After working with Sri Laurie Baker, 'Daddy' for all of us who had worked with him, I joined Costford in 1985 and started the construction of the three houses designed by 'Daddy' in 1985 itself. Daddy made his first site visit to these houses and a public lecture was arranged in Thrissur. Former Chief Minister Achuthamenon was the Chairman, Dutt Mash (T R Chandradutt) was the director. Dr. M.P Parameswaran and Dr. KN Raj were the vice chairmen. I was one of the joint directors along with Sri C G Santhakumar.