About

Ravi Gundu Rao and Associates is an organization that dedicates itself for offering excellence as consultants in the area of Architecture, Architectural Design, Architectural Heritage Conservation, Environmental and Landscape Conservation,

It specializes in designing in theHistorical context/spaces, Interior Designing, Training and Research.

Based in Mysore, a historical city since 2000, offering highly acclaimed services around the nation with over a hundred successfully completed meritorious projects for highly prestigious clientele in the Corporate, Public and private sector. We have won various awards over different projects and roles for the conservation and architectural work involved.

Principal Consultant Ravindra Gundu Rao, (cv  link) is considered a pioneer in the field of Architectural Conservation in India who has had a sterling career since 1982.

He is now assisted by his son Aditya Athreya Rao, Architect, and others besides his associates from a wide array of specialization in the allied areas.

From the inception since 1990’s we have been providing sterling, dedicated services especially in the areas of architectural conservation, architecture and planning in various capacities as turnkey service providers, consultants and advisors. Our conservation projects are entirely as per the set global standards and principles enshrined in the UNESCO charters and with high and unflinching emphasis on use of traditional materials, techniques, reversibility, accountability and authenticity, which has been our hall mark since decades.

Some of our meritorious and celebrated projects across the nation are given in this website and can be authenticated any time.

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               Ravindra Gundu Rao                                                    Aditya Rao

                              Ravindra Gundu Rao (Conservation Architect)                                                                                                           Aditya Athreya Rao (Architect)

Brief Curriculum Vitae of Ravindra Gundu Rao

 

Education :1990 - M.A (Conservation of Historical Buildings,
Landscapes, Sites and Gardens) - Univ. of York,
UK - Charles Wallace Scholarship
987 - M. Planning, School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi
1982 - B.E (Civil), National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
Professional :From 2001 – RGRA – Consultant Architectural Conservation of
Heritage Buildings & Sites
1992-2001 - Manager, Architectural Conservation Cell,
Research & Consultancy Directorate, Associated Cement Cos, Mumbai (from inception to closure)
2008-2013, University School of Design, PG in UD and B.Arch (visiting faculty)
1987-1992, Dept. of Architecture, MCE, Hassan
1984-1985, Dept. of Arch. MIT, Manipal
1982-1984. Dept of Civil Eng. SJCE, Mysore
Others :Ex.Member Kalakshetra Board & Chairman Works Committee, Chennai
Ex Member Heritage Committee Mysore City
Member, Mysore School of Architecture Board
Techniacl Advisor, Indian Heritage Cities Network (UNESCO)
Technical Advisor, World Monuments Fund (NY) for India
Guest/visiting faculty in various colleges of architecture
Area of work : 1. Conceptualization, detailing, organizing, engineering, training, project management, preparation and use of traditional lime and lime mortars, timber restoration works, etc in the area of Heritage Building Conservation.
2. Mud architecture.
3. Promotion of traditional tools of conservation.
4. Artisan training programs.
6. Contemprary Architecural Design Services and Design and Build Services (under Aditya Athreya Rao)
6. Landscape Design,
Architectural Services (under Aditya A Rao)
Head Office: A5 Hemavati Pat, 22/23 temple rd, Jayalaxmipuram, Mysore 570012
Tel: 0821 4246335 / 9342101552. Email: saveheritage@gmail.com

