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 (B.Arch) 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. ^ "A Brief Sketch of Architect Padma Shri.G Shankar | Habitat Technology Group". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  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