Bombay Suburban Art and Craft Education Society, L.S. Raheja School of Architecture, a CSR arm of K Raheja Realty, is one of the esteemed pioneer institutions imparting education in the field of Architecture. The parent trust “Bombay Suburban Art & Craft Education Society” started this elite institute with a professional 5 years full-time course offering Government Diploma in Architecture in 1953 under the recognition Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State which received recognition from the Council of Architecture (Constituted under the act of parliament 1973).

In 2007, the Bombay Suburban Art and Craft Education Society, L. S. Raheja School of Architecture stopped the Government Diploma Course and received affiliation from Mumbai University to conduct a 5 years full time Bachelors Degree course in Architecture (non-aided) approved by the State Government of Maharashtra and recognized by Council of Architecture, India.

Well-supported by the management and under the guidance and able leadership of Ar. Arvind M. Khanolkar the institute had progressed to being in the top 5 institutes in Maharashtra within the first decade and now under its current Principal Ar. Mandar Parab, aims to scale newer heights to be recognized as one of the best institutes imparting architecture education in India. With a young dynamic and dedicated full time faculty as their primary guiding force, the students of Bombay Suburban Art and Craft Education Society, L. S. Raheja School of Architecture have proven time and again that they do not just exist, but achieve success and recognition at various platforms and scale top positions among the institutions at all India level


The institute aims to be a renowned learning community engaged in exemplary teaching and research; by creating entrepreneurs who have been trained  in understanding design as a broad humanistic and scientific discipline with technical skills complemented by personal vision and ethical perception.


  1. To create a dynamic institution of learners through creative and critical thinking and dedication to high standards
  2. To produce leaders that meet the demand of a globally challenging profession through sound training
  3. To prepare students to evolve with the ever changing world by offering comprehensive, high quality programs and services that respond to the need of the industry
  4. To strive for excellence and foster the spirit of professionalism by creating a culture of constant improvement through measuring learning across the institution
  5. To support diversity thereby adopting a holistic approach through the process of lifelong learning


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The institute shall strive hard to achieve excellence in every sphere through high standards of teaching and discipline.

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The institute will function in accordance with all defined rules specified in advance to all stakeholders related to its functioning.

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Integrity and Ethics

An environment of freedom and honesty will be nurtured in the institute and professional ethics will be held at the highest regard as part of the education.

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Empathy towards the weaker sections of society and striving towards creation of architectural solutions to some of the problems they face shall be one of the prime focuses of research in the institute.


The institute has always had the modest approach of sustaining our architectural legacy with a process of continuous improvement resulting in quality outcomes. With 7 decades of an architectural legacy and recognised amongst the few distinct institutes as guardians within the community, it urges us to stay on our toes and foster innovativeness catering to the emerging
demands of an ever-changing metropolitan. Changing with time, observing the world through changing lenses, increasing collaboration and encouraging inclusivity help the institute step in time with the rapid changes in our environment.

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Expanding by diversifying, yet synchronously recognizing and adhering to the philosophy of a design school
Initiating modular courses or long term programs in allied fields of architecture like Sociology, History, Heritage Conservation, Landscape, Horticulture, Ecology, Urban design, Urban planning, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Environmental Sciences, Waste Management, Management, Production design, Product design, Graphic design and animation, BIM, introduction to UI-UX, AI and advanced computer software will go a long way in furthering the knowledge of our students. Also conducting short courses in International Languages, Communication Skills, Business and Finance management and Entrepreneurship skills will help make these future designers better business people as well.
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Fostering a Research and Design Cell
To formally start a credible Research and Design cell with a penchant for architectural research and contemporary design solutions. The cell is to be built upon the vigor of the experienced and knowledgeable teacher mentors and raw talent in the form of interns from students and immediate graduates of the school. The cell is to work on a self-sustaining model to safeguard the interest of its stakeholders.
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Documentation and Publication
Efficiently utilizing the potential of a large student population as a resource, and by integrating courses, documentation can be conducted of places with architectural importance, social and communal relevance, architectural distinctiveness and historical importance forming an archived data base for the architectural community. This documentation can then become a part of the publications of the institution. Institutional publications focusing on student and teacher driven research papers on topics of interest and pertinence in today's fast changing times need to be encouraged.
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Post graduate programs
Restart approved post graduate programs and create opportunities for the graduate community to upgrade and further diversify into fields of specialization.
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Equip the institute with a Fab lab
To start, within the institute, a fabrication lab with state of the art technology like robotics, laser cutting machines, 3d printers etc. giving our students the opportunity and freedom to explore all aspects of design. To also equip the institute with a state of the art computer lab with simulation software with skilled trainers, thus urging and encouraging students into a domain of experimental and innovative design.
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Cultivating Collaborations
Fostering collaborations within the design community at various levels of interaction. To begin with, encouraging education in clusters thereby making the best use of subject experts through knowledge sharing, and spreading guidance with a multiplicity of opinions and broader spectrums of thought for corroboration. Also engaging in International Institutional collaboration with developed nations to help the students to acquire a global exposure and learn through different pedagogical approaches. Such exposure and acquaintances will help in gaining confidence in attempting further formal postgraduate education and gaining work experience in an international setup. Collaborative research projects and academic partnerships will encourage innovation and contribute to advancements in various fields. Exchange programs will equip students with global competency skills, including adaptability, cross-cultural communication, and intercultural competence.
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Contribution in Educational Reforms
It is imperative for teachers with experience to analyze the curriculum for its age and relevance and take necessary steps before it becomes monotonous, redundant and a misfit for new age deliverables. Experienced teachers in sync with industrial experts must make suggestions towards restructuring the syllabus. Being part of a legacy institute, the teachers must make robust suggestions in the pedagogies for implementing the NEP within the framework of the design education genre.
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Resourcing and encouraging Faculty Development
Encouraging and providing the necessary resources in terms of time and funding to teachers to take up research and pursue PhD, enroll for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), distant education programs, Faculty Development Programs and Teacher Training Programs. This shall not only benefit teachers in areas of their personal growth, but also benefit the institute, by them gaining educational maturity by becoming more critical thinkers and analysts. Encouraging teachers to present papers in National and International conferences and publish them in journals will also go a long way in furthering the name of the institute. The institute must also facilitate teachers to conduct seminars and workshops on emerging topics of value for the fellow community.
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Alumni patronage
To seek Alumni engagement in large numbers so as to develop a bond for lifetime with an unconditional objective. The contributions of former students (alumni) to their alma mater, typically shall come in the form of volunteerism, mentorship and advocacy, career development initiatives such as job placement services, internship opportunities, sharing their industry insights and experiences with students and fellow alumni and financial aid. Alumni patronage plays a crucial role in sustaining and enhancing the quality of education and fostering a sense of community among current and past students.
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Encourage holistic development
In addition to the Mission, Vision and Core values, the perspective plan, with the support of management, aims to encourage, support, and challenge students to develop respectable personal independence with dignified development and a sense of unity as they relate to the larger competitive community, and provide adequate and genuine individual and community care in order to foster healthy relationships, lifestyle choices, and maturity to venture out in the professional world.

L.S. Raheja School of Architecture, Bandra East, Mumbai