Born on 4/3/1961 into the illustrious family of Modayil as the youngest son of Bishop M.C. Mani and Thankamma Mani, Ar. M.M. Philip had his formal schooling in Govt. aided schools at Kanam, Pallom and took his B Arch from Govt. College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. He is married to Dr. Anila and has two kids Megha and Akash. His innovative designs and experimental styles gained regional notice and within years M.M. Philip established himself as a renowned architect.
Philip had established M.M. Philip & Associates, an architectural consultancy firm in association with a highly proficient team of professionals, which adhere to the highest ethical standards. In his extensive 3 decades of experience as an Architect, Philip has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from Publishing Houses, Auditoriums, Hospitals, Commercial Buildings, Industrial Blocks, Educational Institutions, Residential Apartments and six hundred plus villas. His firm which is Registered with Council of Architecture and Registered with Indian Institute of Architects has a list of esteemed clientele to its credits which in includes govt. bodies and nongovernment organizations as well.
Experience and Recognitions
Apart from the Architectural Consultancy, he is associated with various Professional & Educational bodies. Some of which are listed below:
Served in the panel of LIC, HDFC, SBT and Federal Bank. Worked as Consultant Architect of Kerala State Housing Board and for Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam with their various projects including an International convention centre esteemed at 40 crores. M.M. Philip & Associates was honoured by President of India for the design Mammen Mappilai Hall, the town hall of Kottayam Municipality.
Positions and Designations
Ar. Philip was an active member of several public organizations. He served as President of Junior Chamber of India, Kottayam Chapter and adorned the position as Chartered Secretary of Citizens Club, Kottayam. Marked his presence as Convenor of Better home exhibition comprising an Auto show and Kennel show, of which the latter has led to the formation of a Kennel club in Kottayam. Maintained active membership in the governing bodies of C.M.S. College Kottayam, Bishop Moor College Mavelikkara and various CBSE Schools in Kerala. Ar. Philip had proved himself as a dedicated and hardworking member with Kerala Council of Churches (An inter confessional organization of 15 churches and mission organizations in Kerala) and as the elected secretary (for two consecutive terms of 3 years each) of Madhya Kerala Diocese (C.S.I) Kottayam.
Social Career (National)
His commitments and skills made him General Secretary of Church of South India (the largest Protestant, the second most populous church in India with 24 diocese, 24 Bishops and 4 million people). Philip had successfully completed the enviable task of serving as Honorary Secretary of the Church of South India Trust Association, the administrative body of all the movable and immovable properties of the church. Member of the executive committee and working committee of (NCCI) National Council of Churches in India (an ecumenical forum of orthodox and protestant churches in India, located in Nagpur) and Member of Church Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) were the various positions he had held in nearly three decades of his career. He had been the member of governing body, Christian Medical College, Velloor and Christian Medical College, Ludhiyana.
Social Career (International)
MM Philip was fortunate enough to be elected to the office of President of WCRC (World Communion of Reformed Churches South Asia regional council, Director of C W M (commission on world mission, based in Singapore) and also Member of ACC (Anglican Consultative Council, London)
Present engagements involve his association as elected member to the Central Committee of World Council of Churches (WCC, Geneva) in the last assembly held in Busan S. Korea (Second lay person from India after late M.M. Thomas, former Governor, Meghalaya State), Advisor to Commission of World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), Member of Governance and Nominations Committee, Assembly & planning committee of WCC and Representation in the working group – ‘Mission from Margins’ are the additional responsibilities taken up now.