I have managed and facilitated design efforts for a wide range of award winning projects in campus planning, citywide comprehensive plans, downtown revitalization, multi-family housing, transit oriented development and healthcare facilities planning. My work spans a spectrum of services, from conceptual planning, programmatic site capacity studies, project management and community outreach.
Over the last eighteen years, I have contributed to planning and design efforts in the United States, China, India and the Middle-East, listening and learning from diverse voices with real concerns, challenging aspirations, and innovative solutions. A firm believer in collaborative problem solving. I leverage my design thinking, and visualization skills to build consensus across varied stakeholders such as city governments, private developers, academic researchers and community activists.
A member of Next American Vanguard class (2012) , I continue to engage with the academy to learn from, and to be inspired by the emerging voices in design and planning. I am currently an instructor at the Advanced Management Design Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and have been a guest speaker/thesis advisor at the Boston Architectural College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley.
When not working on housing prototypes or facilitating a community charette, I reconnect with my architectural beginnings through photography. Selections of professional photographic work and personal photo essays can be found here
Ganesh Ramachandran LEED AP
*Photo Backdrop: Installation by late Hema Upadhyay | Megacities Asia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2016