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Prof. Dr. Gaurav Raheja

Prof. Dr. Gaurav Raheja
Lupe
Guest Researcher

Technische Universität Berlin
School VI: Planning Building Environment
Department of Sociology

Fraunhoferstraße 33-36
Sekretariatszeichen FH 9-1
10587 Berlin
Germany

gr.iitroorkee@gmail.com
Tel.: 22811
Room: 812
Website: https://www.iitr.ac.in/departments/AR/pages/People+Faculty+grdesfap.html

Research Interests

  • Design for Human Inclusion
  • Universal Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Design Pedagogy
  • Sustainable Design
Education
2008
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
PhD Thesis: Enabling Environments fort he Mobility Impaired in Rural Areas

2002
Masters of Architecture (M.Arch.) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
Masters Thesis: Designing for the Disabled
2000
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India
Professional Experience since 2006
Since
2018

Co-Cordinator, Design Innovation Center at IIT Roorkee, India
Since
2014
Associate Professor at IIT Roorkee, India
2006
2014

Assistant Professor at IIT Roorkee, India
2007
2012

Institute Architect at IIT Roorkee, India
International Experience
2019
Visiting Scholar at the Department for Sociology at TU Berlin, Germany
Since 2018
DAAD Research Ambassador for the India and South Asia Region by the DAAD(German Academic Exchange Service)
2017
Fellowship for the International Summer School, B_CON 2017 Bio-inspired Concepts for the Built Environment at Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture, TU Dresden, Germany, funded by the Excellence Initiative of Federal Republic of Germany
2017
Visiting Scholar at the Department for Sociology at TU Berlin, Germany
2016
Visiting Scholar at the TU Dresden & TU Berlin, Germany
2016
Visiting Professor at INEAST School of Advanced Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
2016
Selected as an expert for Indo German Symposium on ‘Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunities to be held at Berlin, Germany
2015–2016 
DAAD Science Tour Scholar 2016 as one among the 30 International, scholars for the theme, City of the Future for Sustainable Development
2014
Scholarship by the German Excellence Initiative for International Summer School on Smart cities, titled SynCity at TU Dresden, Germany
2013– 2014 
DAAD Fellowship as a Student Mentor under DAAD IIT Master Sandwich Programme to TU Dresden, Germany
Achievements, Recognitions, Honours & Awards
2019
Curated an Indo German Seminar on Bauhaus @100, at the German Embassy, New Delhi and IIT Roorkee with funding from German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) and DAAD
2019
Winner of a National Design Competition for National Trophy Design for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), organised by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (March 2019)
2018
Advisory Role as an Expert in the preparation Preparation of Revised Cabinet Note for the inception of National Institute of Universal Design by Government of India
2017
Best Research Paper Award (jointly as co-author with Ms. Smriti Saraswat) at the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment at Deptartment of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee, India
2016
Letter of Appreciation by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for conducting Access Audits of prestigious Government Buildings including Central Secretariat (North Block, South Block), IGI International Airport and New Delhi Railway Station
2016
Empaneled as an Accessibility Consultant by Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India under Accessible India Campaign
2015
Invited as an Accessibility Consultant for Access Audit of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), New Delhi, India
2011
Developed, Published and Copyrighted Universal Design India Principles (UDIP), 2011. Copyrighted alongwith eight authors and registered at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad led by Prof. Abir Mullick from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA
2011
Birla White Yuva Ratna Award for being a Faculty Mentor of the Award winning design competition at National Level
2010
Mphasis Universal Design Award by National Centre for Promotion and Employment of Persons with Disabilities (NCPEDP) for Research and Professional contributions to accessibility design and planning for persons with disabilities
2002
Doctoral Research Fellowship at IIT Roorkee by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India
Projects (Selection)
2018–2021
Co-PI, Establishment of Design Innovation Center at IIT Roorkee funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development
2018–2020
Master Consultancy for Zonal Development Plan (ZDP) for Patna Metropolitan Area (PMA) (as CO-PI)
2018–2019
Co-PI, Course Modules on Architectural Education in the 21st Century as National Resource Center on Architecture, funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
2018
Feasibility Study of Second Staircases in Existing Blocks of Palm Hills, Emerald Floor Premier and Palm Terraces Select, Gurgaon, India
2017–2018
P.I., Organisation of a GIAN Course on Universal Design and Accessibility Planning: An interdisciplinary approach to inclusive environments, Prof. Korydon Smith, IDeA Center, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
2017
Access Audit of Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi for Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
2016–2017
Co-PI, Comprehensive Capacity Building Program for AMRUT and Smart City Mission Cities sponsored by Ministry of Urban Development and The World Bank (as CO-PI)
2015–2016
Access audit of prestigious and significant National Projects like New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Airport Terminals (1D, 1C & T3), North Block, Central Secretariat (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs), South Block (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of External Affairs), Central Secretariat, New Delhi, India
2015
Access audit of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), New Delhi, India
2013–2014
Conservation and on site execution of Guest Portion of a Colonial heritage building – Director’s Lodge at IIT Roorkee campus, India
2009–2014
Access Audits and Retrofitting Designs for Barrier Free Campus of IIT Roorkee (Roorkee), JawaharLal Nehru University (JNU) (New Delhi) and of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) (Mumbai)
2010–2011
Third Party Quality Audit of Streetscaping and Beautification of Mehrauli Badarpur Road under Zone M-1 of Delhi Public Works Department (PWD) constructed during Commonwealth Games held at New Delhi, India
2010–2011
Third Party Quality Audit of Retro Reflective Road Signage of major streets of New Delhi under Public Works Department (PWD), Germany

