PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE OF THE DESIGN OF CITIES
In a rapidly changing world, architect Rahul Mehrotra explores new ways to design and plan cities; a task that requires looking beyond the physical and material aspects of architecture to include consideration of the patterns and rituals of life as they influence individuals and urban environments.
Architect and Professor
RMA Architects, Mumbai, India and Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Culture in Vibrant Communities
Rahul Mehrotra is a Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator. His Mumbai-based firm, RMA Architects, was founded in 1990 and has designed and executed projects including government and private institutions, corporate workplaces and private homes, driven by RMA’s commitment to advocacy in the city of Mumbai. In 2018 RMA Architects were awarded the Venice Biennale juror’s ‘Special Mention’ for ‘three projects that address issues of intimacy and empathy, gently diffusing social boundaries and hierarchies’. Mehrotra has written, co-authored and edited an extensive repertoire of books on urban history, historic buildings, public spaces, planning processes and architecture in India.