Prof. K. Thirumaran

 Dr. K. Thirumaran


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  • B.Arch,A.I.I.A.(Regional Engineering College, Bhopal)
  • M.Arch (School of Architecture and Planning, Chennai)
  • Ph.D. (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli)

Area of Research

  • Empirical study on the Relevance of French colonial architectural style among contemporary built environment in Puducherry.

Current Research Works

  • 1. A study on the impact of Urbanization on the Climate of Madurai Region.
  • 2. Conservation of the Built Heritage of Sri Rangam.
  • 3. Utopian Architecture.
  • 4. Interrelationship between human habitation and river Vaigai bank.
  • 5. Study on Entrance Design Elements and Image of the Technical Institute in Tamilnadu.

Book Published

  • 1. Impediments of French Architecture Facades in Contemporary Buildings of Puducherry, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (August 4, 2011), ISBN-10: 3845419261 ISBN-13: 978-3845419268

Paper Published

  • 1. Assessing the Physical Feature Attributes of French Architectural Style in the Contemporary Built Environment at Puducherry: A Lens Model Approach, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Thiruchirapalli, The IUP Journal of Architecture, Vol. III, No. 1, pp. 7-32, February 2011.
  • 2. An Experiential Study On The Ability Of Institutes Entrance Design Elements And Physical Features In Inducing Perceived Image Among The Observers: With Reference To Entrance Edifice Of Technical Institutes In Tiruchirappalli And Thanjavur Region, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2014 ISSN 2277-8616 191 IJSTR©2014
  • 3. Energy Efficient Passive Design Strategies for Buildings in Madurai, American Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society Issue 3, Vol. 1 January 2014
  • 4. Investigating the Impact of Urban Settings on Girudhumal River in Madurai Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning
  • 5. Significance of the Built Heritage of Srirangam? An Overview, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, February 2014.
  • 6. Socio-Economic Assessment and Planning in Corridor Conservation Initiative Assessment at Kallar Elephant Corridor, International journal of Engineering Research & Technology, Vol. 3 (11), Jan 2014.

  • 7. Land Use changes and its implications on elephant corridor a Nilgiris, International research journal of sustainable science & engineering, Vol. 2 (09), Sep 2014.
  • 8. Effects of Changing Urban Environment of Madurai - Challenges and Opportunities for Future Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Vol 3(2): 114-124, Oct 2015.
  • 9. A Comparative Analysis of Land Surface Retrieval Methods Using Landsat 7 and 8 Data to Study Urban Heat Island Effect in Madurai, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, ISSN 0974-5904, Volume 09 (4), Jan 2016.
  • 10. An Overview of Passive Downdraft Evaporative Cooling as an Alternative to Mechanical Cooling Systems In Moderate and Composite Climatic Zones of India, Ecology, Environment and conservation Paper, Vol 22, Dec. Suppl. Issue, 2016.
  • 11. Visual perception on the architectural elements of the built heritage of a historic temple town: A case study of Kumbakonam, India, Frontiers of Architectural Research, Vol. 6 (1), 96-107, March 2017.
  • 12. Analyzing Green Building Technologies in Indian Vernacular Architecture: A Case Study of Kerala, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.6 (5), May 2017.

Conference Papers

  • 1. Computational Investigation of Natural Ventilation in an Educational Building in Madurai, Tamilnadu, International Conference on PLEA- Design to Thrive at Edinburgh, UK, July3-5 2017.
  • 2. Conservation Strategies to Revive the Imageability of the Kumbakonam - Historic town, International Conference on ‘CITAA’ at Cairo, Egypt, May 11-13 2017.
  • 3. Key Components for Delineating an Efficient Urban Development in Historic Towns: Stakeholders’ Perception, 2nd International Conference on ‘UPADSD’, Palermo, Italy, Oct 25-27 2017.


  • 1. Urban design and Architectural Conservation
  • 2. Cost effective construction and Building services

Short Term Courses attended:

  • “Designing for Rehabilitation & Disaster Prevention” at Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur, 20th to 24th January 2003.
  • “Towards Sustainable Habitats”, at Auroville Centre for Scientific Research Foundation for Sustainable Development, Pondicherry, 22nd to 27th october 2001

Workshop Organized

  • Organized the Building Construction workshop on “Cost Effective Construction Techniques” from March 8-10, 2007.


Sl. No. Name of the Project Cost in Lakhs
1. Science Centre 2500.00
2. Faculty Blocks 700.00
3. Students Activity Centre 350.00
4. Open Air Auditorium 350.00
5. Students Shopping Centre 200.00
6. Security Office 50.00
7. Master Plan for NITT Campus 5.00
8. New Building for Mechanical Department 2500.00
  Total Value of the project 6655.00

Administrative Activities

  • 1. Member, Board of Governor from November 2013.
  • 2. Served as Head of the Department from 2009 to 2012.
  • 3. Member, Board of Studies, SAP, Anna University, Chennai.
  • 4. Member, Board of Studies, Anna University, Coimbatore.
  • 5. Member, Board of Studies, Adhiyaman College of Engineering, Hosur.
  • 6. Member, AICTE.

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • 1. Council of Architecture.
  • 2. Indian Institute of Architects.
  • 3. Indian Society for Technical Education

Contact Address

Associate Professor
Department of Architecture
NIT Trichy -620015