MAJOR CONSULTANCY WORKS UNDERTAKEN BY RAVI GUNDU RAO & ASSOCIATES

Sl.NoTitle of the Projects, ClientsYear
Projects done under R.G.RAO as the head of the Architectural Conservation Cell, ACC LTD, MUMBAI
1Stone Cleaning (Mist Cleaning Technique) for Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa1993
Clients :Archaeological Survey of India, New DelhiCompleted
2Restoration of David Sassoon Library in Kalaghoda, Mumbai 1994
Clients :The DSL TrustCompleted
3Mist Cleaning of Stone Facade - Turner Morrison building1995
Clients :M/s Turner Morrison LtdCompleted
4Restoration of Doors, Windows and Stone Cleaning of Bombay House ( HQ's of TATA's Mumbai )1996
Clients :TATA Services LtdCompleted
5Structural Restoration of Contractor Building, Ballard Estate Mumbai1997
Clients :Shapoorji Pallonji & CoCompleted
6Total Restoration of Sir Ronal Ross Memorial Building , Hyderabad1997
Clients :INTACH and British CouncilCompleted
7Minor Restoration works for Saligao Church1998
Clients :Govt of GoaCompleted
8External Facade Restoration-McDonald's Restaurant-Fort Mumbai1998
Clients :Hardcastle Restaurant, MumbaiCompleted
9.Bhatia Hosptial (Stone Cleaning and Minor Restoration)1998
Clients :Bhatia Hospital TrustCompleted
10.Conservation Plan for the Victoria Terminus Main Building ( Now CST) 1998
Clients :Central Railways
11Restoration including Partial under pinning of Fort Wall (1730)1998
Clients :Ahilya Bai Holkar Trust and INTACHCompleted
12Restoration of the Collapsed Parts (Lingarchan Waada) of Raj Waada of Maheshwar MP1999
Clients :Ahilya Bai Holkar Trust and INTACHCompleted
13Minor restoration work of Mozamzahi Market (Hyderabad)1999
Clients :Municipal Corporation of HyderabadCompleted
14Major Structural Restoration of the 450 year old Mount Chapel , Old Goa1999
Clients :Fundacao Oriente, Portugese Cultural OrganizationCompleted
15Restoration of Free Hall and Libarary, Mahabaleshwar2000
Clients :The Club, MahabaleshwarCompleted
16Total Restoration of Jayalakshmivalas Palace, Mysore2000
Clients :INFOSYS Foundation, University of Mysore.Completed
17Partial Restoration of Ahilya Waada, Maheshwar MP2000
Clients :Ahilya Bai Holkar Trust and INTACHCompleted
18Roof Restoration of Governor's Bungalow, Hyderabad2001
Clients :PWD, Government of APCompleted
19Restoration using traditional Methods of 450 year old - Chaar Kamaan , Machli Kamaan, Kali Kamaan and Sher-E- Batil Kamaan all in Charminaar District, Hyd.2001
Clients :AP Tourism DepartmentCompleted
20Total Restoration of the 120 year old Hyde Sanatorium Building in Rajkumar College,Rajkot2001
Clients :RKC TrustCompleted
21Authored and Edited : "Stone Cleaning of Heritage Buildings " - MMRDA Publications, Mumbai2001
Clients :MMRDACompleted
22Structural and Architectural Restoration of JN Petit Institute, Mumbai2001
Clients :Dorabji Tata Trust, MumbaiCompleted
Projects Under RGRA (RGRarchitects) as a Private firm -
1Restoration & reuse of Vaidyaratnam P.S.Varier Memorial Museum (1912)for the Arya vaidya Sala.2002
Clients :AVS, Kottakal, Kerala.Completed
2Restoration of Ahilya Waada (1754), Maheshwar.2002
Clients :Ahilya bai Holkar TrustCompleted
3Comprehensive restoration of Farhamjee Contractor's Heritage
Building,(1909) Vadodara.2002
Clients :Ms.Jeru M ContractorCompleted
4Restoration of Santhome Cathedral Basilica,(1882) Chennai.2003
Clients :Parish Father of the ChurchCompleted
5Restoration of Arakkal Kettu (16th century), Kannur, Kerala.2005
Clients :Deprtment of Archaeology, Govt. of KeralaCompleted
6Emergency structural conservation for Sailana Palace, (1910) Ratlam2004
Clients :His Excellency Vikrum Singhji Sailana of RatlamCompleted
7 ASI Bangalore Circle Structures (Full or Partial Restoration) -
Daria Daulat Baug and Gumbez Monuments in Srirangapatna, Someshwara, Kolaramma, Ramalingeshwara temples in Kolar and Aavani, Jamma Masjid, Bibi ka Maqbara, Mallik Rehan Durga in Sira, most of the temples in Halebid and Belur.

