The Rasa or the character of the building is based on creating a bold and progressive image. A dynamic form which fulfils the diverse functions of the academy was evolved. The Lower floors with large spans accommodate an auditorium; intermediate floors with smaller spans and roof terraces provide for guest rooms.
The top most rooms jutting out contain seminar areas and offices . An 'X' shaped structure of concrete shear walls provides for an economic solution to the complex problem of varying spans at different levels. The building is claded with sandstone. The horizontal bands of the stone are bolted with stainless steel to substructure of concrete which in turn support the vertical stone panels.