Prof. KT Ravindran
Prof. KT Ravindran has been a long standing collaborator of Charles Correa in various capacities and fora both national and international. He is an Urban Designer practicing from Delhi. He is Member Governing Council, Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Advisory Committee and Convener Delhi Chapter, INTACH. He is Trustee, The Madhavan Nayar Foundation, Kochi. He was Member of the Advisory Board for the United Nations Capital Master Plan, New York for renovating and refurbishing the original 1939 building and the campus, reporting directly to the Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon.
He was Consultant to the President of India. As consultant to UNESCO he worked on the Mission Report for UNESCO for the heritage city of Fort Kochi. He taught Urban Design for three decades in School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. He was Dean and Senior Academic Advisor, RICS School of Built Environment for 7 years. He was Founding President of the Institute of Urban Designers India. He was the former Chairman-Delhi Urban Art Commission, Member Heritage Conservation Committee Delhi, Member National Advisory Committee on HRIDAY cities, Mentor for Smart City Mission on Public Open spaces.
He was Member of the Committee to locate the alternative for new Capital location for the State of Andhra Pradesh and was Member of International Jury for its Capital Complex and subsequently led the Expert Committee for Balanced Regional Growth of AP State. He was formerly Vice Chairman of the Environmental Impact Assessment Committee, Government of India for two terms. His most recent work was the preparation of Resilient Urban Design Framework for Low Income State Housing in Tamil Nadu for the World Bank.
He has travelled extensively across the world and with his experience of over 54 years of professional practice Ravindran has been a member of juries for a large number of competitions in Urban design Nationally and Internationally. His current practice includes design of green-field cities, cultural buildings, memorials, adaptive reuse, Urban Conservation. He was also member of Unnayan Kolkata an NGO working with the low income communities in East Kolkata and rural contexts for two years. His works and research are published in journals and books internationally. He has consistently pursued Sustainability, Indigenous Urban Design and Urban Conservation, championing the causes in multiple international forums and academia.