Dr. P.Gopalakrishnan

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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:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Architecture,National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620 015, since 2022
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture,National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – 620 015, from 2010 - 2022
  • 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




  • Associate Dean (Planning & Development) 2018 - 2021
  • Member ,Estate Welfare Committee &  Quarters Allotment Committee
  • Member , High   Performance   Design   &   Computing Centre of Excellence
  • Member, MBA Building Monitoring Committee
  • Member, Kakodkar   Recommendations  Implementation Committee
  • Expert Member, Next Generation Smart Campus
  • Member  ,  Strategic  Transformation  Group (STG)
  • Warden , Sapphire and Topaz Hostels                            


Consultancy Works

Principal Designer for the following projects at NIT Trichy

  • A2 Hall interior design
  •  Vertical and Horizontal expansion of Architecture Department 
  • Orion - Lecture Hall Complex
  • CSG  Annexe - 2 Central Computing Facility
  • Training and Placement Department
  • Shopping Complex
  • Conversion of Lecture hall (LH9) to Virtual Classrnterior Design of Department of Training & Placement- REC Trichy
  • Assisted EMD in many Refurbishment projects


Other Projects 

  • Interior Design Works for NIT, Warangal
  • Canteen and Retail Sales outlet for TANUVAS, Orathandu
  • Research and Devlopment Block for TWAD, Trichy
  • Project House for TWAD, Thanjavur



  • Co-PI Research Project –“Community based energy reduction in residential buildings” CEDRI 2018 -2022
  • Co-PI Research Project - Developing Gram Panchayat spatial Development Plan (GPSDP) under Ministry of Panchayat Raj (MoPR)  -- 2020-21
  • PI for MODROBS project - obtained the grant of Rs.9.0 lakhs under MODROBS , for Project “Advanced Architectural Design Computing Media Laboratory” and served as its Project Coordinator. 2002-03


Development Activities:

  • Member of Tiruchirappalli Heritage Committee of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department
  • 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)



  • 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




  • Amalan Sigmund Kaushik, S., Gopalakrishnan, P., Subbaiyan, G. (2023). User Perception Study of Pedestrian Comfort Including Thermal Effects in an Educational Campus. In: Devi, L., Asaithambi, G., Arkatkar, S., Verma, A. (eds) Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India . CTRG 2021. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 272. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3494-0_17
  • Tarun Verma & Padmanaban Gopalakrishnan (2021),  Daylighting Evaluation and Retrofit Strategies: A Simulation-Based Approach to Optimise the Artificial  Lighting Consumption , A. Chakrabarti et al. (eds.), Design for Tomorrow–Volume 2, Smart Innovation, Systems  and Technologies 222, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0119-4_75931



  • Nikhil Bhandari, Srinivas Tadepalli & Padmanaban Gopalakrishnan,(2024), Investigation of acoustic comfort, productivity, and engagement in naturally ventilated university classrooms: Role of background noise and students’ noise sensitivity, Building and Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.111131.
  • Chittella Ravichandran & Padmanaban Gopalakrishnan, (2023), Estimating Cooling loads of Indian ResidencesUsing Building Geometry Data and Multiple Linear Regression, Energy and Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbenv.2023.06.003.
  • Nikhil Bhandari, Srinivas Tadepalli & Padmanaban Gopalakrishnan, (2023), Influence of non-uniform distribution of fan-induced air on thermal comfort conditions in university classrooms in warm and humid climate, India, Building and Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110373.
  • Tarun Verma & Padmanaban Gopalakrishnan (2023), Categorising the existing irradiance based blind control occupant behavior models (BC-OBMs) using unsupervised machine learning approach: A case of office building in India, Energy and Buildings, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112700.
  • Bhandari, N., Faheem, M., Tadepalli, S. & Gopalakrishnan P, (2023) .Study of occupant behaviour to improve thermal comfort conditions by arranging furniture in student hostel rooms, Energy and Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbenv.2023.10.002.
  • Chittella Ravichandran & Gopalakrishnan Padmanaban (2022) A numerical simulation-based method to predict floor wise distribution of cooling loads in Indian residences using Tukey honest significant difference test, Advances in Building Energy Research, DOI: 10.1080/17512549.2022.2129449
  • 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 DOI:https://doi.org/10.15415/cs.2014.12005
  • 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
  • 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



  • Gopalakrishnan, P., & Raja, S. (2023). Visual analysis of streetscape and urban morphology of a historical town – A case study of Srirangam. In Praxis of Urban Morphology: Book of Abstracts. Presented at the XXX Conference of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF2023), Belgrade, September 2023. ISBN-978-86-7924-336-2.
  • Subbaiyan Gnanasanbandam & Gopalakrishnan Padmanaban, (2023). Study of Transformation of Urban Morphological Features of Heritage Towns of Tamil Nadu, India. In Praxis of Urban Morphology: Book of Abstracts. Presented at the XXX Conference of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF2023), Belgrade, September 2023. ISBN-978-86-7924-336-2.
  • Nuthana Manoharan & Padmanaban Gopalakrishnan (2022) “Influence of pavement materials on pedestrians: Extent of impact on simulated, measured and perceived parameters” PLEA Conference SANTIAGO 2022  “’Will Cities Survive?”
  • Tarun Verma & Padmanaban Gopalakrishnan (2020) "Occupants' Perception versus Daylighting Simulations':A field study on lecture halls to correlate the occupant's subjective responses and climate-based daylight metrics, 35th PLEA Conference. Planning Post Carbon Cities. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17979/spudc.9788497497947
  • Subhodeep Neogi, S. Rajkumar, P. Gopalakrishnan (2020) Evaluation of Envelope Response to Varying Local Macroclimate in  Warm Humid Climate Zone of India: A Simulation Based Approach ,Proceedings of International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development  Jointly organized by Jadavpur University and The Institution of Engineers, India ,February 14-15, 2020
  • P.Gopalakrishnan and 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 
  • 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 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 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.



  • Member Council Of Architecture(COA), New Delhi, India
  • Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Architects(IIA), Mumbai, India
  • Member The Institution of Engineers (India) IEI , Architectural Engineering Division
  • 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

  • Thermal Comfort & Energy Studies
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation Studies
  • Design out crime strategies in urban built context
  • Study of visual aspects of historic towns of Tamil Nadu
  • Place attachment to religious architecture





Contact Address

Associate Professor
# 216 , first floor 
Department of Architecture
NIT Trichy -620015