The Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design (A.P.I.E.D.) was first founded in 1980 at Vadodara by a group of like minded people who had a collective goal of creating an institute of great repute imparting quality education for the disciplines of Architecture and Interior Design. For this purpose they founded a Trust known as “PARISAR TRUST”. The group of founder trustees included renowned Architects – Late Shri Suryakant Patel and Shri Rasik Shah, Civil Engineers – Shri Mahendra Modi, Shri Prabhudas Patel and a Painter – Late Shri Bhupendra Khakhar and Shri Himatbhai J. Patel. Engineer. After the death of Shri Bhupen Khakhar & Shri Manubhai D. Patel, we have co-opt Shri Rahul Patel and Smt. Kavitaben Patel as Trustee. In the beginning Late Shri Suryakant Patel was designated as Hon.Director at present Shri Nilambhai Patel is working as Hon. Director.
The institute was shifted and established at Vallabh Vidyanagar on 1st August 1984 under the patronage of Late Dr. H.M. Patel who was the Finance Minister of India and Chairman, Charutar Vidya Mandal. The Institute is running under the umbrella of Charutar Vidya Mandal, Vallabh Vidyanagar.
The campus is placed in the serene and congenial educational environment of Vallabh Vidyanagar. It was designed by its mentor; Late Shri Suryakant Patel himself. The college campus is very much an extension of nature, spanned with open courtyards and natural landscapes, which is very conducive to creative learning such as the disciplines of Architecture and Interior Design. It is just the kind of place that stimulates imagination.
The building is equipped with all kinds of facilities like Studios, Workshops, Exhibition areas, Auditorium, Audio-Visual room, general activity spaces for formal and informal activities, Laboratories for various purposes such as Photography, Computers, Climatology and Structures, Material Museum and Library which are updated regularly from time to time.
APIED is located at Vallabh Vidyanagar which is a unique educational township situated 6 kms from the Anand Railway Station. It is also well connected by road to Anand which falls between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat. It is 50 kms from Vadodara and 75 kms from Ahmedabad by road.
A.P.I.E.D. is an affiliated with S.P.University, Self-finance Institution with around 650 students and nearly 32 Full-time, Contract and Visiting Faculty members, run by a body of professional Architects/Interior Designer/Urban Planner. It has a progressive, responsive, democratic, socially conscious academic ideal with an aim to produce professionally qualified ArchitectsInterior Designer/Urban Planner meeting the needs of the society, both in the rural and the urban context.
Recognizing the need for trained professionals in the field of Architecture,Interior Design and Urban Design as in other fields, the objective of the Institute is to train full-fledged Professional Designers, who can work as a member of a team for a large project or as an independent Designer with confidence & ingenuity.
A.P.I.E.D. aspires not only to train competent technocrats but also in increasing students’ sensitivity to the emotional, spiritual & aesthetic dimensions. The students are also equipped to understand the complex societal forces that would increasingly bear on them when they begin their professional life and to cope with them successfully.
We the teaching fraternity, at Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design shall mould students to meet the changing needs of society by providing them with inputs and hands on experiences in relevant technology.
We shall provide an environment conducive to the persuit of excellence in technology so as to enable our students bringout their latent potential capabilities, transforming them into responsive, compentative and innovative technocrats.
We shall to strive to update and use our methodological inputs to enable the teachers to impart knowledge and skill to taught. We shall be fair and honest in our approach to the task in hands.
We shall serve various sectionsof our multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multifarious socio-economic strata of community and society.
Uphold, Attain and set International Standards in providing Technical Education to the young talent of the Gujarat State.
Provide support to indigenous Efforts, Foster, Creativities, expand Reach, Coordinate various Agencies and implement & manage Innovative, relevent and responsive demand driven Courses and Services to all its stakeholders (namely Students, Faculty and Staff members, Industry, management, Parents, Society and Country)
Undertake research Activities and maintain liaison & enter into Collobration with Organizations (National and International) through as well as material resource management plans.
Become a dynamic Institute of change in the society with provenabilities in accordance with set National, International norms of suitable Development.
To add significantly to our enduring civilization tradition of pioneering excellence in learning, knowledge, enlightenment and self-realization, in a Universally relevant context.
We dedicate to the perpetuation of our founders Vision of providing the infrastructure, facilities, operating conditions and overall environments conductive to education of young scholars, along with the desired physical, mental & character building inputs; we firmly renew our commitment to provide value added, globally relevant education with an emphasis on the techno- Management domain, to ensure that our scholars fruitfully exercise their knowledge, skills & values in the global economy.