Vivek ChandranAssociate – Urban Development and Accessibility, EMBARQ India
Vivek Chandran is an Associate – Urban Development and Accessibility at EMBARQ India where he coordinates technical support in the practice area of urban development and accessibility. He is based in Bangalore where his primary focus is to work with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Government of Karnataka, to help develop urban development and accessibility strategies around public transport nodes at Hubli-Dharwad, as well as working with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation to help improve pedestrian accessibility to the metro rail stations at Bangalore.
Prior to EMBARQ, Vivek was part of the ABIDe Heritage Team that worked on a research project of the Bangalore Fort Precinct, with the intention of informing the Government of Karnataka on setting up the Bangalore Heritage Commission. He then worked as a group leader with CEPT University, on a Heritage Settlement Study at Bidar, working on the research and documentation of the Fort of Bidar. As a student, he is a two time national champion of Archumen, an all India level inter-collegiate quiz on architecture.
Vivek studied architecture at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore and holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Vishweshwaraiah Technological University, Belgaum.