Saiju Mohammed

The Journey of an Inceptionist

What is Insight all about?
The vision titled Insight was born within the heart of Ar. Saiju Basheer dreamer & founder of Insight architects.

“A response is a design”
-Saiju Basheer (Principal architect)

Ar. Basheer believes that every person including you and me, has a deeper understanding of ourselves as individuals. We (Insight), as humans possess the innate ability to envision ourselves, reflect our beliefs and dreams into reality.

The mantra ‘a response is a design’ helped Insight to generate a diverse range of over 500 projects, a cause for celebration of 5000 days in architecture. As an innovative hub of thinkers & re-definers, we complete 15 years on the 5th of November 2017.

Who is Saiju Mohammed (Ar. Basheer)?
Igniting a dynamic team of architects and interior designers, Ar. Basheer has worked on a wide spectrum of projects ranging from macro commercial projects to interior designs and eminent resorts to private and luxury residences.

With over 500 projects and 15 years of expertise in the field Ar. Basheer has infused his style creating a crescendo over his structures.

Ar. Basheer completed his B.Arch. from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
During his days at C.E.T, his experiences molded him, helped him explore many fields, and branch out into the dreamer he is designed to be.

Being the secretary of the society of student architects, as a Convener he effectively conducted South Indian Architects Convention (ZONASA 2000.)

‘The Need for architecture in Seaport Engineering’
Ar. Basheer propagated the science of sea-port engineering by redefining the common man’s knowing of Marine sea ports, he did so by infusing the architecture he experienced in his grounded thesis titled ‘the International Sea port & Trans-Shipment Hub, Vizhinjam.’ It was recognized by the government of Kerala and referred to as ‘relevant’ and ‘uplifting’ in the present context of seaports.

After this chapter, he was consecutively invited to prominent international conferences. In 2002, Invitations led him to participate in several conferences, one of which was the international conference on ‘Ocean Engineering’ held at IIT, Chennai. In 2012, He published a paper titled ‘Seaports-through the lens of architecture’ at the international conference on port structures and harbor engineering at AMET University, Chennai.

Ar. Basheer had worked on his debut projects in a small business office namely Saiju Mohammed Associates right after his graduation in July 2001, which was later pioneered as the Insight CARD (Consortium for Architectural research & Design) in Trivandrum Kerala on the 5th November 2002.

‘We have horizons yet to unfold’
Insight received the Indian institute of Architect Award for outstanding contribution to the architectural field. Ar. Basheer is an associate of the Indian Institute of Interior Designers and continues to serve as a guest lecturer in many prestigious institutions of South India.

More than a handful of our projects have been tele-featured by various channels in Kerala.

‘It’s time to traverse borders and make our mark’
When Insight’s projects were landmarked, we realized that it’s time to traverse cultural borders and channel the Insight vibes to the Middle East regions. In 2012, we began functioning in Oman, later in 2015 we launched Insight Consultancy Engineering for a full-fledged functioning.

‘Where is he now?’
Saiju Mohammed Basheer, resides in Thiruvanthapuram, he continues to dream, surpassing norms, sharing the reality of those dreams with you, who are reading this and proving to us, youngsters once which was a dream ‘The Insight’ is the reality we live to witness.

Design Team

design team
Ar, Diji
Ar. Diji
With a solid experience of six years in coordinating macro level projects in Dubai, DG coordinated major urban design projects like Luxury residences, resorts and theme parks. Having an inclination to design management, her abilities in Interior design and concept development drives her to share her interest. She is a catalyst designated as a ‘senior architect’ at Insight Architects. Enjoys her family life, calls Trivandrum her home.
A fiery sense of craftsmanship in design, he possesses crafted skills that are design centric like 3D and physical modelling, concept development. When given a task, Jayesh is sharp and calculative about any task thrown his way, he says ‘I love my job, I cherish every single moment of it and the satisfaction I receive is the beauty of it all.’ Being a ‘get things done’ kind of guy that he is, coordination of budding designers, sharing his knowledge with them is a joy he propagates for the future of youngsters advancing in architecture. When he’s not working, he enjoys long trips and food he’s never tried before.
Ar. Vaisakh
Vaisakh, also known as the team’s guy, when it comes to sharing his passion for architecture, design coordination and project management is his strong suit. Enjoys graphic design, football takes up most of his time. Architect by day, soccer-gamer by night, celebrates himself with comfort food, motor-bikes and touring with his wolf pack.
Ar. Bradharshini
Inclined to the artistic process of architecture, Bradha has taught herself to be equipped with a sharpened skill set when it comes to everything in between graphic design, illustration and Interior design. Born and brought up in Chennai, she selects Trivandrum to be her favorite place. You can have an hour long conversation if ‘Harry potter’ and visual graphics are involved. During Onam, she enjoys street life at Trivandrum, her version of a wanderlust vacation, is an unplanned trip to Hampi, meeting strangers, learning new languages comes along with it.
Abrar Ali
Gathering a team for a good cause, organizing an event, bringing people together, a spark of team spirit, if you have Aliyan on your team you’ve won the lottery. With a sensitive eye to aesthetics and materials, his strength is rooted in his ability to translate an idea into a practical design. When he’s not working he’s a busy bee - socializing, meeting new people enjoying a hot cup of tea with a group of people he just met.
Ar. Ananthu
“When I got my first camera, it was just something else. Experiencing photography is so verbally abstract, discovering what makes these pictures what they are, that’s where I find myself.” If ananthu is not busy with client meetings and site visits, you can find him glued to his phone, instagramming or out bike-riding with his wolf pack.
Ar. Rose
Being a right-brained designer, a Polaroid camera, a playlist on shuffle mode and a sketchbook would be her must have essentials. She says “Honestly, Being busy is an occupational hazard, I would rather be designated as a free thinker than an “architect”, as life becomes so much easier when you wear yourself like a sweat shirt.” Raised in Dubai in the land of the impossible, she completed her B.Arch. Degree at College of Architecture, Trivandrum.
She loves exploring materials, design, prefers interiors over architecture. Having an inclination to interior design, understanding client needs, identifying compatible material palettes, She finds great satisfaction and happiness in watching a project grow. Roshnara strongly believes that we must use do everything in our power to stand up and face the opposing giants of injustice and everything ruling against what is right. She’s an active participant at site visits, she enjoys classic melodramatic movies.
Ar. Meenakshi
Ar. Geethanjali
Ar. Arun S.R
SPINE of insight
A melodious track sung by Chitra or Yesudas is on ‘replay mode’ on her playlist. With 12 years of experience at Insight, she has perfected the skill of Architectural drafting. Perfection is what she stands for. When deadlines are in the zone, she delivers at lightning speed, she says “Pressure is what drives me to the top, when I’m under pressure that’s when I give it my all.” Sincere, dedicated and passionate about what she does, she enjoys her family life at Trivandrum.
Settled at Sreekaryam, Trivandrum, She may appear like a very quiet person, but when you get to know her, she’ll leave you laughing off your stomach. Maya is passionate about technical drawing production. With a solid 12 years of experience, she challenges heavy sized detailing with classical music playing in the background. She says “I love talking to people, when I get to know them, they’ll usually hang around me, when they need a breather.”
Being a people’s person that she is, in her leisure time she enjoys good company and listening to music. Out of the 11 years of experience she has at Architectural Drafting, and Technical detailing, she’s a striving perfectionist when it narrows down to the skills of a draftsperson.
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