Principal Eco Planner & Urban Designer

Biley Menon graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi with a Master of Architecture degree. He won the gold medal for the Best Thesis in the Department of Urban Design. After working with Prof. KT Ravindran in New Delhi, Biley started ‘Idea Design’ an eco-sensitive architecture and landscape design firm jointly with Ar. Chitra Biley. Leaving from the conventional Architectural Practice, Biley Menon chose to work on selective projects with scope of doing architecture responsive to environment and heritage.

He is a winner of the IIA National Award for Excellence in Architecture. UNESCO – New Delhi had appointed him National Expert for their initiative on heritage of Cochin. He is currently the National Vice President of the Institute of Urban Designers, India. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Masters Program in Department of Architecture, College of Engineering Trivandrum. He has experience in working with world renowned planners and designers in the fields of Urban Heritage Conservation, Ecological Restoration, Biodiversity Conservation, Botanical Gardens and Zoological Parks.