- Design for Human Inclusion
- Universal Design
- Visual Communication
- Design Pedagogy
- Sustainable Design, Urban Futures
|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||Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) from
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India Master Thesis:
Designing for the Disabled |
|2000||Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) form
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India |
Innovation Center at IIT Roorkee,
|2019–present ||Professor of Architecture at
IIT Roorkee, India|
|2014–2019 ||Associate Professor
at IIT Roorkee, India|
|Assistant Professor at IIT
|Institute Architect at IIT
at the Institute of Sociology at TU Berlin,
|Since 2018||DAAD Research Ambassador
for the India and South Asia Region by the DAAD(German Academic
|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
|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,
|2016||Selected as an expert for Indo
German Symposium on ‘Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunities to
be held at Berlin, Germany|
Science Tour Scholar 2016 as one among the 30 International, scholars
for the theme, City of the Future for Sustainable
|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
|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
|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
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
|2015||Invited as an Accessibility
Consultant for Access Audit of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), New
|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
|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
|2002||Doctoral Research Fellowship at
IIT Roorkee by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD),
24||Project Leader (India) and Action Speaker
(Action 5), Global Center of Spatial
Methods for Social Sustainability (GCSMUS) in association
with Prof. Nina Baur & Prof. Angela Million,
Technische Universitat Berlin.|
– 22||PI, Campus
Accessibility and Inclusion of Diversity (C-AID), IIT Roorkee funded
as Institute Funded Project (IFP) (INR 2.25
Indo German Symposium on 100
years of Bauhaus funded by German Centre for Researcg abd
Innovation (DWIH), New Delhi (INR 1 Milion)|
– 21||Co-PI, Establishment
of Design Innovation Center at IIT Roorkee funded by
Ministry of Human Resource Development (Project Cost: INR 10
P.I., Development of One Week
NPTEL Course Modules on Universal Design and Accessibility
Planning (Ongoing) (INR 0.15
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|
18||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 (INR 0.544
of Design Innovation Center at IIT Roorkee funded by Ministry of Human
Consultancy for Zonal Development Plan (ZDP) for Patna Metropolitan
Area (PMA) (as 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|
Study of Second Staircases in Existing Blocks of Palm Hills, Emerald
Floor Premier and Palm Terraces Select, Gurgaon,
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,
2017||Access Audit of Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi for
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of
Comprehensive Capacity Building Program for AMRUT and Smart City
Mission Cities sponsored by Ministry of Urban Development and The
World Bank (as CO-PI)|
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,
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.
Tyagi, M., & Raheja, G. (2020). Indian parents’ perception of children's independent mobility in urban neighbourhoods: a case study of Delhi. Children's Geographies, 1-17.
Bahga, S., & Raheja, G. (2020). Complexities of practicing architectural regionalism in India: An interview study. Frontiers of Architectural Research.
Sugga, Prabhjot, Raheja, Gaurav, Chikermane, Sanjay (2020), Integration of Structures in Students’ Design solutions: A tool for Assessment, International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, EISSN No. 2289- 8948
Bahga, Sanyam, Raheja, Gaurav, 2019, A Study of Regional Assertions in the Architecture of Delhi from the 1970s to the present, Buildings 2019, 9(5),108; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9050108 - 01 May 2019 .
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.
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.
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.