The Pearl Academy of Fashion in Jaipur is a campus, which by virtue of its design is geared towards creating an environmentally responsive passive habitat. The institute creates interactive spaces by multifunctional zones, which blend the interior with the exterior. The challenge to build a progressive design institute requires addressing the new generation, contemporary social condition and need to be inspired by tradition, in order to be inspirational to the contemporary sensibility of the modern-day design student. The materials used for construction are a mix of local stone, steel, glass, and concrete chosen keeping in mind the climatic needs of the region while retaining the progressive design intent. Energy efficiency is a prime concern and the institute is 100% self sufficient in terms of captive power and water supply.