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Gaurav Raheja
Head Of Department
gaurav.raheja[at]ar.iitr.ac.in
Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee
+91-9412025455
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Research
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Research Interests
Universal Design, Design for Disabled, Ageing & Children, Inclusive Mobility, Urban Futures, Accessibility and Inclusion, Contemporary World Architecture, Design Thinking, Visual Communication, Design Theory and Pedagogy, Social Research Methods, Demography & Diversity, Social Sustainability , Environment Behaviour Studies, Public Spaces, Urban Design
BioSketch
Educational Details
IIT Roorkee
2008
Ph.D., Enabling Environments for the Mobility Impaired in Rural Areas
IIT Roorkee
2002
Master of Architecture, Designing for the Disabled
P T U Jalandhar
2000
B.Architecture, Architecture
Professional Background
Lecturer
01 Jan 2006 - 01 Jan 2009
IIT Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Design Innovation Center 01 Jan 2018 INR 10 Crores Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Prof. Appurba Kumar Sharma, Prof. Inderdeep Singh, Prof. Sanjeev Manhas, Prof. Rajat Aggarwal
An International Symposium on Bauhaus@100, Design:Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 01 Jan 2019 INR 10 Lacs German Center of Research & Innovation (DWIH)
Universal Design and Accessibility Planning:An interdisciplinary approach to inclusive environment 01 Jan 2018 INR 5.44 Lacs Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Prof. Korydon Smith, IDEA Center, SUNY Buffalo, USA




Books

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.

Publications

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.

