Architect, Ramu Katakam has been practicing in India since 1977. Initially based in Delhi, he moved to Bangalore in 1997. His practice includes hotels, libraries, schools and religious buildings that have been built in all parts of India. Projects have included housing in Bhuj, in the western deserts of the country, to a hotel in Kohima in the eastern most part. In the north, the practice designed a golf club in Srinagar, Kashmir, and in the deep south a house was built at Kottayam, Kerala.

His practice involved the restoration of historic buildings and working with sustainable technologies. Among his other interests was the creation of a sculpture gallery in the heart of a Delhi village. He was part of the founding team that started the TVB school of Habitat Studies where he taught for four years. He was also instrumental in helping design and setting up of Dilli Haat - a crafts bazaar that allows craftpersons to sell directly to the customer.

Educated in Delhi and Cambridge universities, he was elected a member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in 1974 and the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) in 1977.

Today he is pursuing research on the traditional architecture of Tamil Nadu and has put aside practice