Benny Kuriakose holds a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an MA in conservation studies from the University of York, UK. He received basic lessons in architecture under Laurie Baker’s tutelage and began his career in 1984. Benny is well known for his role in the transplantation of the buildings in the Kerala Section of Dakshinachitra in Chennai and in designing public buildings. Major architectural works include the Muziris Heritage Project, Institute of Palliative Medicine in Calicut, the design of the tsunami affected villages of Chinnangudi and Tarangmbadi in Nagapattinam District and the Anantya Resort in Kanyakumari. Benny has authored the book Conserving Timber Structures in India (2007) and has edited Guidelines for the Preparation of a Heritage Management Plan. He has offered his services as consultant to UNDP, UNESCO, various State Governments and other organizations.