Chitra

ChitraCHITRA BILEY, B. Arch, MLA, FISOLA
Principal Landscape Architect & Partner

Chitra Biley graduated in Architecture from the University of Kerala with Gold Medal. She completed her Masters in Landscape Architecture  from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi winning the Narendra Juneja Gold Medal for the best student in the department. She won the TJ Manickam Gold Medal for best thesis in all departments that year in School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. After working with Prof. Mohd. Shaheer, Landscape Architect, New Delhi, she started professional practice jointly with Ar. Biley Menon.

A winner of IIA National Award for Excellence in Architecture, Chitra has extensive experience in Landscape projects as well as Landscape dominated Architecture and Planning projects. She is immensely talented in design and detailing and has in-depth knowledge of plants and horticulture. She has jointly led design of Ecological Restoration Parks, Biodiversity Conservation Parks and Zoological Parks along with world renowned ecologists, landscape architects and zoo designers.

Contact: chitra@ideadesign.org


AWARDS

  • Winner of Indian Institute of Architects National Award 2020 for Excellence in Architecture (2022)
  • Winner of Indian Institute of Architects State Award 2008 for Excellence in Architecture (2009)
  • Indian Institute of Architects 2021 Kerala State Award for Excellence in Architecture (Shortlisted Finalist, 2022)
  • i-Gen 50 Award – Top 50 Gen-Next Architects in India by ITP Publishing Mumbai (2016)
  • Wipro W-ELITE Best Sustainability Partner Award (2014)
  • Narendra Juneja Gold Medal for Best Thesis in the Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi (2000)
  • TJ Manickam Gold Medal for Best Thesis in all departments, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi (2000)
  • Kerala University Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student (1997)
  • Winner of  D Y Patil Trophy National Students Competition, National Association of Student Architects, New Delhi, (1996)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Registered Architect, Council of Architecture, India
  • Fellow, Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
  • Fellow, Indian Society Of Landscape Architects (ISOLA)
  • Life Member, Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH)