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G. Shankar

G. Shankar

G. Shankar [1]Arusha, East Africa[2]) is an architect from Kerala, India. Gopalan Nair Shankar is his full name. He advocates the use of locally available materials, sustainability, eco-friendliness and cost effectiveness.[2] He founded the Habitat Technology Group, Thiruvananthapuram, in 1987

as of 2012, and serves on a number of boards.[3] He has also won 3 national awards for green architecture, slum resettlement and eco city design.. [3] His attitude to "green architecture" has gained him a reputation as the "people's architect".[4] Shankar has been awarded the 2011 Padma Shri by govt. of India.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b Kerala Celebrity - G. Shankar[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Habitat Group Profile
  4. ^ R, Anupama (14 May 2004). "People's Architect". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  5. ^ Padma Awards Announced