Raj Patel

Born and raised in London, England, Raj Patel is an acoustics, audio-visual and multimedia designer. His career in acoustics developed from experience and training as a musician merged with interests in technology, mathematics and physics. His skills have been applied to landmark projects around the globe in a range of sectors including performing arts, museums, galleries, entertainment, sports, education, transport and the virtual and augmented worlds.

To advance the use of sound in the design process, Patel has pioneered tools to create accurate audio and visual renderings of 3D space. These enable designers to see and hear buildings and multimedia installations before they are built. The culmination of this process is the Arup SoundLab.

Artist collaborations have been presented in spaces including Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Park Avenue Armory, and the British Film Institute.

His collaborative projects with the artists Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard are notable for their pioneering use of 3D sound and include Ambisymphonic Bish Bosh (with Scott Walker, 2013), Soon (2011), The Death of Bunny Munro (with Nick Cave, 2009), Radio Mania and Abandoned Work (2009), and Silent Sound (2007). Lou Reed, Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe, an 3-D installation of a live performance of Reed’s landmark 1975 album Metal Machine Music, was developed from Patel’s original concept.

As a strategic-thinker he assists clients in project creation where art, science, technology and engineering merge. He leads multidisciplinary teams through project creation, planning, programming, development, design, construction and post construction. He is currently Global Leader of Acoustics, Audio-Visual and Theatre Consulting at Arup.

Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4628‑1 Fall 2017
Acoustics
Raj Patel Tech Elective
505 Avery
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
83697