Architect Surinder Bhaga
Founder, Saakaar Foundation (1984) & has been awarded Sir M Visveswaraya Award
Architect Surinder Bahga founder Saakaar Foundation ” in Chandigarh in 1984.
Mr. Bahga was given Sir M. Visveswaraya Award in 1995 by HUDCO for energy-efficient housing design.
His Baptist Church at Chandigarh is selected by Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources and TERI as one of the best 41 energy-efficient buildings in India.
Awarded with Michael Ventris Award from Architectural Association, London.
He has co-authored three books namely “New Indian Homes” and “Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret”
Chairman of IIA, Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter for two terms (2008-2012).
Chairman of IIA Publication Board and Editor of Journal of Indian Institute of Architects from January 2013 to May, 2015.
Councillor in Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for the term 2012-16.
Chairman of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s Committee for “Buildings & Roads”. member of Advisory Committee of India’s Home Minister on Union Territories. Head of Chandigarh Sub-Chapter of FSAI and Chairman of GEM Chandigarh Chapter.