Architecture Firm Name: Shanmugam Associates
Firm Location: Trichy, Chennai
Founding Year: 1980
Ar. Shanmugam. A completed his Bachelor of Architecture from Anna University. He is founding Chairman, Trichy Chapter– Indian Institute of Architects. He is Ex.Vice President
–Tamil Nadu chapter Badminton Association of India, a Valuer for Income & Wealth Tax. He is
also visiting faculty at Architecture dept., NIT-Trichy, CARE School of Architecture, Trichy and
other architecture institutions.
Ar.Rajakrishnan has completed post-graduation in European Urbanism from Bahaus college, Germany. Ar. Krishnan has international experience at Rafael Vinoly Architects, London and
Massimiliano Fuksas, Rome.
Ar. Santhosh has completed his MS in Advanced Architecture
Design from Columbia University, New York; worked for five years in Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami and is certified LEED Green Associate, USGBC.
(Text as submitted by the Architects)
Shanmugam Associates (SA) is a 40-year-old professionally managed architecture and design
firm having offices in Trichy and Chennai. The firm had its inception in 1982 under Ar. A.
Shanmugam, who was the pioneer in creating awareness of architecture as a profession in
southern Tamil Nadu, India. With a huge clientele, rich international experience in the field and
exploration into various typologies, SA has its growth laid on strong foundation. The architecture
is simple, rational, powerful, experimental and pragmatic. The essence is to deliver minimal and
timeless solutions taking into consideration nature’s sensitivity, economic barriers and client’s
requirement. Immense focus has always given to sustainability and sensitivity to nature in SA.