Rahul Gore with his impeccable qualifications, excellent technical expertise and extensive background in urban design has several achievements under his belt. He studied architecture at Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad and completed his Master’s Degree in Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has worked with the world-renowned Maki and Associates in Tokyo when he won the prestigious Bunka Cho Scholarship.
In January 2001, Rahul Gore along with Sonal Sancheti set up _OPOLIS, a multidisciplinary design practice. Since then the firm has grown from strength to strength winning several national as well as international awards and has been widely published. _Opolis was part of the Indian team that won acclaim at the International Urban Design Competition for the Design of Sustainable Cities hosted by Japan at the World Gas conference in June 2003. Opolis has recently completed the Bihar Museum, Patna project – won as an international competition along with Maki and Associates, Tokyo which is now nearing completion. _OPOLIS in collaboration with Steven Holl Architects, New York won the competition for Extension to the Bhauji Daji Lad Museum at Byculla, Mumbai. More recently, Maki and Associates and _OPOLIS teamed up once again to win the Amarvati Capital City Complex competition.
Rahul’s passion for architecture has inspired him to help others acquire knowledge and learn from his experiences. He is a visiting juror at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture in Mumbai. He is also an Associate member of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). Rahul believes that in order to have a well-rounded personality, it is essential to observe and imbibe the diverse cultures of the world. To that end, he is an avid traveler. He is also a sports and fitness enthusiast and loves his game of tennis, his runs and work-outs.