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Introduction

Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka is organizing the 12th FARU International Research Conference focused on Re-evaluating Space across disciplines. It is scheduled in Colombo between 03rd – 4th December 2019. The conference will provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners and students in the areas of Architecture, Built Environment, Town and Country Planning, Building Economics, Facilities Management and Integrated Design. It will provide several platforms to share research and practices under the conference theme. Below are the types of presentations that can be submitted to FARU 2019 International Research Conference by submitting a 300 word abstract written in English under the theme and sub themes of the conference:

- Research Paper Presentations
- Research Poster Display
- Project Proposal Demo


More details on the types of presentations is found in ‘call for papers’ tab

Conference host

Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa will be the main organizer of the conference.

Conference Theme

Under the main theme of ‘Re-evaluating Space’ the conference hopes to discuss research on ‘space’ and to ‘lookback’ at the conscious decisions taken within the disciplines of build environment, town and country planning, building economics and design to translate space.  

Space can be interpreted as an element of design in architecture, design and the build environment, or as agglomeration of urban elements, open spaces in town and country planning.  Space also can be defined as the professional space within the construction industry and the contribution towards building economics and quantity surveying. Be it a physical or a virtual space the discipline of design also revolves around it.

FARU 2019 opens up the platform to discourse theoretical or empirical case studies through discussions, debate across disciplines under the following:

The main theme:
-    Re-evaluating Space

Sub-themes:
-    Usage of space and human interaction
-    Professional space and economic impact  
-    Experiencing space and perception
-    Spaces in history and new learnings
-    Physical and virtual space as concepts

Accepted conference proceedings will be published online after the conference.<

Keynote Speaker

The Scientific Committee

Prof. Samitha Manawadu, Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Kanchana Perera, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Elham Delzendeh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Dr.Clarissa Biotto, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Prof. Rohinton Emmanuel, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Dr. Sepani Senaratne, Western Sydney University, Australia
Dr. Rangajeewa Rathnayake, Head, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Upendra Rajapaksha, Head, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka  
Dr. Yasangika Sandanayake, Head, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. DP Chandrasekera, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka  
Dr. Indrika Rajapaksha, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka  
Dr. Shaleeni Cooray, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Rizvi Noordeen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Amila Jayasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Gamini Weerasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Anishka Hettiarachchi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Narein Perera, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Wajishani Gamage, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Chethika Abeynayake, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. H. Chandanie, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Anuradha Waidyasekera, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Pournima Sridarran, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Udayangani Kulathunga, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Dr. Menaha Thyaparan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ms. Melani Dissanayake, Senior Lecturer, Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Gayathri Ranathunga, Senior Lecturer, Department of Textile & Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Virajini Karunaratne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Textile & Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Prathibani Mantrirathne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Textile & Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Naduni Wickramarachchi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town and Country Planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Organizing Committee

  • Symposium Chair: Prof. Lalith de Silva
  • Symposium Co-chair: Dr. (Mrs.) Sumanthri Samarawickrama
  • Members: Dr. D.P. Chandrasekera, Dr. Upendra Rajapaksha, Dr. (Mrs.) Pournima Sridarran, Dr.(Mrs.) Chethika Abeynayake, Dr. (Ms.) Wajishani Gamage
  • Secretariat: Mr. AMS Attanayake, Ms. Priyanwada Thelis, Mr. R A J Kithsiri,