B.H. Rathi the Chairman of Rathi Associates founded the firm in 1976 with a commitment to design spaces of excellece. He has always been very passionate about his work and firmily believes that design shapes the word influencing the daily lifestyles of people. As founder and principal of Rathi Associates he has shaped the firm into one of Indias well known practices for all design aspects with a prestigious client list which includes corporations like (IBM, Motorola, Intel, HP, Akzo Nobel) to name a few.
Mr. Rathi is respected not only in India by worldwide, his achivements have been recognized with a number of awards in India and abroad. Most recently he was honoured in Houston (USA) for excellence in the Architectural Design. He was also honoured with the Life Time achivement award from IID (Indian Institute of Interior Designers).
Mr. Rathi is also regarded for his public speaking at Architectural and Interior seminars. He has lectured in a number of Architectural schools across India and has also served as visiting faculty at Bangalore University, BMS, RVC (Bangalore) and SIT (Tumkur). With a passion for the subject Mr. Rathi founded his own Design Institute in 2008 called RLS Istitute of Design. He also sits on the Board for a number of companies associated with the industry.
Rathi received his Architectural degree from Vishweraiah Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur in 1969 after which he moved to the United States of America to pursue further studies in Space Planning. While in the US he worked with SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) one of the biggest architectural firms n the world. The last project he worked on while at SOM before returning to India was "The Sears Towers" which was the World's tallest building at the time.
Rohan has become an integral part of the design team at Rathi Associates. He did not join the team just by virtue of being Mr. Rathi's son and was put through a vigorous grind before he became a part of RA. Rohan worked in the construction industry with Landmark group for over 3 years gaining experience and understanding complexity in construction, dealing with site problems, etc. He completed his Architectural studies from London along side gained international experience while working in London. He firmly believes in adding to the RA imprint with his varied experience in the field and is now actively involved in making key strategic decisions along with the daily operations of the firm.