Prof Baby Paul K. (born on 14th December 1953), hails from the city of Cochin in Kerala. He completed his Master’s Degree with first rank in Urban and Regional Planning in 1982 and his Post Graduate Diploma in Environment Planning in 1983 from the University of Mysore. These were subsequent to his meritorious accomplishment of having been awarded his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the College of Engineering Trivandrum-University of Kerala in 1978. He has attended a course for "Advanced Leadership Training" in Hawaii, USA in 2007.
Prof. Baby Paul K. has an extensive 35 years of experience in Architectural Design and Planning Projects. His educational service began as Lecturer in Architecture in the College of Engineering, Trivandrum from 1980 to 1985. He has provided scholastic guidance and leadership to students as Professor and Head of Architecture at the School of Architecture, Government Engineering College, Trichur from 2004 to 2005 and afterward at the College of Engineering, Trivandrum from 2005 to 2009. He worked as Professor in the Manipal University and as Director of two self financing colleges of Architecture -in Mc Gans Ootty School of Architecture and IES College of Architecture Thrissur.He was the founder Principal of Marian College of Architecture and Planning, Kazhakkotam, Trivandrum from 2014 to 2019. Currently he is the Director of Marian College of Architecture and Planning, Kazhakkotam, Trivandrum.
Besides teaching Architecture to college students, Prof. Baby Paul K. has served as Town Planner in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Sultanate of Oman where he was instrumental in the planning of settlements in the Dhofar region. He was keenly involved in the research projects in Environmental Planning as well. Prof. Baby Paul K. was a Consultant Architect Planner of the LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Trivandrum. As the Associate of Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai and Fellow of the Institute of Town Planners, India, Prof. Baby Paul K. is also a Member of The Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Mumbai, The Indian Society of Technical Education, New Delhi and The Council of Architecture, India.
Prof. Baby Paul K. has conducted several training programmes on New Trends in Housing, Ecology of the City, and Technology for Architecture, Sustainable Human Settlement Planning etc. for teachers of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Other key technical areas that he is trained in include Industrial Noise Control, Settlement Design, and Architecture for Earthquake Resistance of Building, Landscape Architecture, Ecological and Economic Management of Coastal Zones, Environmental Impact Assessment and Research Methodology. His publications range from Design Basics, Jewish Architecture of Kerala, Environmental Pollution and the Law in India and Design for Dementia Care to Cultural Influences on Built Form.
Prof. Baby Paul K., in his study of Architecture and Heritage Buildings, has travelled to various parts of the world like Europe, United Kingdom, United States of America, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia,China,HongKong and the Middle East countries, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and India. At various planning and development forums, he has presented his thoughts on Sustainable Development, Disaster Management, Millennium Development Goals and the Cities, Urban Safety and Security, Urban Future and Sustainable Architecture. Not only as an excellent student but also as a very talented teacher and architect, Prof. Baby Paul K. has won accolades and several awards in the fields of Architecture and Urban Planning.