Mohan S Rao, an Environmental Design and Landscape architecture professional, is the principal designer at Integrated Design (INDÉ), a multi-disciplinary consultancy practice based in Bangalore. The firm has been involved in providing professional design consultancy services in the field of environmental design, master planning, regional planning and landscape architecture since 1993.
The firm’s focus is on sustainable practices in city and regional planning, disaster management, heritage conservation and master planning and is involved in research and design programs in the sub-continent, China, France, Morocco and Libya.
Mr. Rao is actively involved in master planning of existing and new settlements; ecological restoration/conservation; impact assessment of natural disasters, management and reconstruction; resource assessment and management; conservation and site interpretation of world heritage sites.
In parallel to developing design strategies, Mr. Rao has additionally carried forward several research- oriented incentives in issues such as biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate impacts and passive design; and energy renewal and conservation methodologies. His focus area lies is Environmental Design largely focused on sustainable systems, low impact development and green infrastructure.
Mohan holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (2009).