It was as far back as in 1978 that Dr. K.S. Shadaksharappa said - "It is high time we should conduct our meetings" under our own roof. This fore thought of his and his nature of pursuance enabled us to have our own building called “API Bhavana".
The efforts started in 1978 to get a site allotted to API - Karnataka Chapter. In April, 1998 a Building Sub Committee was formed with all powers to manage the affairs of the building, with Dr. K.S.Shadaksharappa as Chairman, Dr. M. Maiya as the Executive Chairman & Dr. H. S. Hande as Secretary and Treasurer. Dr. M. Maiya took over as the Chairman of the Building Committee after the sad demise of Dr. K.S. Shadaksharappa. At present Dr. A S Kasturi is the chairman & Dr K Ravi as the secretary & Treasurer of the Building committee.
The building was constructed by the funds saved from previous annual conferences held at Bangalore. This is the first Physicians Association building constructed by API in the country.
On 10.4.2002 the foundation stone was laid by the most appropriate person - Dr. K. S. Shadaksharappa in presence of Sri. H.D. Devegowda, former Prime Minister of India. On that occasion, Dr. K.S. Shadaksharappa said- "At last the Day has come - I am happy". All those who were present could not miss to see the tears of joy rolling down over the sunken cheeks of Dr. K.S.Shadaksharappa and appreciated the dedication of "Bhishma Pithamaha" towards A.P.I. It was fortunate that he lived to lay the foundation stone, but it is unfortunate that we missed him for the inauguration of the building, but he had seen the building completed.
On 22.8.2003 the A.P.I. Bhavana was inaugurated by Sri S.M. Krishna, the then Chief Minister and the Auditorium, appropriately named after Dr. K.S. Shadaksharappa was inaugurated by Dr. Malakaraddy, the then Minister for Medical Education.
The building is situated in the center of the city, near Cant’ railway station.The building houses the office of the association of Karnataka Chapter. The auditorium can accommodate three hundred seats. All the academic activities of API (KC) are conducted in this auditorium. MERT conducts its annual CME programme for post graduates in this auditorium. Additional floor was constructed to accomadate t specialty associations academic activities. It has a large dining hall. Post graduate library is situated in the building along with Physicians Club.