Ravi Chandar

Ravi Chandar

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Ravi Chandar is a recent graduate from the postgraduate EDGE program at The Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles. As a student in the Design Theory and Pedagogy specialization, he prepared to pursue architecture at the intersection of academia and practice. Prior to his interest in a hybrid career as an architect-theorist-educator, he received a Master of Arts in Architecture degree at The Staedelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt, Germany with a specialization in Urban Design. He is also a registered architect in India and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The R.V. College of Architecture, Bangalore, India.   

He has professionally worked in the role of a Junior Architectural Designer at RSP Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore, India. Here, his work focused on the conceptual design and development of multiple large scale residential, commercial and institutional projects. In parallel, he has also spearheaded a freelance practice and executed small scale residential projects in India. He has also worked as an Intern at Cadence Architects in India, assisting in the design and execution of various residential projects. 
He has a keen interest in teaching and discovering a form of architectural practice that dove-tails academia and the profession. His interests primarily revolve around architectural and art history, theory and philosophy. By engaging with the profession with his theoretical background, he hopes to find new forms of expression and design that can advance the landscape of the built environment.       



RSP Design Consultants, India, Bangalore, IN, Design Manager

Jul 2013 - Jul 2015


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, EDGE - Design Theory & Pedagogy

Sep 2017 - Sep 2018

Städelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt am Main, DE, Masters, M.A. Architecture

Oct 2015 - Jul 2017


Aug 2008 - Jun 2013

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