. SSAA aims to break barriers to advance in design development and assists its students in succeeding in architectural education and training.
Sushant School of Art and Architecture conducted a Design + Build Workshop with renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. The workshop was focused on building techniques that aim to bridge the anachronistic with the contemporaneous forms of Architecture. It consisted of several transformations of existing architectural and cultural precedents into contemporary architecture.