Principal Ecological Planner & Urban Designer

Biley Menon graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi with a Master of Architecture degree. His postgraduate thesis, ‘Ecological Aspects of Urban Design’ was the first of its kind and won the Best Thesis Award 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. With over 20 years of professional experience Biley has grounded his practice based on an ecological architecture and urban design approach to find solutions to global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation.

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 Urban Design, College of Engineering Trivandrum. He has jointly led consortia with world renowned planners and designers in the fields of Urban Heritage Conservation, Ecological Restoration, Biodiversity Conservation, Botanical Gardens and Zoological Parks.