Publications

Books

Raheja, Gaurav (2016), Enabling Environments for the Mobility Impaired in the Rural Areas: An Inclusive Design Approach to Rural Context, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Raheja Gaurav (Ed.), 2017, Design for All, A publication of Design for All Institute of India, June 2017, Vol. 12, No. 6.

Peer Reviewed

Bahga, S., & Raheja, G. (2018), An account of critical regionalism in diverse building types in postcolonial Indian architecture, Frontiers of Architectural Research, 7(4), 473-496.

Kumar, G., Raheja, G., (2016) “Design Determinants of Building Envelope for Sustainable Built Environment”, International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Volume 3 Issue 2 : 111-118, E-ISSN 2289-8948.

 Raheja, Gaurav (2016), Accessibility :Towards the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Yojana, a journal of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Raheja, Gaurav, Suryawanshi, S., Jaiswal, S. (2015), Universal Design for Urban Futures in India, Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai, April, 2015.

Bagha, S., Raheja, G. (2014), Role of Monuments in Le Corbusier’s Capitol, Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai, September, 2014.

Brar, T., Munoth, N., Raheja, G.,(2013), Issues of Sustainable Redevelopment of City Core: A Study Of Developed And Developing Countries, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series A

Raheja, Gaurav (2013), Strategic model of rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities in rural areas, International Journal of Disability Studies, Society of Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, New Delhi, Pp 25‐34, Vol. V & VI.

Raheja, Gaurav (2012), Research design for enabling environments for rural disabled, Spandrel, an International peer reviewed journal of School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Spring 2012, Pp 72 ‐ 81.

Raheja, Gaurav (2011), Universal Design India Principles: The Scope of its implementation, Design for All, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2011, A publication of Design for All Institute of India.

Kaur, A., Raheja, G., Kapoor, N. (2011), Bamboo gets a new identity in the world of Construction, Architecture, Time, Space and People, Council of Architecture, India

Raheja Gaurav, Kulkarni, S.Y., Handa, S C (2007), Enablement by Universal Design, A BI Annual International Journal of Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies (ABACUS), BITS Ranchi, Vol.2, No.2 Pp 31 – 37.

Book Chapters

Raheja, Gaurav, Tyagi, Megha (2016), Mobility experience of persons with visual impairments in Indian railway station environments, Universal Design 2016: Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD 2016), York, United Kingdom, August 21–24, 2016, Pp 601 - 611.

Saraswat, Smriti, Raheja, Gaurav (2015), Craft: A Narrative Barometer for Interior-Architecture Specific Focus on Stone Crafts in Religious Buildings of India, ICoRD 15,Research into Design across boundaries, Amaresh Chakrabarti (Ed.)Volume, Theory,Research Methodology, Aesthetics, Human Factors and Education, Springer India, 2015, ISSN 2190-3018, Pp 343-362.

Raheja,G., Suryawanshi, S., (2014), Inclusive Strategies for Universal Access in Educational campus environments in a book titled Inclusive Desiging, Joining Usability, Accessibility and Inclusion, Springer Publications, 2014, UK as proceedings of an international conference titled 7th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology held during March, 2014 at Cambridge University, UK.

Raheja, Gaurav, Suryawanshi, Smita (2014), Inclusive Informal Campus Spaces through Universal Design India Principles, Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity H. Caltenco et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, Amsterdam, Assistive Technology Research Series, ISSN 1383-813X, Pp 195-203. (Universal Design 2014 conference held at Lund University, Sweden)

Raheja, Gaurav, Jaiswal, Swapneel (2014), Universal Design for Indian Public Transportation Systems, Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity H. Caltenco et al. (Eds.), IOS Press, Amsterdam, Assistive Technology Research Series, ISSN 1383-813X, Pp 441-442. (Universal Design 2014 conference held at Lund University, Sweden)

Raheja Gaurav, Kulkarni, S.Y., 2005: Design Approach for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities in a report of an Orientation Programme on Vocational Education for Key Functionaries working in the Field of ETR of Persons with Disabilities held at by PSSCIVE (NCERT), Bhopal Pp 46‐50.

Raheja Gaurav, Kulkarni, S.Y., 2005 : Barrier Free Environment : The Pathway to Accessibility, An Orientation Guide for Promotion of Vocational Education published by PSSCIVE (NCERT), Bhopal.

