USC Cinematic Arts

Raj Patel is a leading international acoustics, audio-visual, and multimedia consultant and designer.  He leads the Acoustics, Audiovisual and Theatre Consulting Practice, and Arts and Culture Business, for Arup in the Americas region. Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment.

His team has pioneered tools to create accurate audio and visual renderings of 3D space, for designers to see and hear buildings and multimedia installations before they are built.  This knowledge has also been applied to create spaces specifically for the development and presentation of fully immersive, 3d audio-video works.

As a design collaborator he has worked closely with artists including Nick Cave, Lou Reed and Philip Glass, on works that have presented in spaces including the Tate Modern, The Whitney, MoMA, and The British Film Institute.

He leads multidisciplinary teams in Arup through project creation, planning, programming, development, design, and construction. He has applied his knowledge and experience to assist arts and culture clients in considering the intersections of new media and traditional arts required to attract and expand new and young audiences.