Born in Kerala, India in 1968, Jayakrishnan graduated in Architecture from the prestigious College of Engineering, Trivandrum, University of Kerala, in the year 1993. In 1998, he co-founded the firm JCJR Partnership in Trivandrum, Kerala and worked on numerous projects inside and outside Kerala. Most recently in 2008, he and his wife, Ar. Chitra Nair, established the firm JCJR Homes in Trivandrum, Kerala. Since then he has been working as a partner in this firm.
He is a staunch believer that the collective efforts of specialists in a field can yield manifold dividends in academic pursuits. He is registered with the Council of Architecture and is an active member of Indian Institute of Architects and Indian Institute of Interior Designers. He is very keen on Architectural education and involves in many academic activities in Trivandrum and outside. A multifaceted personality, JK is a well-heeled traveller, ace photographer, collector of cinema and an artist by his own right. His travels abound in stories, his pictures tell their own tales and his art remains unique. Explore the site to know all about a man full of life and passion.
JK was instrumental in popularizing and furthering the scope and purpose of the Architecture Walk with active participation and wholehearted involvement. By sketching and recreating the beauty of these buildings, more attention went into the preservation and promotion of the hallmarks of the city. His sketching style is quite unique and is an art in itself.
The level of thought and technique that goes into tasteful architecture is tremendous. To be able to fashion a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment in a structure is a thing of relentless hard work and gifted talent. Winning an award in this field is no mean task and JK has been decorated for his acumen and landmark achievements.
Every frame caught in the cameras of JK has managed to weave a web of magic around itself. Evoking a power to impact the viewer, his stills are special for their diverse subjects, exciting moments and astounding imagery. Explore his various shots to get a taste of the vivid tapestry he has captured from across the world.
Sketching, studying and knowing, JK has travelled the world to discover the thought behind structures and also to come in contact with the culture surrounding them. From Europe to South America or Africa to Asia, no place is too remote or far. Travelling all around the world in search of art in architecture, JK revels in the craft and technique gone into the many architectural gems scattered around the world.
JK has been featured in a number of articles for his eminence in architecture. His works have caught the attention of the media due to the exceptional nature of the works undertaken. He is even the recipient of the Gold Leaf, IIA Kerala State Award for Excellence in Architecture. In this section you can find the articles that have been inspired by his genius.