Faculty

Multi-disciplinary professionals with expertise in their respective fields coupled with vast experience form the faculty of the School. Their experience includes academic and professional stints at IITs, European and American Universities. Many Successful Architects in Kerala can be traced to TKMCE. Their involvement in various workshops and Academic activities as part of visiting Faculty also gives impetus to the Design Programs initiated at the TKM School of Architecture. The Faculty is also actively involved in the formulation of the scheme and syllabus of the B.Arch programme of CUSAT.

Faculty Members

George Jacob
George Jacob
M Arch
Principal
A graduate of TKM College of Engineering (1999), George Jacob received his Master of Architecture degree from LTU Michigan and is the Principal at TKM School of Architecture. George became a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional in 2006 and was part of the design team at Moseley Architects in Virginia, USA. George is a founding partner of GTA Architects, a research-based, collaborative design practice.
Dipu George
Dipu George
M Des, M Arch (Sc)
Dean
On completing his B Arch Degree from TKMCE, Dipu joined Design Combine where he worked on a range of high profile projects. He completed his M Des in Visual Communication from IDC, IIT Bombay. Later on, he went to pursue another Masters in Sustainable Design & Building Performance from UCD, Dublin. He teaches Sustainable Architecture, Acoustics, and Design Studio, with an emphasis on sustainable building and development at the undergraduate level.
Jayaram G S
Jayaram G S
B Arch, M Plan
Asst Professor
An alumnus of TKM College of Engineering (2008), Jayaram pursued his higher studies at SPA, New Delhi. Jayaram joined TKMSOA since 2014 as one of our first team members. His specialisation lies in cost-effective technologies in buildings.
Shiney E Abraham
Shiney E Abraham
B Arch
Asst Professor
Shiney graduated with a BArch from College of Engineering, Trivandrum in 2009. She trained at Davis Design Group, Bengaluru, and worked with Insight Architects, Thiruvananthapuram. Her interests include travel photography and West Asian cuisine.
Abhilash R S
Abhilash R S
B Arch, M Plan
Asst Professor
Abhilash completed his B. Arch from T.K.M College of Engineering and did his Post Graduation in Urban Design from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He had worked in many renowned firms in Kerala before started his teaching profession in 2015. He has been instrumental in setting up the Kollam Chapter of the Indian Institute of Urban Designers.
Prashanth T S
Prashanth T S
MFA
Assoc Professor
Prasanth T S has been an allied faculty member since the institute’s inception. The fine art studio is an active studio which produces excellent student works. He also combines traditional art techniques in his pedagogy.
Sibala S R
Sibala S R
B Arch, M Plan
Asst Professor
Sibala completed her B Arch from RIT Kottayam and did her Post Graduation in Planning specialising in Housing from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. She had excelled professionally at JCJR Partnership, TVM involved in many renowned projects ranging from residential, recreational and landscaping before embarking on a pedagogical career since 2018.
Bigly Sathyapal
Bigly Sathyapal
B Arch, M Plan
Asst Professor
Bigly Sathyapal is a passionate architect and urban planner. Her professional experience includes internships at Muralee Associates and Royal Haskoning, Banglore. She has published a paper on the Role of Wetland Conservation in Adapting to Climate Change. Other areas of interest include self-sufficient communities, cultural conservation and architectural documentation.
Nirmal Chandy
Nirmal Chandy
B Arch, M Arch (UD)
Visiting Faculty
Nirmal presently handles the Urban Design studio with the concerned faculty of the tenth-semester students. An eminent researcher and architect, Nirmal has done projects for the state government and NGOs in his capacity as an Urban Designer. Nirmal enjoys his spare time exploring new places and is a food aficionado.
Niranjan Das Sharma
Niranjan Das Sharma
B Arch
Visiting Faculty
Niranjan is a partner at RGB studio based in Cochin. He is a winner or many prestigious awards related to architecture and sustainability. Niranjan handles design studios with the other faculty for the third year students. This combination of professional and academic expertise has benefited the design programme in the third year immensely. Niranjan spends his spare time travelling and photography.
Susan Vinu
Susan Vinu
B Arch, M Arch (LA)
Asst Professor
Susan is an alumnus of TKMCE. After completing her Masters in Landscape she joined TKMSOA as a faculty and is involved in teaching Landscape Architecture to the sixth-semester students.
Prasanth Mohan
Prasanth Mohan
B Arch
Asst Professor
Prasanth is an architect turned filmmaker and photographer. He has been instrumental in setting up the Photography Studio in the institute. He has won awards in the short film category at various film festivals. His guidance led to the first documentary short film on Kanayi filmed by the students of the Institute.
Amshunath R
Amshunath R
B Arch, M Arch
Assoc Professor
Amshunath handles the design studio of the second year students and is aptly assisted by junior faculty of the Institute. A practising architect, his studio reviews are popular in the institute. Amshunath also represents IIA Kerala in sports activities in India in Badminton, Cricket and Table Tennis.
Vysakh M
Vysakh M
B Arch
Lecturer
On completing his B.Arch Degree from BJSOA, Vysakh joined Pithavadian & Partners where he worked on projects like Sabarimala Masterplan and Integrated Coach Terminal for Southern railways, After developing an interest in large scale projects he started practicing on his home town. He teaches History of Architecture, building Materials and construction, and Design Studio.
Ashik S
Ashik S
B Arch
Lecturer
Ashik's academic interests were focused on the practical and technical part of projects. Skilful in using software including structural analysis software, he has worked with Ar. Niranjan Das Sharma at RGB and Ar. Harikrishnan Sasidharan.
Krishna A L
Krishna A L
B Arch, M Plan
Asst Professor
On completing her B Arch Degree from RIT Kottayam, Krishna did her post graduation at CET, Thiruvananthapuram specialized in Planning (housing). She teaches Humanities, History of Architecture and Design Studio, with an emphasis on environmental design principles inducing comfort and safety.
Sumaya Beevi
Sumaya Beevi
B Tech, M Tech
Asst Professor
Sumaya instils creative thinking to structural theory classes for the first and second-year students. Her diligence and oratorial skills come in handy in explaining engineering concepts.
Jithin Shamsu
Jithin Shamsu
B Arch
Lecturer
Upon completing his B Arch Degree from SPA Delhi, Jithin was a part of the design team for Ziro Festival of Music, Arunachal Pradesh. He is the founder of ‘Dreolab’ that deals with multi-disciplinary projects and experiential workshops for school children. His academic interests are focused on design thinking and behavioural science.
Shynu Robert
Shynu Robert
B Arch, M Arch
Lecturer
Before getting into Architecture, Shynu completed D.cvt and had professional experience in reputed hospitals. On completing his B Arch Degree from TKMCE, he joined Keerthi and Bhavana Architects, where he worked on different scales of projects. Later on, he went to pursue a Masters in General Architecture from SIGMA college of Architecture.
Rintu Thomas
Rintu Thomas
BTech, ME
System Administrator
Rintu teaches Engineering Mechanics and Surveying for the first and second-year students. She and Sumaya form the core Civil Engineering team among the faculty. Her interpersonal skills come in handy in coordinating the extracurricular activities of the institute.