News, Events

October 2015 Third International Conference on: ‘Cities, People & Places’- ICCPP -2015

The Department of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in collaboration with its international and national academic partners organised the Third International Conference on Cities, People & Places from October 26 to 28 at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. The theme of the conference was ‘Towards a New Urbanity; Places for Urban Coherence’’ and the Chairman was Dr Janaka Wijesundara. Welcome addresses were delivered by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Head of the Department of Architecture.

October 2015 Dr. Indrika Rajapaksha delivers an invited lecture at the AASSA International Symposium, Daejeon, Korea

Dr Indrika Rajapaksha, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, delivered an invited lecture on “Urban Built Environment and Health”, at the International symposium of Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) on “Global health issues in Asia” held at Daejeon, Korea in October 2015. This symposium was jointly organized by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) and the Inter Academy Partnership (IAP).

October 2015 Viva Voce of the Comprehensive Design Project (CDP) of final year B.Arch Students

The final year students of the Department of Architecture excelled in the Viva voce examination of the “Comprehensive Design Project” (CDP). Out of 63 students who faced the viva voce examination, one outstanding student received an “A+” grade for her design project while four students received A grades, and two received A- grades. 51 students were successful at the CDP examination which was held in two stages; Internal Assessment and External Moderation from 07 to 16 October.

September 2015 Global Holcim Silver Award for a community library by Dr. Milinda Pathiraja

Dr. Milinda Pathiraja, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture won the Silver award in the 4th Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for his community library building in Ambepussa. This award recognizes architectural interventions that deliver tangible benefits to local communities.

July 2015 Varuna de Silva participates in the prestigious Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class

Varuna de Silva, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture participated in the prestigious 2015 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class held in Sydney, Australia from 5-19th July 2015. He was the first ever participant from Sri Lanka and was awarded a 50% scholarship as a worthy applicant.

February 2015 Students exhibition at SLIA annual sessions at BMICH Colombo

The Department of Architecture took part in the Architect 2015 Exhibition held at BMICH Colombo from 19 to 22 February. The creations and coursework of students from Level 1 to 5 were displayed in the University of Moratuwa stall, with emphasis on the 2014 final year Comprehensive Design Projects. A large number of visitors visited the stall.

November 2014 The Golden Emerging Architect, Sri Lanka - Archt. Dr. Narein Perera

The Awards Ceremony for the eleventh cycle of the prestigious ‘Architecture+Design &CERA Awards 2014’ was held in Istanbul, Turkey. The event was organised by Architecture+Design, the premium national journal of architecture of Exposure Media Marketing Ltd. of Burda International and CERA. The event was a rare intellectual platform with an august gathering of over 250 architects from India, South-East Asia and Turkey.

November 2014 1stPlace of the Best Research Paper Award

Dr. Anishka Hettiarachchi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, 1stPlace of the Best Research Paper Award for the Joint paper presented with Welitharage, M.C at the National Energy Symposium 2014 organized by the Sustainable energy Authority of Sri Lanka held on 21st November 2014 at BMICH, Colombo 7

Title: Colour as a tool to manipulate indoor thermal perception in cold climatic regions.