Rahul Nawale

Designation: Associate Professor



Rahul Nawle is a qualified Architect, urban design and environmental planner. He is an IGBC Accredited Professional qualified for designing and auditing green buildings. He has worked on some of the award winning projects in India and abroad. He has a wide international experience of more than 20 years in the field of architecture, urban design, urban and environmental planning and impact assessment.

He has worked with various international firms and government institutions in Asia (viz. India, Bhutan, Hong Kong and Shanghai). He was a consultant to the Government of Bhutan for preparing and implementing urban plans. He was advisor for the Bhutan National Urbanization Strategy and Thimphu City Development Strategy, which was a World Bank funded project.

His experience in China – Hong Kong and Shanghai include planning and designing of seven new towns, eco-tourism projects, Victoria Harbor front redevelopment proposal, which won the prestigious award for the team i.e. the 2008 Merit award of The American Institute of Architects.

He was principal urban designer for King Abdulla Financial District, Riyadh, which was a land mark project in Saudi Arabia.


Center for Environmental Planning an Technology (CEPT)

Environmental Planning and Management (Diploma course)

June 2009

Center for Environmental Planning an Technology (CEPT)

M.Arch Urban Design

Aug. 2000 to March 2002

BKPS College of Architecture, Pune University


July 1994 to April 1999

Research & Publications


Panelist in Innovate 4 Cities Resilience to Climate Change Oct. 2021

International Webinar Strategy formulation for Resilient cities (Planning Studios conducted in M.Arch. Environmental Architecture program)

Organized by Dr. B. N. College of Architecture and UN Habitat

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Session Chair of Paper presentation Feb. 2019

National Conference – Building with Time 

Organized by D Y Patil School of Architecture, Ambi, Pune

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Resource person Oct. 2018

Urban Governance, with specific reference to Implementation of projects under Smart City program

Organized by Institute of Environmental Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune and University of cologne, Germany

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Jury member Aug. 2018

Reubens trophy, Zonal NASA

One of the jury member for Reubens trophy for zonal NASA at D. Y. Patil School of Architecture, Ambi, Pune

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Trainer Feb. 2017

Environmental issues and urban planning – Training program for Local Body Auditors

Organized by International Center for Environmental Audit and Sustainable Development (ICED), Jaipur, India

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Speaker and Trainer Jan. 2017

Preparing local area plans through local participation

Organized by ‘Ward Sabha’ of Model Colony, Pune

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Speaker July 2016

Design perspective in urban planning

Organized by ‘Saidexpo’, Mumbai, India

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Resource person and speaker June 2016

Urban Forest – lecture series under Livable Cities

Organized by Landscape Department, Dr. B. N. College of Architecture, Pune, India

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Key speaker

Eco-smart Planning and Development

Organized by Srujan Research and Planning Foundation, Pune, India

Environment and Sustainability

Organized by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Pune Chapter, Pune

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Guide for best thesis in Master in Architecture

Thesis – Sustainable Planning and Development of Peri-urban areas, Case: Pune

Organized by PCERF, Costro2016

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STOA Architects, INC, Shanghai Oct. 2009 to July 2011

Conducting training programs

Presentations on various urban issues and concepts, topics include

  1. Project Management,
  2. Eco-city concept,
  3. Planning on hilly terrain,
  4. Contextualism in urban design,
  5. Smart growth and TOD based planning,

Environmental planning and management

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Annual conference of Engineering, Bhutan April 2007

Paper presentation

Paper presented in Annual conference of Engineering, Bhutan on Enhancing professionalism and productivity

Topic of paper – Planning and Management at Macro and Micro level

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