Honors And Awards
Honors
Copyright at NID, Ahmedabad
2011
Authored Universal Design India Principles (with 8 other authors)
Technische Universitat Berlin
2019
DAAD Bilateral Exchange Fellowship 2019
German Center for Research and Innovation
2019
Curated & Organised 100 years of Bauhaus titled Bauhaus @ 100, Design:Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
NCPEDP, New Delhi
2010
Universal Design Award
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
2019
Citation as Winner of a National Design Competition for ARIIA Trophy Design
MSJE, New Delhi
2010
Member of Screening Committee for National Disability Award
DAAD
2018
Felicitated and Appointed as DAAD Research Ambassador for the India and South Asia Region
Ministry of Urban Development, New Delhi
2009
Member of Review Committee for Accessibility Standards
Chair of Urban Health Games, T U Darmstadt, Germany
2018
Keynote Speaker in a DFG funded International Conference on Universal Design for Mobility Hubs
Birla White
2009
Yuva Ratna Award as Faculty Guide
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
2002
Doctoral Research Fellowship
Institute for Sociologie at Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
2017
Guest Research Fellowship
Chair of Knowledge Architecture, T U Dresden, Germany
2017
Fellowship for an International Summer School, B_CON (Bio-inspired Concepts for Built Environment)
Government of India
2016
Letter of Appreciation by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
T U Darmstadt, Germany
2016
DAAD Bilateral Exchange Fellowship
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
2016
Empanelled as an Accessibility Consultant by Department of Disability Affairs
DAAD, Bonn, Germany
2016
Selected for the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD )Science Tour Scholar
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
2015
Invited as an Accessibility Consultant for Access Audit of Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi
Technical University of Dresden, Germany
2014
Scholarship by the German Excellence Initiative for International Summer School on SynCity
IIT Bombay
2002
25th All India Rank (97.4 percentile) in CEED (Common Entrance Exam in Design)
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Group Discussion ( AR 416 )
Spring
Universal Design and Accessibility Planning ( ARN 632 )
Spring
Building Construction - III ( AR 204 )
Spring
Barrier Free Environment for Transport Infrastructure ( CTN 504 )
Autumn
Principles of Architecture ( AR 106 )
Spring
Contemporary Architecture: Theories and Trends ( ARN 603 )
Autumn
Architecture Design ( AR 102 )
Spring
ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO ( ARN 401 )
Autumn
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ( ARN 202 )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Visual and Thermal Comfort Evaluation of School Classrooms for Fenestration Design
01 Jan 2012 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Gireendra Kumar
Accessibility Assessment Framework for Inclusive Technical Educational Campuses in India
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Smita Suryawanshi
Urban core revitalization of Ajmer city
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Other Supervisors: Dr. R K Jain, Scholar: Navneet Munoth
Inclusive Mobility for Elderly in an Indian Pilgrimage City
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Other Supervisors: -, Scholar: Swapneel Jaiswal
Critical Regionalism in Contemporary Indian Architecture
01 Jan 2014 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Sanyam Bahga
Children’s Independent Mobility in Urban Neighborhoods of India
01 Jan 2016 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Megha Tyagi
Universal Design for Ageing and Functional Independence in Urban Housing Contexts
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Iram
Pedagogy of Structures in Architectural Design Education
01 Jan 2015 - Present
Other Supervisors: Dr. Sanjay Chikermane, Scholar: Prabhjot Singh Sugga
Frameworks for Interventions in Space Making Crafts of Uttarakhand
01 Jan 2013 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Smriti Saraswat
Associate Scholars
Smita S. Suryawanshi
Architecture, Music
Divyang Purkayastha
IIT Roorkee
Inclusive Design, Design Thinking, Architecture
Swapneel Jaiswal
Accessibility, Barrier Free Transport
Miscellaneous
Events
Effective Teaching; Cooperative Learning, Effective Faculty Development, Outcomes based education
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Indo US Faculty Leadership Programme
Barrier Free Environments, Short Term Course (1 week)
01 Jan 2011 - Present
QIP Centre, IIT Roorkee
Universal Design in Architecture and Interior Design
01 Jan 2014 - Present
Animation Basics
07 Jul 2020 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Universal Design India Research
01 Jan 2014 - Present
SANSADHAN HACKATHON
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Building Energy Simulation Awareness Workshop
01 Jan 2008 - Present
USAID, BEE, Continuing Education, IIT Roorkee
Visits
T U Berlin
2019-01-01
Bilateral Exchange Fellowship
SPA, Bhopal
2011-01-01
Jury on Universal Design
Technical University of Dresden, Germany
2020-07-07
Indian Mentor under DAAD - MSP programme
Tokyo Technical College, Tokyo
2020-07-07
Professional visit
Hafencity University, Hamburg
2019-01-01
Collaborative Discussions with City Science Lab
BVB, Hubli
2011-01-01
Guest of Honour, Annual NASA Convention
T U Berlin
2020-07-07
2019, DAAD Bilateral Exchange Fellowship
IIT Kanpur
2019-01-01
Guest of Honour, International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Leibniz Hannover University, Hannover
2019-01-01
Collaborative Discussions with Prof. Margarita Buchert
Royal College of Arts, London, UK
2015-01-01
Collaborative Discussions with Prof. Rama Gheerawoo, Director, Helen Hamlyn Center for Design
IIM Bangalore
2019-01-01
Inclusive Education Seminar
University College London, UK
2015-01-01
10th International Space Syntax Symposium
T U Darmstadt, Germany
2018-01-01
Keynote Address in Universal Design for Mobility Hubs
University of Duisburg, Germany
2016-01-01
Visiting Researcher / Professor
Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
2018-01-01
Design Studio Pedagogy, Contemporary Architecture
Center for Excellence in Universal Design, Dublin, Ireland
2015-01-01
Meeting with Prof. Gerald Craddock, Director, CEUD
T U Dresden, Germany
2017-01-01
CHAIR OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH CARE BUILDINGS AND DESIGN
Lund University, Sweden
2014-01-01
International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2014
SPA, New Delhi
2019-01-01
Design Jury for B.Arch. - IInd year
Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
2014-01-01
Study of Modernism / Contemporary Architecture
Technical University of Vienna, Austria
2013-01-01
Design Studio Pedagogy
Administrative Positions
Associate Manager
01 Jan 2010 - Present
Anushruti
Head
02 Jun 2022 - Present
Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee
Professor Incharge, Inclusion and Accessibility Services (IAS)
01 Feb 2021 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Institute Architect
01 Jan 2008 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Staff Advisor
01 Jan 2009 - Present
Fine Arts Section, Hobbies Club, IITR
O C Building Maintenance
01 Jan 2011 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Staff Advisor
01 Jan 2009 - 01 Jan 2011
Music Section, Cultural Council, IITR
O C Workshop
01 Jan 2008 - Present
Dept. of Arch. & Plng., IIT Roorkee
O C Examinations
01 Jan 2006 - 01 Jan 2009
IIT Roorkee