Gurmeet S. Rai
Gurmeet S. Rai is a conservation architect based in New Delhi, India. She established CRCI, a conservation consultancy firm in 1996. Since its inception, the firm has undertaken a wide range of projects within the domain of cultural heritage conservation and management practice in India. The works of CRCI include architectural documentation, historic building conservation planning, projects related to cultural heritage tourism and management, capacity building and training, etc. Their clients include the Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Tourism-Government of India, State Governments, private foundations, institutions, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and others. Some significant projects have been the preparation of site management plans for the World Heritage Sites of the Red Fort in Delhi and Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, conservation and revitalisation management plans for the Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar and the Grand Trunk Road in Punjab, and conservation plans for historic buildings in the Golden Temple in Amritsar. In collaboration with international multidisciplinary teams, Gurmeet has prepared the visitor management and site management plans for the World Heritage Site of Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha in Nepal, and for UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage Policy for Punjab.