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Eugene Pandala

Principal Architect, Eugene Pandala

Eugene Pandala is known for his values of environmental sustainability. He did Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and post that he got his Fellowship in Heritage Conservation at University of York and at Fort Brockhurst (English Heritage Training Centre) in the U.K.

Pandala has been inspired by the legendary architect, Hassan Fathy, to build with mud. He is a nature lover and cultural heritage conservation activist. He uses natural materials to design buildings. His unique style has made his repertoire paving the way to many recognitions including Lalith Kala Academy award, 2011.

In 1999 for one of his residential buildings built with mud "Bodhi", he received a Commendation award, by J.K. Foundations, Architect of the year award. His other recognized projects include Banasura Hill Resorts, Sarai at Toria, the Raviz Ashtamudy, Nimish, and Tendu Leaf Jungle Resort, etc.

His Fort Cochin Heritage conservation project, Trivandrum East Fort Conservation projects are good examples of Kerala heritage conservation initiatives enabling the State Government to win the PATTA award. His Tsunami rehabilitation projects and buildings for hospitality industries are widely acclaimed due to its interwoven complicity with nature.