Ravi Raj’s work centers on craftsmanship through material exploration and innovation. Since opening his Brooklyn-based studio in 2017, he has focused primarily on residential and small-scale interventions throughout the greater New York area. With over 10 years of experience in the field, Ravi has worked on a wide range of projects from art institutions to bespoke retail. Most recently, he worked for the international architect David Adjaye (Adjaye Associates) as the Project Lead on both an artist’s residence and residential tower in Brooklyn. In addition to his practice, he also teaches a digital fabrication and design studio at CityTech in downtown Brooklyn.
Ravi grew up close to nature outside of the city, having lived in upstate New York and Colorado when he was younger. His affinity for the outdoors informs his own design philosophy, primarily through material re-use and passive design strategies. The son of Indian immigrants, Ravi’s interest in cultural heritage has also led him to travel extensively to host design workshops in India, Finland and Brazil. In particular, his research in Mumbai, India, centered on how informal systems of education can be empowered through design. Ravi holds a masters’ degree from the Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. (www.1014.nyc)
LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York, USA
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