Rahul Mehrotra MAUD ’87 Recognized for Several Accomplishments

Professor of Urban Design and Planning Rahul Mehrotra’s MAUD ’87 library project in India at the School of architecture in Abad was featured in Architectural Record. RMA’s library is the first building on the CEPT campus not designed by Balkrishna Doshi, the school’s founder. It defers to the earlier brick-and-concrete- buildings but distinguishes itself with a much lighter facade made up primarily of operable wood louvers. For more click here and here for a video.

He has been invited to give a presentation at the Venice Biennale “Freespace” Exhibition. “Freespace”—the event will feature the main exhibition in the Central Pavilion of the Giardini and the Arsenale featuring work by 71 participants, while two Special Sections will feature a total of 29 further participants. Elsewhere, 65 national pavilions will present contributions from around the world. For a full list of architects participating click here.

Also, he is curating exhibition “State of Housing – Aspirations, Imaginaries, and Realities in India” in Mumbai. The exhibition will bring together the varied interests and perspectives as well as a spectrum of stakeholders and actors that are all critical in understanding Housing in India. For more click here. In addition, Rahul is curating conference in Mumbai “Housing in the Emerging Urban India,” this conference is related to the exhibition he is curating in Mumbai “State of Housing – Aspirations, Imaginaries and Realities in India.” Click here for more.