Mr. L Gopakumar, Managing Director of the Publishing House Designer Publications Kerala Pvt Ltd and the Chief Editor of the first architecture magazine in Malayalam, Designer + Builder, is the Chairman of DiiD. He leads all the administrative as well as other activities of the organization.
Mr. L Gopakumar is one of the leading architects in Kerala. He passed out from the premier institute, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram and set up practice in Kochi in the year 1990. Currently, he is the architectural advisor to KITCO.
The projects handled by Mr. L Gopakumar were the prestigious Vyttila Mobility Hub, Airport Museum & Trade Centre at Nedumbasserry, Corporate Office for ‘Roads & Bridges Corporation’ at Kakkanadu, Tribal Museum and Performing Theatre at Foreshore Road, Ernakulam, Entrance Gate to LNG Terminal at Vypin etc. He has also designed a number of private residences and apartments. He is also the architect behind the biggest Waste Treatment Plant in Kerala. His overseas projects include a 150-bed multi-specialty hospital in Quatar. He has held the positions of Chairman,Indian Institute of Architects, Kochi Centre and Secretary,Institute of Indian Interior Designers, Kerala Chapter.
Dr. Rema S. Kartha
Qualified with a Postgraduation in Journalism, and a Doctorate in Malayalam Language & Literature, she is the Founder Editor of Designer + Builder (the first architecture magazine in Malayalam publishing since 2003), Chief Editor of Veedum Planum (Malayalam Magazine on residential architecture), Group Editor of Design Detail (the national architecture magazine in English ) and Building Services & Utilities (the complete journal on Building Services and Utilities) published by Designer Publications Kerala Pvt Ltd.
She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Designer Publications Kerala Pvt Ltd, the publishing House of many architecture books and publications and Designer Institute of Interior Design, an institution which offers quality learning in Interior Design in association with Kitco –Assocham Consortium.
Other than in Architecture journalism, her contributions are in literature. She has authored two books also. She is the Press member of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers – Kerala Chapter, Member of Kerala Management Association and KMA Women Managers forum.