Prince of Wales Visitor Centre. Photo Credit: Rajesh Vora.

Lecture: Rahul Mehrotra

March 18, 2013
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Rahul Mehrotra is a practicing architect who works in Mumbai, as well as professor and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he is a member of the steering committee of the South Asia Initiative.

Mehrotra's practice, RMA Architects (founded in 1990), has executed a range of projects across India that have engaged many issues, multiple constituencies, and varying scales, from interior design and architecture to urban design, conservation, and planning. As trustee of the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) and Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR), both based in Mumbai, he continues to be actively involved as an activist in the civic and urban affairs of the city.

Mehrotra has written and lectured extensively on architecture, conservation, and urban planning. He has written, co-authored, and edited a vast repertoire of books on Mumbai, its urban history, and its historic buildings, public spaces, and planning processes.

He is a member of the steering committee of the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture and currently serves on the governing board of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.