Raj Rooprai

I am an architectural & urban designer who has worked with world-leading architectural practices, internationally (UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East) promoting sustainable forms of development and encourage innovation in design, policy, planning and management responses to economic, social and environmental development of cities internationally. My mission is to work with people to create better places and design in sustainable choices that put people, place and planet on an equal par.

I create innovative solutions, solve complicated problems in a holistic manner and enhances the quality of the lives of the people that use it. This is achieved by bringing together attributes of planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, transportation, development economics, and engineering to generate a vision for the built environment that is functional yet visually attractive, thus balancing and ‘adding value’ to the context to establish the ‘genius loci’ - the prevalent feeling of ‘place’.

I believe architecture and urban design should not be viewed as disconnected abilities, but united to generate a distinctive functioning environment where city, buildings, public realm & landscape converse with each other.

Academic Appointments

Tutor at The Bartlett School of Planning & Urban Design University College London (UCL)  - 2019 - Present

Consultancy Appointments

Essex Qaulity Review Panel - 2019 to Present

Design Review Panel; London Borough of Wandsworth - 2019 to Present

Place & Design Quality Panel; London Borough of Enfield - 2018 to Present

Design Review Panel; London Borough of Southwark - 2017 to 2019

Design Review Panel; Qatar Public Realm, Doha , Qatar - 2013 to 2015

Raj Rooprai Urban Design Group Recognised Practitioner
Job Title
Director: Architecture & Urban Design
Studio Rooprai

Masters Degree in Urban Design (MA:UD)

Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture (Dip Arch)

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture (BA Hons)

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at Bartlett UCL Faculty of The Built Environment

Certified Green Professional: Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (CGP:QSAS)

Royal Town Planning Institute & Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI)

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design (RP:UD)


International Urban Design Organisations
London and South East