Architecture is positioned at a distinctive instant in time where history & modernity are juxtaposed; yet language of this amalgamation is heavily debated. Faced with an ever-increasing attention on global order and modern tools for architectural enquiry, it is crucial to carry along learnings from history, vernacular and traditional knowledge; so that a rich amalgamation of tradition and technology of 21st century can be arrived at. The pedagogy at IDEA is to expose the students to all such tools; ancient & contemporary and let them choose for themselves for a holistic growth. We strongly believe in the process of learning then teaching; which let our students attain the age of imaginative enquiry & architectural engagement at their own pace.