George has always had a keen interest in building design, construction and its marriage with the latest technological advancements from a very early age.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram in the year 2003. He started his career with Silpi Architects Kochi immediately after graduation. After an year’s stint with Silpi he decided to do his Masters in Building engineering and management from the prestigious School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi. He completed his Masters in the year 2006. Immediately after college he got the opportunity to work with Cushman and Wakefield. Here he worked on some prestigious and challenging projects like Marriot and Inorbit Mall Whitefield, Narayana Hrudayalaya Bangalore, Crown Plaza Kochi etc. This helped him immensely in developing a holistic view on the engineering complexities in building design. Later when he joined back Silpi in 2010 he was able to bring all this expertise to the table.
George always takes a very pragmatic and logical outlook towards architecture and firmly believes that form follows function. He is always interested in the integration of various modern technologies into the building design and construction process. He is always keen to explore techniques like post tensioning and pre fabrication which spurred him to take a leading part in Meenachil Developers and also Strands, a post tensioning company.
He has been taking a keen interest in architectural education and has been a visiting faculty in various architectural schools. He believes that today’s students as tomorrow’s architects need to craft and lead the building construction industry to bring the much-needed finesse and cutting edge into the industry.
Ar. George Michael
Building Services Lead