HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Country: India

Architectural Conservation


CRCI (India) Pvt. Ltd ICOMOS India (Vice President)



Professional/Research Area(s):

Urban conservation; Cultural Routes, Rights Based Approaches for Heritage Management

Short Resume:

A conservation architect and a heritage management specialist based in New Delhi. She established CRCI India Pvt Ltd, a leading firm in heritage practice in India in 1996. Some of the noted projects of CRCI have been preparation of conservation and management plans for the world heritage sites of Red Fort, New Delhi; Ellora Cave, Maharashtra, urban conservation plans for historic settlements of Amritsar and Puri, sustainable strategies for development of cultural tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, integrated conservation and development of tangible and intangible heritage; for governments, private, bilateral and multi lateral agencies. CRCI has provided expertise in South Asia in the countries of Nepal, Myanmar and in India in the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and others. Gurmeet was awarded ‘Award of Distinction’ for two projects by UNESCO under Asia Pacific Architectural Heritage Awards in the year 2002 and 2004 for demonstrating community inclusive conservation programs following which she has been on the jury of the Asia Pacific Architectural Heritage Awards of UNESCO for over 10 years. She is currently the Vice President of ICOMOS India and an expert voting member on the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism.