PTK ARCHITECTS is a Chennai based firm established in 1983 comprising of well experienced work force of fifty architects and engineers many of whom have been with it for a decade or more. During its three decades of practice, the firm has been involved in several major industrial, educational, housing and commercial projects all over India and overseas.
The firm has developed as an integrated design and project management group, where architecture and engineering are equal partners in design and innovation, dealing with the entire spectrum of skills needed to establish a facility that is well networked into its larger environment.
Creativity, disciplined planning and value engineering are our core skills which integrate architecture and engineering to produce elegant design and efficient space utilization with optimized cost. In the complex ethos of today they are needed all the more, to be able to make educated choices by avoiding the pitfalls and excesses in design that ignore contextual necessities. We explore and employ a wide range of scientific and engineering skills to produce environmentally sustainable and energy efficient buildings.
Cultural references and sensitivity to local contexts makes our design approach address concerns of the globalizing world where technology tends to override geographical and social context, helping people interact more closely with the built environment around them.
Rain water harvesting & preserving natural water courses at Daimler Chennai Plant
Value local contexts
Vernacular architecture at CEDT Campus, Kozhikode
Energy efficiency in design
Natural lighting of shop floor at BSH Plant at Pillaipakkam, Chennai
People friendly spaces
Pedestrian spine at Sri Krishna College of Engineering, Coimbatore
Integrating architecture and engineering
Architectural & structural concept of Parts Centre at Daimler India is based on maximising sun exposure for solar PV panels on the roof
At PTK architects, our digitized design process facilitates information flow right from developing design concepts to completion of the project, between team members, clients and other stake holders for quick response and decision making. This also allows hand-in glove collaboration with other professionals rendering integrated and sustainable solutions to increasingly complex nature of problems.
An employee profile with strong work ethics that combines youth and experience makes for a well-balanced mature and capable team catering to project time-lines and cost management aspects at high priority.
Continuous refinement through evaluation and feedback
Traditional roofing system of Ashok Leyland School refined & adapted to current techniques
Various engineering & design software support the production process
Team work and sensitivity to user needs
Design workshop in progress at PTK
Precision, accuracy and on-time delivery
Animated erection sequence of Daimler Bus Plant with cost & time indicators for project monitoring
PT Krishnan obtained his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Madras in 1968 and went on to complete his M.Arch degree at the University of California at Berkeley in 1969. After working with the well known American firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York, he returned to India in 1971. After an eleven year stint with another office he established this firm in 1983.
He has been a member in several government appointed planning committees concerned with city planning and has authored several papers on urban issues, especially urban conservation and the profession.
On the academic side he has been a member on the Board of Studies of the School of Architecture, Anna University and the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has also been associated with the School of Architecture, Anna University and the MEASI Academy as a visiting faculty.
An active heritage conservationist, he was the Convener of the Tamilnadu Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage for ten years.
Raja Shyam Sundar is a graduate in Bachelor of Architecture from School Of Architecture & Planning, Chennai in 1992. Special training in Interior De-signing and space Planning at the Institute of K.HaraAssociated Architects & Engineers, TOKYO.
Trained by well known Architects in India – Mr. Balakrishna V. Doshi, Ahmedabad (City Planning) & Mr.P.T Krishnan, Chennai (Institutional Buildings). Has three yeasrs of professional experience as Architect with LARSEN & TOUBRO LTD. – ECC CONSTRUCTION GROUP – During which most of the time was spent in designing and detailing of Township Master Plans for various Cement and Power plants in India. He is also a member of Indian Institute of Architects.
B.E (Elect.)., Dip. HVAC & R., Dip. Vibration Analysis
Dr. L.S Jayagopal
M.Tech., PhD., FIE
B.Arch., M.L Arch (Landscape)