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An entrepreneur, architect, visiting professor, research associate, adventurer and growth hacker whose job is to make opportunites knock the door more than once. And he’s got some good success there so far.

nagappan

Nagappan has 8 years experience in design, execution and project management of Architectural & interior projects. He has worked in many Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Industrial projects in India and Singapore before joining Design Qube.

He graduated from Thiagrajar college of Engineering, Madurai in the year 2007.Soon after graduation he started working at Coimbatore where he had the opportunity to work on projects like 2 lakh sft Engineering college at Namakkal, 3.5 lakh sft Garment Factory at Bangladesh, 5 acres Housing project at Coimbatore to name a few. After working for 4 years he decided to get some international exposure and so migrated to Singapore.In his 4 years of Singapore experience he had worked as Project Manager on 50,000 sft Commencial/Office project and 1.5 lakh sft High rise housing project to name a few.He also got the opportunity to learn advanced construction practices and systems which he tries to employ in his current projects.

He holds a very special place in his heart for his alma mater & his teachers. He believes in paying it forward whatever he has learnt and this lead him to take up a teaching position at Tamil Nadu School of Architecture, Coimbatore for a short stint.Since then he has served as visiting faculty/guest lecturer at various architectural schools.

His key areas of interest are sustainability and cost effective construction technology.He has participated in a week long workshop on Bamboo construction at Habitat Technology Group, Trivandrum and on Cost effective construction techniques at Laurie Baker Centre, Trivandrum.Being a native of the Chettinad region he has in depth knowledge about the climatological principles of Chettinad Architecture which reflects in his designs and detailing.He is also Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional (IGBC AP) who has complete understanding of Green building practices and certification process.

Apart from being an Architect he is also a qualified Property Valuer.He is an Approved valuer certified by the Institution of Valuers, India. He has participated in various National level Seminars on Valuation in India.

He has presented technical papers at various national level symposiums. He is a national champion at “Archumen” & “Archumen- Pro”- India’s biggest Architectural quiz.

He is an active volunteer with Isha Foundation and has taken part in all its activities both in India and Singapore since childhood.He is avid reader of both English/Tamil literature and Kindle becomes his best companion during long travels.
He loves trekking and has trekked on certain parts of the Himalayas and Western Ghats.His is passionate about music which lead him to take up Carnatic flute lessons since 2009 and he is proud to be music student forever.