Ashok Raiji

Professor Adjunct

Ashok Raiji has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Bombay and a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 25 states and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter. Professor Raiji lectures frequently on Sustainable Design and has provided technical advice to the National Building Museum on the subject of Sustainability. Professor Raiji teaches ARCH 134, Environmental Technology I.

Professor Raiji has contributed to international energy journals and was a contributing author to the National Building Museum’s Big and Green – Sustainable Architecture for the 21st Century. He has been the Engineer of Record on numerous award-winning projects including the Kresge Foundation Headquarters in Troy, MI (LEED Platinum), the Frick Chemistry at Princeton University, Columbia University’s Northwest Corner Building in New York and the new Delta Airlines terminal at JFK Airport.

He is currently working on a new international airport in Mexico City and a significant resilience project for New York City Housing Authority in the aftermath of super storm Sandy.

View Ashok Raiji's CV here.

Recent Speaking Engagements

Municipal Arts Society Summit 2012 - Building New York of the 21st Century

Aerial Futures Symposium - Shaping the Airport Terminal of Tomorrow - European Cultural Center's collateral event at the 2016 Venice Biennale

New Cities Summit - Thriving Cities, June 2017, Keynote Conversation - The Story of Songdo

Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings - Museum of the City of New York


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