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  • B.Arch,  Mangalore University, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • M.Arch,  Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Ph.D      National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli


  • Architecture

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture,National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620 015, since 2010
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620 015, from  2005 - 2010
  • Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Regional Engineering College , Tiruchirappalli - 620 015, from May 1999 -2005.
  • Lecturer, Department of Architecture with PERIYAR MANIAMMAI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN – THANJAVUR from August 1997 to April 1999
  • Architect with M/s. Vadivam, Chennai – 1995 – 1997

Consultancy Works

  • Interior Design of Department of Training & Placement- REC Trichy
  • Principal Designer for the following projects at NIT Trichy
  •  Orion - Lecture Hall Complex
  • CSG  Annexe - 2 Central Computing Facility
  • Training and Placement Department
  • Shopping Complex
  • Conversion of Lecture hall (LH9) to Virtual Classroom
  • Assisted EMD in many Refurbishment projects
  • Interior Design Works for NIT, Warangal
  • Vertical and Horizontal expansion of Architecture Building 
  • Canteen and Retail Sales outlet for TANUVAS, Orathandu
  • Research and Devlopment Block for TWAD, Trichy
  • Project House for TWAD, Thanjavur

Development Activities:

  • Obtained the grant of Rs.9.0 lakhs under MODROBS 2002-2003, for Project “Advanced Architectural Design Computing Media Laboratory” and served as its Project Coordinator.
  • Instrumental in establishing computer Laboratory in the Department of Architecture.
  • Assisted in the Preparation of Annual Plan Reports by Submitting Proposals for Augmenting Computer Facilities.
  • In-Charge of Computer Laboratories and Facilities in the Department of Architecture.
  • Organized Autodesk REVIT Training Workshop for Faculty of Department of Architecture in May 2008.
  • Member of Quality Assurance Committee for Estate Maintenance – Institute Zone (March 2007 to April 2008)
  • Member of Estate Works & Maintenance committee – Institute Zone ( from 5th May 2008)
  • Associate Dean - Planning and Development (from December 2017)


  • Attended an International symposium on Studies on Historical Heritage at Antalya, Turkey from September 17th to 21st 2007
  • Attended  22nd lAPS -International conference at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK from  June 24-29, 2012
  • Attended 23rd International Seminar on Urban Form, Nanjing University , Nanjing , China from July 07-10,2016



  • P.Gopalakrishnan and Dr.Pushplata, “Enhancing the imageability of a historical city core in the process of urban regeneration - A case study of Thanjavur" Proceedings of the international Symposium on Studies on Historical Heritage, September 17-21, 2007, Antalya, Turkey, pp. 245 -352
  • P.Gopalakrishnan, “Strategies for Revitalizing the historic core for Promoting Heritage Tourism – A case study of Thanjavur”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Tourism and Architecture, September 20 -22, 2007, Madurai, India, pp.156 -165.
  • P.Gopalakrishnan and Dr.T.Srinivas, “ Study of views and visual relationships of sacred monuments, settings and people” Proceedings of the Young Researchers Workshop , 22nd lAPS -International conference, June 24-29, 2012, Glasgow, UK pp.375-376, ISBN 978-0-94-764988-3
  • P.Gopalakrishnan and Dr.T.Srinivas, "Urban Morphological impacts on the Viewscape of Sacred architectural forms in the HIstoric south Indian cities - A case study of Madurai", 23rd International Seminar on Urban Form, July 7-10, 2016, Nanjing, China 
  • Dr.G.Subbaiayan and P.Gopalakrishnan, "Study of Urban Morphological transformations in the Historic core: A case study of Thanjavur, India." 23rd International Seminar on Urban Form, July 7-10, 2016, Nanjing, China



  • P.Gopalakrishnan and G.Subbaiyan , “Revitalizing the Environs of Historical Core of Thanjavur”, International Journal of Physical and  Social Science, Vol.2, Issue:6 pp 507-517. ISSN: 2249-5894
  • G.Subbaiyan and P.Gopalakrishnan , “ A Study of Association Between Fear of crime Of People at Bus stops and Features of street segments”, International Journals of Research in Social Science, Vol.2, Issue:2 , May 2012 pp.450-463. ISSN: 2249-2496
  • P. Gopalakrishnan and  T. Srinivas , ” Viewscape Assessment Framework for Protecting the Views of Sacred Monuments: Comparative Study of Srirangam and Thanjavur Religious Towns “, Creative Space Journal, Vol. 1, Issue: 2, January 2014 pp. 195–213
  • C. Hannah,T. Srinivas and P. Gopalakrishnan, ”Managing Security in the Built Environment –A Review of Environmental Crime Prevention Strategies” Creative Space Journal, Vol. 2, Issue: 2, January 2015 pp. 141–156



  • Member Council Of Architecture(COA), New Delhi, India
  • Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Architects(IIA), Mumbai, India
  • Associate Member of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), London, UK.
  • Member International Association People – Environment Studies (IAPS), UK
  • Member International Seminar on Urban Forms (ISUF)



Research interests are directed primarily toward historic environment research in a variety of interrelated areas

  • Study of visual aspects of historic towns of Tamil Nadu
  • Urban regeneration and conservation in historic towns in the context of JNURM
  • Imageablitiy and historic environment
  • Preservation of Views of historic sacred monuments
  • Place attachment to religious architecture



Contact Address

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
Department of Architecture
NIT Trichy -620015