Ar. S. Gopakumar, Principal Architect, Kumar Group

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Ar. S. Gopakumar

Principal Architect

Kumar Group

Kent Glass House Kaniyampuzha Road

Cochin – 682 019 Kerala, India

http://kumargroup.org/

HAS TAKEN HIS BACHELOR DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE FROM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING TRIVANDRUM WITH A FIRST RANK – Gold medalist. BEFORE STARTING HIS OFFICE IN COCHIN HE HAD WORKED WITH WORLD RENOWNED ARCHITECT Mr. CHARLES CORREA – 1970.

HE IS THE MANAGING PARTNER OF THE FIRM KUMAR GROUP TOTAL DESIGNERS WITH OFFICES IN COCHIN AND TRIVANDRUM. THE FIRM DEALS WITH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING. HE HAS WON MANY AWARDS IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTING AND IS A RECEPIENT OF LALITH KALA ACADEMY AWARD.

HE HAS DESIGNED MANY PROJECTS LIKE TAJ HOTEL AT CALICUT, H.D.F.C. COCHIN, IMA HOUSE KOCHI, GEOJITH CORPORAT OFFICE, MUTHOOTTU TECH TOWERS COCHIN ETC. AND ALSO INVOLVED MANY OTHER GOVT. PROJECTS LIKE : KSRTC BUS STATION IN THAMPANOOR, RENOVATION OF TAGORE THEATRE, GANDHI PARK IN TVM AND PAYYANNOOR AND MANY OTHER TOURISM PROJECTS IN KERALA ETC.

HE IS THE PAST CHAIRMAN OF INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITCTURE KERALA CHAPTER, PAST PRESIDENT AND PAST DEPUTY GOVERNOR IN ROTARY DISTRICT 3201.

HE HAS HELD VARIOUS MANGEMENT POSITIONS IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS LIKE:

Secretary – Trivandrum Art Group

Member – Friends of Trees

Director – Pearlspot Resorts Ltd.

Chairman – I.I.A. Kerala Chapter 1996-98

Chairman -I.I.A. Cochin Centre 1992-94, etc

President – Better Kochi Response Group

SOME OF HIS INTIATIVES IN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS ARE : REBUILDING OF MAJOR BOAT JETTY IN ERNAKULAM TO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF TOURISM ALSO, KERALA HSTORY MUSEUM, COCHIN, D.H. GROUND RENOVATION AT ERNAKULAM.

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