Ar. Mandar Parab

PRINCIPAL

Principal Ar. Mandar V. Parab is an alumnus of L.S. Raheja School of Architecture. While studying Architecture he simultaneously gained education in the field of Interior Design. He completed his Govt. Diploma in Interior Design education in the year 1994 and went on to complete his Architecture in 1996 with 1st class honors. He also completed his Master in Architecture (General) with 1st Class honors, from Rachana Sansad affiliated to Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik in the year 2008. ... A mindful leader and a diligent administrator added to his keen passion for teaching makes him balance his teaching and professional career admirably. He has been associated in the capacity as full time and visiting professor with several institutions imparting architecture and interior design education for the past 25 years. A practicing architect, he has worked on several commercial, residential and institutional projects till date. He is a Runner up award recipient of COA recognized Architectural design competition for Octroi Check Post of Mumbai organized by MCGM. He was felicitated by Society Interiors Awards for his contribution in Profession and Education in the year 2019. His association L.S. Raheja School of Architecture & School of Interior Design has been ongoing for the past 25 years. Initially associated as a visiting teacher, and since 2010 as full time core faculty, mandar Parab was appointed Head of Department in 2014, eventually taking over as Principal in 2018 and serving his alma mater with dedication. Throughout his teaching career he has been extremely critical of the teaching learning methods. He has always believed in transferring and sharing knowledge for culturing new generations of students as well as contemporary teachers. Under his guidance, adopting innovative pedagogics relevant for the industry has always been a prime focus at the institute. He formulated the course syllabus for the Modular interior Design Programme and with his efforts the B.Voc (ID) programme was started at the institute. Out of the many first time resources at institute, under his eminent vision the institute initiated the ‘On campus Interviews’ through placement cell for the graduating students. He is a guide and mentor to many in subjects like Design Dissertation, Advance Building Construction, Building Services, and Interior Design. He has written articles and conducted lecture series for Quality improvement training of various Industries. He has extensively travelled on study programmes with students in India and Internationally.

Ar.Amit Valsangkar

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT.

Ar.Amit Valsangkar is a practicing Architect & Interior Designer,graduated from Sir J.J College of Architecture in 1986. Initially he worked with few Architectural firms and thereafter started his own firm in 1990.Since then he has been practicing as a consulting Architect & Interior Designing. ... He has been doing Architectural projects but his major practice has been in the field of Interior designing,both Residential & Commercial Interiors. He has been involved in the teaching field since last 12 years.He is one of those teachers who were instrumental in starting the First Degree programme in Interior Design education. He is currently the Chairman of the Ad-hoc Board of Studies for Interior Design,at the University of Mumbai.

Ar. Nilesh Warerkar

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Ar. Nilesh Warerkar is a practicing Architect & Interior Designer. He obtained Government Diploma in Architecture with first-class from the Academy of Architecture in the year 1985 and a degree with first-class in the year 1986 (Bridge course, University of Mumbai) ... He worked with a couple of Architectural and Interior Designing firms and subsequently started his practice as a consulting Architect & Interior Designer. He has worked on numerous Architectural and Interior projects across India, specializing in Residential and Commercial Interiors. He has been teaching for more than twenty years with various well-known institutions in Mumbai.

ID.Prasanna Pandit

Completed 3 Years Government Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration in 1997 with a First Class from Kala Vidya Sankul, affiliated to (M.S.B.T.E). Initially he worked with Ar.Pratap Kashalkar & Associates and later with Ar.Anil Shah & Associates as an Assistant Interior Designer. ... He Started with his own practice in year 2000 . Having handled many residential and commercial projects,his specialization includes designing Jewellery manufacturing units and branch offices for Nationalised banks. He has been into academics since 20 years,having taught in many colleges ,his forte lies in subjects like Construction and Working Drawing.

ID.Gauri Tondvalkar

Gauri is an alumna of P.V.Polytechnic,Mumbai(S.N.D.T. University) having completed her Diploma in Interior Designing and Decoration in 1997 with first class. She interned under Ar.Avinash Gore and associates as an assistant Interior designer working on various residential and prestigious commercial projects, ... Premier Automobiles Ltd being one of them and later worked with Ar.Zakir Kothawala on residential projects. Currently she is a part of consultancy firm-Winarch Concepts offering expertise and services for residential and commercial projects.She has been in academics since 17 years having taught subjects like Interior Design,Construction and Services in many reputed institutes in Mumbai. Gauri takes pride in being a part of LSR since 2011,having handled academic and administrative responsibilities.She teaches subjects like Design and Construction.

ID. Kaustubh Khanolkar

Completed 3 Years Government Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration in 2006 with a First Class from Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design, affiliated to (MSBTE). Worked with Faisal Bastawala (06) & Vijay Munshi and Associates (08 – 12). Worked on various interior projects such as Hotels, Residential & Commercial Interiors from conceptualisation to execution. ... With over 15 year of Professional work experience and Teaching Experience of 3 years as a Visiting Faculty(2009 – 2012) and 9 Years as a Core Faculty (2012 – till date) at L. S. Raheja School of Architecture (Interior Design Department). Teaching Subjects like Interior Design, Construction & Working Drawing. Has travelled in India and abroad in order to learn and understand from different cultures, to keep up with current trends & also capture design solutions.

ID.Hemant Jain

Completed 3 Years Government Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration in 1997 with a First Class from Kala Vidya Sankul, affiliated to (M.S.B.T.E).