THE COLLECTIVE

SUREKHA Architect / Urban designer

Co-founder of PUrA, she achieved her ambition of being an architect by acquiring a bachelor’s degree in architecture from College of Engineering, Trivandrum and Masters in Urban design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. While in CEPT, her insights broadened the vision for a larger community and a city. Later, she joined as an Urban Design consultant in Jasbir Sawhney and Associates, Delhi for the prestigious Jaypee Sports City, Greater Noida and also got involved in various projects in housing and hospitality sector gaining 12 years of experience. As an urban designer she strongly believes that a systematic and structured attempt to understand the built environment consisting of multiple layers, can bring in a sensible solution and add to the livability of the place.
She is also associated with various institutes in Kerala such as MES School of Architecture, MES College of engineering, Kuttippuram, and is an active academician.

Academic Qualifications
2008 Bachelor of Architecture, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.
2011 Post Graduate Diploma in Urban design, CEPT university, Ahmedabad.
Professional Practice
2008 Architect with JCJR Partnership, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram.
2011 Architect with Jasbir Sawhney & Associates, Delhi.

VINOD Architect / Urban designer

Co-founder of PUrA, enthusiastic and passionate architect with more than 8 years of working experience in the field of master planning, urban design and architecture and interior designing. Having worked with various masters including Ar. Tony Joseph and Ar. Ranjeet Sabikhi, in the domain of building design and construction, he is confident and sensible in his approach to design spaces. His interests on various fields, such as photography, travel, sociocultural and historical heritage, etc. refined his attitude towards design problems and equipped him to provide unique, and innovative solutions.
Currently associated with AVANI Institute of Design, Kozhikode as an Assistant Professor, and is been actively involved in acadmic discourse.

Academic Qualifications
2008 Bachelor of Architecture, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.
2014 Master’s in Urban design, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
Professional Practice
2008 Architect, TPV Architects, Thiruvananthapuram.
2010 Project Architect, Stapati, Calicut.
2011 Design Architect, Design Forum International, New Delhi.
2012 Project architect, RSA+R204, New Delhi.

MOHAMMED SHAMEEL Architect

Young and enthusiastic, Shameel joined the collective first as a trainee and later as Junior architect. Graduated from Govt. Enginnering College Thrissur in the year 2018, is an active participant in various academic competitions and has won many. Ever since he joined our collective, he is responsible for managing the team and leading all the architectural projects.

Academic Qualifications
2017 Bachelor of Architecture, Govt. Engineering College, Thissur.
Professional Practice
2017 Trainee Architect, Shanmugam Associate, Chennai.
2017 Trainee Architect, Carvalho design solutions, Australia.
2017 Trainee Architect, PUrA Architects, Tirur.
2017 Trainee Architect, RR Associate, Tirur.

ANOOP MEP Head and Machine Expert

Young, passionate, and always in the mood for learning, Anoop is handling our MEP division. His technical skills are par excellence, and always engages himself with machines. Even in this young age, he is capable of handling project s of great magnitude. Graduated from Govt. Engineering College, Idukki, Kerala, he is a qualified Electrical engineer and machines are his passion. In our collective rather than being a MEP expert he works with machine restorations. His skill with our team’s aesthetics has helped us to deliver some of the difficult yet beautiful works.

Academic Qualifications
2012 Bachelor of Technology, Govt. Engineering College, Idukki.

ABHILASH Artist / Interior Designer

Talented and self taught artist and designer, Mr. Abhilash helps us to visualize the concepts we conceive in digital media. His skills in painting and drawing has been productively diverted in to this field, and now is a successful digital artist. Currently supporting the collective through illustration for various research works, Abhilash is actively involved in academic sector as well.

SUKUMAR Artist / Jewelry Designer

Talented and self taught artist and designer, Mr. Sukumar works as a jewelry designer and craft expert. He has also exhibited his talent in portrait artist, commissioning more than 100 portraits in his career.

AJITH NEELAMBARAN Structural Engineer

Having more than 10 years of experience in the field of structural design, Quantity surveying and project management, Ajith is an integral part of our team. His skills in steel structures, enable us to give unique solutions for our design projects. Currently associated with our collective as an external expert consultant.