Conference Research Papers

Raheja, G., Sinha, T., (2018), Navigation and Wayfinding for Persons with Visual Impairments in Indian Metro Stations, 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transportation of Elderly and Disabled, TRANSED 2018, Taipei.

Raheja, G., Buys, L., Iram (2018), Cross Cultural Paradigms of Inclusive Street Mobility in Smart City Contexts, 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transportation of Elderly and Disabled, TRANSED 2018, Taipei.

Raheja, G., Reddy, R., (2018), Age Friendly Urban Public Spaces Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Futures, 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transportation of Elderly and Disabled,TRANSED 2018, Taipei.

Saraswat, Smriti, Raheja, Gaurav, Mayuresh, Gautam (2017), Documenting, Preserving and Revitalising the Art, Craft and Interior Architecture of Almora (Uttarakhand), ICOMOS 2017

Saraswat, Smriti, Raheja, Gaurav, (2017), Documenting the Cultural-Creative Industries of Uttarakhand: Specific Focus on the Space Making Crafts of Almora, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environments, 2017, IIT Roorkee.

Raheja, Gaurav, Borgmann, Katharina (2016), Urban Transformations in Left Over Spaces: Explorations through a space syntax perspective, IFKAD 2016, T U Dresden, International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics 11th edition, Towards a New Architecture of Knowledge: Big Data, Culture and Creativity, Dresden, Germany

Raheja, Gaurav, Kumar Dhiraj, Sinha, Trisha (2015)Accessibility of Small Town Market Streets In India, 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons, TRANSED, July 2015, Lisbon.

Raheja, Gaurav, Kiran, S., Sharma, U., Garg, R., Ramachandra, A.,(2015)Universal Design Strategies For Inclusive Riverfront Development In India,14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons, TRANSED, July 2015, Lisbon.

Raheja, Gaurav,Ahmed, Faraz,(2015) Inclusive Street Design In A Mixed Landuse Neighbourhood,14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons, TRANSED, July 2015, Lisbon.

Raheja, Gaurav, Jaiswal, Swapneel, (2015), Inclusive Tourism For Pligrimage Towns of India, 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons, TRANSED, July 2015, Lisbon.

Raheja, Gaurav, Borgmann, Katharina, Pillai, Sangeeth. (2015) Urban Transformation in Left over Spaces : A Case of Dilli Haat, The Tenth Space Syntax Symposium, UCL, London.

Raheja, Gaurav, Srivastava, A., Tyagi, M., Javaid, S. (2015), Simulation and Experiential Learning in Universal Design, International Conference on Universal Design and Development, 2015, jointly organized by DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore and British Council, March 13 – 15, 2015.

Kumar, G., Raheja, G., (2013) Role of building Envelope Design in Sustainable Built Form, International Conference on Materials, Architecture and Engineering Technology, Beijing, China, December 2013, in Proceedings of Destec Publications, USA

Raheja, Gaurav (2012), Enabling Rural Environments – A sustainable Universal Design approach, The 4th International Conference for Universal Design in Fukuoka, Japan, organized by International Association for Universal Design, Japan, October 12 – 14, 2012.

Raheja, Gaurav (2012), Developing Methodology For Accessibility Research In Rural Environments, 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons, TRANSED, September 2012, New Delhi.

Khare, R., Mullick, A., Raheja, G. (2012), Universal Design India Principles @ 2011 :A collaborative process of developing design principles, 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons, TRANSED, September 2012, New Delhi.

Raheja, Gaurav (2011), Approach to Barrier Free Environments in Rural Areas, National Convention on Disability, Human Rights and Social Justice in India, A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna, Pp 20‐24.

Raheja, Gaurav (2011), Roorkee School for the Deaf: A Role Model in Special Education, National Workshop on Disability and Inclusive Education, Bangarpet (Kolar), Karnataka, India.

Raheja, Gaurav (2010), Disabling Barriers to Access Water and Sanitation Facilities in Rural Environments, National Symposium on Accessibility of Water and Sanitation for Persons with Disabilities in India, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Pp 18‐32.

Raheja, Gaurav (2010), Researching Accessibility Issues for Persons with Disabilities in Rural Areas, National Congress on Road designs and accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Rural and Hilly Areas at Chandigarh. India, Pp 8‐13.

Raheja, Gaurav (2008), Curriculum Development with Universal Design, A Holistic Approach to Create Barrier Free Environments, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and School of Planning and Architecture at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Research Articles

Raheja, Gaurav (2010), Researching Accessibility Issues for the Mobility Impaired in the Rural Context, The Voice of Family of Disabled‐India’s first magazine on Disabilities, Vol.XIX No.4,Pp27‐29.

Raheja, Gaurav, 2006, Universal Design : The Integrated Approach, a research article written for the Web Content Development of Svayam – a Corporate Social Responsibility of Jindal Saw Limited, (JSL) New Delhi.

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