A’FACTREE is a National Award winning firm in Kerala, founded in the year 2010 by Architect duo Arjun Rajan and Archana R.Arjun, with offices in Kochi and Kottayam. Our practice has evolved from its roots as a small studio into a large collaborative environment and our work covers projects in various building typologies spanning both public and private sectors, large and small across the country.
At A’FACTREE, we believe that there’s a lot more to Architecture than what meets the eye. We are dedicated to creating spaces that make a positive difference in the world and helping people lead happier and healthier lives. Our designs are evolved with ethos of sustainability, connection to place and collaborative studio process. We ensure through careful siting and selection of appropriate materials and systems; our projects are timeless and tread lightly on the planet.
Our firm’s people-first philosophy involving the client, Architect, and consultants, is built on three core principles- diversity, inclusion and engagement. Each member of our firm brings a wide variety of experience and expertise and our external consultants- with whom we have a long-established relationship, provides our clients with a complete range of related services to complement our design capabilities. The diverse talent pool which mirrors the diversity of our clients ratifies outside-the-box design thinking and the inclusion of many voices from both within our firm and in the communities, we serve-make our projects exceed expectations and achieve design excellence.
With a decade of successful professional practice, we also take pride in our thorough construction drawings and specifications as well as in the careful management and supervision of the construction process to realize our client’s dreams.
Graduated with Master in Architecture –Advanced Design from Manipal University and Bachelor in Architecture from Anna University Ar. Arjun‘s approach to design is driven by a strong social agenda and through his work, he strives to influence how people live and the way they treat the environment. His designs reflect his intention to create a better world for the future generations, elevate human dignity and improve the quality of life of its users. His motto is that Architecture is not for a selected few but everyone and since the inception of the firm, he has worked with much dedication to reflect it in his practice. Renowned for his social responsibility, he is the recipient of two prestigious National Awards from the Indian Institute of Architects for his project TRANSITION HOME designed for the flood victims of Kerala and his outstanding contribution to the activities of the institution. He was also awarded the Young Architect of the Chapter Award in the year 2021 by the Indian Institute of Architects. Ar.Arjun is also an academician with an extensive record of association with several Architectural and Interior Design institutions in the country.
After her graduation in Architecture from Anna University, Ar.Archana worked with leading firms in Chennai before founding A’FACTREE with spouse and partner Ar.Arjun. She believes that architecture is a long-term commitment and a good design will endure for generations to come. Hence, with her own unique kind of participation in the firm, she has developed a close working relationship with the clients which has helped the firm understand each client’s specific requirements and needs. With a design approach that is appropriate, emotive and functional, her goals on every project are to ensure that her projects provide the clients, an enjoyable and uplifting environment in which they spend their time while their goals and objectives are met. She is committed to find exceptional solutions in every project, whatever the scale of work she is involved in.