Ar. Krishna Rao Jaisim

Principal Architect, Jaisim Fountainhead

Personal Life:

  • Born 1944
  • Married 1970, to Geeta
  • Daughter- Ashwini Jaisim (MA Psychology, IIID member)
  • Schooling –
  • Madras Christian College School (1960)
  • Bachelor’s of Architecture (1966, Madras University)

Working Life:

  • FOUNTAINHEAD completes 47 years in 2017
  • 1980 to Now
    - Returned to India – took up the home of his ancestors – Bangalore
  • 1975 to 1980
    - Challenged – adventure into a new dimension of the Building Industry – Overseas – Muscat,
    - Venturing into spheres of import and distribution of Building Materials, from Running Scheduled Contracts to running a Stone Crusher and Fabrication Unit
  • 1970 Inspired by the writings of the legendary Ayn Rand, founded practice under the name JAISIM – FOUNTAINHEAD
  •  The practice from 1970 to 1975, grew, winning a National Competition for the Cochin Stadia, Presidents Nomination for the Small Industries Pavilion and the Prestigious ‘TAJ Fisherman’s Cove’
  •  1966 to 1970 worked with Chartered Architects – L M CHITALE & SON, Madras

AWARDS AND MENTIONS

  • TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARD (March 2018)
  • MERIT AWARD (Jan 2018)
  • ARCASIA AWARD (2017)
  • NDTV Lifetime Achievement Award in Architecture
    (March 2014)
  • Award for Dedicated Services in the field of Civil Engineering from CIVIL-AID
    (Feb.2012)
  • JK Cements AYA - Chairman’s Award (20th AYA)
    (August 2011)
  • Award for Best Commercial Architecture (2008)
    CNBC Awaaz Crisil Real Estate Awards
  • Nature’s Friend Award (2007 )
    Centre for Green Building materials and Technology
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
    For Outstanding Performance in the field of architecture awarded by PAA (Practicing Architects’ Association)
  • International Gold Star Millennium Award (2007)
    International Conference on Indo-Nepal Friendship and Economic Co-operation at Kathmandu
  • Durian Society Interiors Design Award (2004)
    For Outstanding Contribution in Interior Architecture
  • J K AWARD – Architect of the Year (1992)

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Council of Architecture (CA/75/1790).
  • Fellow – Indian Institute of Architects (F 5738)
  • Chairman of IIA-KC 2007-2010
  • Education inspector- COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE
  • CHAIRMAN- ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE COMMITTEE OF IIA
  • Fellow - United Writer's Association
  • Fellow - Indian society of lighting engineers
  • Fellow – The Indian Institution of Valuers, India
  • Charter President – Rotary Club – Cubbon Park
  • P. President – Practicing Architects Association
  • Member (Treasurer) - Board of Governors –INSTRUCT
  • Advisor member – Structural Engineers World Congress
  • Professor (Design chair) – B M S C E – Dept. of Architecture
  • Professor (Design chair) – B M S S A – Yelahanka
  • Board of Governors – Oxford School of Architecture
  • Board of Governors – School of Architecture and Planning – Baroda
  • Advisor – Centre for Applied Research and Education, S A P Tiruchi
  • Member – College of Architecture, Trivandrum (C.A.T)
  • Design Chair – McGAN’s School of Architecture - Ooty
  • Visiting Professor to Colleges of Architecture
  • Member – International Affairs Board of IIA
  • Member – Indian Institute of Interior Designers
  • Member Review Committee – HUDCO
  • Member – India Habitat Center
  • Member – C.E.E.E.F
  • Member - ISHRAE
  • Member – of many other organizations to do with Ecology, Environment and Architecture
  • Member – TASK FORCE – HOUSING – Govt. of Karnataka
  • Member Advisor – SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION
  • Advisor – G M Institute of Technology
  • Member - Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation
  • Member - Indian Plumbing Association
  • Adjunct Professor – M.I.T
  • Member Governing Body – TERI - The Energy Research Institute

Prof. Ar. K. Jaisim has authored and presented over 150 papers, has been published in International, National and State Media, has made over 1500 presentations on issues regarding Architecture on International, National Forums and Multi-Media. He has convened the Indian Institute of Architects – National Convention in Bangalore. He has been the Convener for the Workshop on Innovative, Cost & Energy Effective Construction Methods and Systems.