Association: Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID)
Jabeen L Zacharias is an architect and Interior Designer of International repute and a native of God’s own Country Kerala, India. She graduated in Architecture 1984 from Trivandrum and did her higher studies in Interior Design at New York. She heads the firm Jabeen Zacharias Architects with Head office at Cochin and satellite offices at New York and Bangalore. The practice has a unique project profile and clientele ranging from Star Hotels/ Resorts for Meridien, Leela and Taj, Museum for World Bank, Showrooms, Offices, Institutions, and Exclusive Residences.
Jabeen started a full time Professor in Architecture before she stepped into active practice in1990. She still is a visiting faculty at various colleges within the country and abroad. Ar Jabeen is the recipient of many coveted awards and her projects have been widely featured and published in prominent magazines and journals. Apart from being a full-fledged Architect and Interior Designer, Jabeen is also a multifaceted artist and activist. Theatre, music, dance, painting, sketching, writing have all been favored which contributes to the wholeness of ‘her architecture’.
As a leader she has been highly active in the professional platforms of both Architecture and Interior Design like the IIA and IIID, holding many milestone posts at State and National levels. Presently she is the National President of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers – the first lady President in 50 years.