G. Shankar
G. Shankar

Gopalan Nair Shankar, popularly known as G. Shankar, is an architect from Kerala, India.[1] He advocates the use of locally available materials, sustainability, eco-friendliness and cost effectiveness. He founded the Habitat Technology Group, Thiruvananthapuram, in 1987 and as of 2012, serves on a number of boards.[2] He did his architecture studies from College of Engineering Trivandrum (1982 batch) and later did M.S. from Birmingham School of Architecture, UK and postgraduate diploma in journalism. He has also won 3 national awards for green architecture, slum resettlement and eco city design.. [2] His attitude to "green architecture" has gained him a reputation as the "people's architect".[3] Shankar was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2011.[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Habitat Group Profile". Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ R, Anupama (14 May 2004). "People's Architect". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ Padma Awards Announced