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. Her Postgraduate Thesis, ‘Cultural Landscape of Kuttanad’ was first of its kind in the department and 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, Environmental Education Parks and Zoological Parks along with world renowned ecologists, landscape architects and zoo designers.