Ravindra Punde is an architect and an urban and regional planner. He studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and urban and regional planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He is the co-founder of the Landscape and planning practice ‘Design Cell’ which works from Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore. He has taught at the School of Planning and Architecture and been the Principal of the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. He currently serves on the board of studies at the Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture. Ravindra has extensive experience in master planning, landscape and urban projects. He has successfully led several national and international competitions for Design Cell, which under his leadership has maintained a strong commitment to environmentally and culturally sensitive designs. His practice extends in many parts of India, US and the Middle East, where he has led teams to design and execute large and complex projects.