Brijesh Shaijal is a Calicut Based Architect, Current Chairman of Indian Institute of Architects, Calicut Chapter. Brijesh began his architectural practice envisioning its growth into a practice that deviates from the norm and carves a niche in the industry. DAC grew into a respectable firm, becoming trendsetters by retaining authentic heritage with modern lifestyle statements. Beginning with mostly residential and commercial projects, the practice had in a decade, accumulated numerous projects and accolades in the industry. Brijesh stepped into the realm of urban design and started designing public projects – trying to fulfil the firm’s social responsibility by creating public spaces that inspire a sense of ownership among the people. Recently Finished Prestigous Project ‘Government Higher Secondary School, Karapparambu’ was among them. Now, acclaimed as the first ‘Green’ Government School in India, the intertwining of nature into and in between the built spaces opens up the closed frames of the typical school. DAC, which is housed in Design Ashram, Gujarathi Street embodies the existence of Design Ashram. With an incredibly designed space created by adapting a 100-year-old residence and re-envisioning it as a community space with due reverence given to its heritage value .
Design Ashram succeeded to be a community space for like-minded people to gather, connect, discuss and debate over topics of relevance and Culture-first of its kind in Calicut. Design Ashram took enterprising efforts to bring people from various fields closer, on a nurturing platform, striving to reinforce an interdependent and sustainable society. The concept intends to bring new talents, prime and selfless intentions and unique living tales into the public, and help them attain the aim and fame they truly deserve.
Taking his passion for travel to the next level, Brijesh set up World Architecture Travel, an exclusive travel enterprise providing architecturally curated tours to over 40 destinations globally. WAT has conducted several uber successful journeys to places, exploring the local rich culture, art and architecture while simultaneously providing architects and designers a platform for networking with the global architecture fraternity.
Apart from the numerous awards and accolades to his name, Brijesh Shaijal also has been a vital part of the Indian Institute of Architects, holding Chairmanship and also an active member on the national board, coordinating events that provide platforms for networking and global connections within the architect fraternity.