Founder & Chief Architect
The firm had its inception in 1982 under Ar. A. Shanmugam, who was the pioneer in creating awareness of architecture as a profession in Trichy, India. Underneath his calm demeanour, lies a wealth of design knowledge that comes out each time issues both at site and drawing table crop out.
She is our very own Iron Lady who laid the strong foundations along with Ar. A. Shanmugam. A plethora of suffixes may be added to her considering the kind of work, problems she addresses and people she meets everyday. You would not be surprised to find her on one hand convincing the district commissioner to sanction funds for Public buildings and on the other argue with the street vendor on civic cleanliness. She is a go to person for all us be it financial, medical and personal apart from professional.
Director , Senior Engineer
His association with SA goes a long way for about quarter century or more! Trustworthiness and assurance on the delivery of the end product are two important aspects of him that anyone can vouch for.
Director ,Senior engineer
With many degrees and qualifications to his name it is always a wonder to all of us where his zest for learning comes from. Our in house structural expertise lies with Balu sir, as he is affectionately called. He is the other person who has hit quarter of a century with SA.
Santhosh Shanmugam worked with Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami for around 5 years before joining SA. He has worked on a wide range of Hospitality, Apartments, High End Villas & Competition projects around the world. He credits a lot to architect Chad Oppenheim for his guidance on timeless design ideas within the realm of architectural practice. Santhosh has completed his post graduation in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, New York.
Raja Krishnan is a passionate designer who enjoys challenges and consistently pushes the design barriers in conventional practice. He has previous professional experience at Rafael Vinoly Architects, London and Massimiliano Fuksas, Milan. He also worked with Chandavarkar & Thacker & Architecture Autonomous, Goa before joining as a partner at SA. He has completed his post graduation at Bahaus Kolleg, Dessau, Germany.
Be it Biryani or GFC drawing's Ismail can pull if off at ease in crunch deadlines!