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Ashok Raiji

Principal, Americas Property Business Leader

Arup

June 9, 4.15pm - 5pm
Keynote Conversation – The Story of Songdo

Ashok Raiji is a Principal in Arup’s New York office.  He has led the planning of city-scale developments as well as the design of many high-performance buildings all over the world.  He leads Arup’s Property Business in the Americas.

He has led engineering teams for many high performance buildings and city-scale planning projects in the USA and Asia including Master Plans for New Songdo City and the Yongsan International Business District in Korea, Meixi Lake and Lang Fang in China, a Sustainability Master Plan for the Boston Seaport, and a city-scale planning project in Taif City in Saudi Arabia. He was the lead mechanical engineer for the LEED Platinum rated Kresge Foundation Headquarters in Troy, MI, the 320m tall Northeast Asia Trade Tower in Korea and a convention center and large urban park in New Songdo City in Korea.

Mr. Raiji lectures frequently on Sustainable Design and Urban Planning and has served as Sustainability Technical Advisor to the National Building Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. He has contributed to international journals on the subject of energy and was a contributing author to the National Building Museum’s “Big and Green – Sustainable Architecture for the 21st Century” and “Vertical City: A Solution For Sustainable Living”.  He has served on the International Standards Organization Technical Committee responsible for the development of a Building Environment Design standard.

Ashok has a B. Sc degree in Chemistry from the University of Bombay and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed professional engineer in 25 states.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects New York.