Architect Rahul Mehrotra presents the work of his firm, RMA Architects, which works out of Mumbai and Boston. Mehrotra will discuss his practice, from research and exhibition installation to actual built work in India, through a range of projects: corporate office buildings, a library, conservation and a series of social advocacy initiatives including community toilets and a low-income housing project for elephants and their keepers, commonly referred to as mahouts.
About the Series
Mehrotra is a practicing architect and educator. He works in Mumbai and teaches at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he is professor of urban design and planning. His practice, RMA Architects (www.RMAarchitects.com
), founded in 1990, has executed a range of projects across India. Mehrotra has written, co-authored and edited a vast repertoire of books on Mumbai, its urban history, historic buildings, public spaces and planning processes.
The Asian Art Museum and California College of the Arts present a series of lectures by leading figures shaping architecture today. Through this collaboration, the series hosts a combination of distinguished architects from Asia as well as North American practitioners active in Asia to provide a common framework for deepening knowledge of and interest in contemporary Asian architecture.