Raunak was born and raised in India’s coastal city of Mumbai, amongst the hustle and bustle of city life. Even though he lived a fast-paced life, he always had a sense of calmness and attentiveness to small things around him. These very skills led him to seek solutions to the city’s ever-existing infrastructure problems through the medium of Architecture.
Raunak received his Architecture degree from the University of Mumbai in 2015. It was there that he was formally introduced to landscape architecture and then there was no looking back. He found a sense of playfulness and application of creative solutions to his thought process. Carrying this newfound love for landscape further, he decided to fly to Miami, citing issues that coastal cities face in common. At his school, he was actively involved in finding solutions to some of Miami’s issues such as sea-level rise and gentrification. His academic performance earned him the Faculty’s Award for Excellence during his graduation.
Before joining RJI, Raunak worked on various projects ranging from single-family residences to hospitality projects in Florida and Mexico.
His constant eagerness to learn and grow himself as an individual, and to discover life’s various possibilities, is not limited to landscape architecture. When not in the studio, Raunak follows his passion for landscape, architecture, and boudoir photography. He is also a big aviation buff and pours his soul into painting.
Master of Landscape Architecture, Florida International University