Center for Study, Conservation, and Development of the Built Heritage

Inspired by the talks of Prof. B.V. Doshi, during his visit to Lucknow, Mansara was started by a group of young architects interested in doing something for the heritage and their city in around 1989. It was formalized as a non-government organization (PAN Number AAAAM6193P) registered under the Registrar of Firms and Societies and registered on Thirteenth December 2002 (Valid upto 2017). The main emphasis of the society is to identify, recognize, and promote the heritage of historic cities by research and outreach activities. It also attempts to offer technical support for the conservation of the same through workshops, training programs, publications, and consultancy. The society is funded by grants, donations, and project funds. Mansara is currently engaged in capacity building, consultancy, and material research. Its services include on-site training, material analysis, and heritage related activities such as documentation and historical research. 

Mansara Brochures 2006 2008, 2014.