Eugene Pandala is an Indian architect known for his constructions with environmental sustainability. He is actively involved with Cultural and Natural Heritage conservation and working for socially relevant projects. He studied Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, A Fellowship in heritage conservation from UK. He was the founding head of the second oldest Architecture school of Kerala.
Exposure to traditional building techniques, an interest in sustainable ways of living, love for nature and a general passion for natural building materials, has amalgamated to form his architectural thinking and has led him to explore traditional technologies using Natural materials. His works are highly contextual and distinctive to the environment they are situated in. He was involved with many important Government funded urban design and heritage conservation projects including Trivandrum East Fort conservation, and Fort Cochin Renewal and Beautification project.
In 1999 for one of his residential buildings built with mud Bodhi, Pandala was given, a Commendation award, by J.K., Architect of the year award. He is also the recipient of Designer of the year Award given by Inside Outside design magazine in 2007. In 2011, the Lalit Kala Akademi conferred him the first Laurie Baker award for his continuing work in sustainable cost effective buildings