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Gaurav Raheja
Gaurav Raheja Associate Professor grdesfap[at]iitr.ac.in +91 - 1332 - 285709
Areas of Interest
  • Universal Design, Visual Communication, Design Pedagogy, Sustainable Design
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014at PresentAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20092014Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20062009LecturerIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Authored Universal Design India Principles (with 8 other authors)Copyright at NID, Ahmedabad2011
Universal Design AwardNCPEDP, New Delhi2010
Member of Screening Committee for National Disability AwardMSJE, New Delhi2010
Member of Review Committee for Accessibility StandardsMinistry of Urban Development, New Delhi2009
Yuva Ratna Award as Faculty GuideBirla White2009
MHRD Fellowship, GOIIIT Roorkee2002
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Enabling Environments for the Mobility Impaired in Rural AreasIIT Roorkee2008
Master of ArchitectureDesigning for the DisabledIIT Roorkee2002
B.ArchitectureArchitectureP T U Jalandhar2000
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2010On GoingAssociate ManagerAnushruti
2008On GoingInstitute ArchitectIIT Roorkee
2009On GoingStaff AdvisorFine Arts Section, Hobbies Club, IITR
2011On GoingO C Building MaintenanceIIT Roorkee
20092011Staff AdvisorMusic Section, Cultural Council, IITR
2008On GoingO C WorkshopDept. of Arch. & Plng., IIT Roorkee
20062009O C ExaminationsIIT Roorkee
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Animation BasicsNID, AhmedabadIIT Roorkee08th to 12
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Group DiscussionAR 416B.Arch. - IV th yearSpring
Building Construction - IIIAR 204B.Arch. - IInd yearSpring
Principles of ArchitectureAR 106B.Arch. - Ist yearSpring
Architecture DesignAR 102B.Arch. - Ist yearSpring
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Smita S. SuryawanshiArchitecture, Music
Swapneel JaiswalAccessibility, Barrier Free Transport
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Universal Design in Indian contextSmita SuryawanshiO1
Energy Efficient Building Envelopes for Indian ClimateGireendra KumarO1
Accessibility in Transportation SystemsSwapneel JaiswalO2013
Affordable Housing for the Urban PoorR K GargO1
Redevelopment of City Core - Ajmer CityNavneet MunothA1
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
SPA, BhopalJury on Universal Design02-03-2011
Technical University of Dresden, GermanyIndian Mentor under DAAD - MSP programme5.12.2013
Tokyo Technical College, TokyoProfessional visit 22.10.2012
BVB, HubliGuest of Honour, Annual NASA Convention17-01-2011
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionCategoryYear
Universal Design in Architecture and Interior DesignDr.MGR School for Speech and Hearing Impaired, ChennaiG2014
Universal Design India ResearchB N C A, PuneI2014
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Effective Teaching; Cooperative Learning, Effective Faculty Development, Outcomes based educationIndo US Faculty Leadership Programme29-06-2009
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Barrier Free Environments, Short Term Course (1 week)QIP Centre, IIT Roorkee01-07-2011
Building Energy Simulation Awareness WorkshopUSAID, BEE, Continuing Education, IIT Roorkee03-08-2008
Books Authored

1. 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.

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

Refereed Journal Papers

1. 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.

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

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

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

5. 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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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. Page 9 of 11

9. 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

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

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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.

6. 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.

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE RESEARCH PAPERS

 

1. Saraswat, Smriti, Raheja, Gaurav, Mayuresh, Gautam (2017), Documenting, Preserving and Revitalising the Art, Craft and Interior Architecture of Almora (Uttarakhand), ICOMOS 2017 (Accepted) Page 10 of 11

2. 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.

3. Raheja, Gaurav, Tyagi, Megha (2016), Mobility experience of persons with visual impairments in Indian railway station environments, Persons with Disabilities held at by PSSCIVE (NCERT), Bhopal Pp 46-50.

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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

12. 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.

13. 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. Page 11 of 11

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.