NEW DELHI, June 6 -- An institution is envisioned for a long time to come; it is the legacy of the founders to posterity. A lot of thought goes in to articulating the philosophy and values in the formulation of an institution, which defines how the culture of the institution will develop.

The architect gives a form to the buildings that embody the values while taking care of all the functional considerations. Typically an institution has a hierarchy of spaces. There are spaces that relate to the outside world - the entrance, the lobby, the appearance of the building. There are spaces for congregation - lecture halls, auditoriums, playgrounds, assembly areas, and cafeteria. There are places for specific events - classrooms, laboratories, li...