2004-2009
Clients :ASI Bangalore CircleCompleted
8Restoration of Central telegraph office Heritage building, Flora fountain, (1875), Mumbai2006
Clients :Bharat Sanchar Nigam LTD.Completed
9Restoration of Church of Christ the King, Loyola College, Chennai2006
Clients :For Loyola college SocietyCompleted
10Conservation works of Heritage temple at Perambara, Kerala 2006
Clients :Dept of Archeology and museum, Kerala.Completed
11Conservation works of Heritage temple at Kottakal,(18th century) Kerala 2006
Clients :Dept of Archeology and museum, Kerala.Completed
12Restoration of domes of CFTRI ( Cheluvambha Mansion) , Mysore2006
Clients :Central Food Technological Research Institute, MysoreCompleted
13Conservation measures for Ornamental Wood work & Lime Plaster works Bagandeshwara Temple, Bagamandala, (18th century) Madikeri2007
Clients :P.G. Setty Construction Technology Pvt. Ltd., Mysore , for Kaveri Neeravari Nigam, Govt. of Karantaka Completed
14Lime Plaster Works for Karayalar Bungalow, Courtrallam2007
Clients :Saral Resorts, ChennaiCompleted
15Conservation of British Presidency, Pudukottai2007
Clients :ETL Hospitality services Ltd.work stopped
16Implementation of Conservation works for the Chatrappati Shivaji Maharaja Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai2007
Clients :Chatrappati Shivaji Mahavastu Sanghralay, MumbaiCompleted
17Conservation of Garrison cemetry (1801), Srirangapatna2007
Clients :Louis Dominique Demeuron, SwitzerlandCompleted
18Repair of roof of the Madura Coats Bungalows2007
Clients :ETL Hospitality services Ltd.Completed
19Restoration of St.Joseph Cathedral (1883), Trivandrum2010
Clients :Parish PriestCompleted
20Restoration of Sagar Vilas Palace (1880), Barwani, MP2010 -2011
Clients :HH Mr.Manvendra Singh BarwaniCompleted
21Restoration of Multhan palace (1892), Multhan, MP2010 - 2011
Clients :HH Mr.Raghuvir Singh Completed
22Preparation of Detailed Project Reports for Mysore Heritage Buildings2009-2010
Clients :TP heritage Consultants, MumbaiCompleted
23Restoration of Old Professor's Quarters (Mysore University)2014-2015
ClientsIndian Heritage Cities Network Foundation , Mysore City CorporationCompleted
24Restoration of Moubrey's Coupola, (1777), Madras Club2010-2017
Clients :Madras Club, Chennai (consultancy)Completed
25Restoration of Dewana House, (18th century), Anegondi.2011-2015
Clients :Krishna Devaraya, Hampi, Karnataka (Consultancy)Completed
26Conservation DPR for Rajwada, Indore, MP2014-2016
Clients :WMF, New YorkCompleted
27Restoration works for Vivekanandar Illam,, Chennai (consultancy)2014-2016
Clients :Ramakrishna MuthCompleted
28Conservation DPR for Velankanni Cathedral, TN (Consultancy)2014-2017
Clients :Arch Bishop of Tanjore DiosceseNearing Completion
29British Residency (Women's College Koti)2015 -
Clients :Consultants to GN Heritage Matters for World Monument FundOn going
30Restoration of Vivekananda Smaraka ( Belvi House) Belgaum2014-2017
Clients :Sri Ramakrishna MissionNearing Completion
31Restoration of Bidara Krishnappa (Ram Mandir)2016-2017
Clients :Mandir TrustCompleted
32Thakkar Nu Ghara
(Architectural Design - House for Mr. Nilesh Thakkar)
2017 -
Clients :Mr. Nilesh ThakkarOngoing
Committee's -
1Board Director and Chairman of Works Committee of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennaiappointed by the Union Govt of India.2012 - 2016
2Appointed Technical Advisor to WMF projects in MP2014 - Ongoing
3Appointed Technical Advisor to Indian Heritage Cities Network, UNESCO, based in Mysore2012-2016
4Member Heritage committee of Mysore City, Karnataka2007 - 2017
5Member Heritage committee of Srirangapatna town, Karnataka2007 - Ongoing
6Module Director -
Conservation Project Management

BHSC Program - At Sir JJ school of Architecture ,
2013-2017
7.Mysore School of Architecture

Board of Governors
2015- Ongoing