Dr. (Mrs.) A.A. Hettiarachchi

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Contact information

Address

Office: Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa,

Residence: No 18, Model Town Road, Rathmalana 

Extension
7124
7008
Primary Email
anishkah@uom.lk
Other Emails
anishka_h@yahoo.com

Teaching and Administrative Activities

Teaching

Module AD 1030    - ‘Colour’ for Level One - Honors degree of Bachelor of Architecture

Module BLA 1060  -‘Colour’ for Level One - Honors degree of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 

Level Coordinator  - Level Five - Honors degree of Bachelor of Architecture 

Administrative Activities
Chief Student Counselor - University of Moratuwa
Director, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa
Chairperson - Curriculum and Evaluation Committee- Faculty of Architecture.
Chairperson – Faculty Academic Committee – Faculty of Architecture

Research Activities

Research Supervision

Dissertation Supervision - Bachelor of Architecture Level 5 - 2017

1. A study on visual aspects of colour in learning environments of autistic children.

Co-investigator – Ms. Rashmi Ayodya

 

2. An assessment of Indoor environment quality of secondary school classrooms at Wellawaya, Sri Lanka

Co-investigator- Ms. Himani.W.G.T

 

3. Architecture of hearing impaired: study on conducive learning environments for deaf children with special reference to Yashodara deaf and blind school at Balangoda.

Co-investigator- Ms. Gunawardana.K.M.C.C

 

4. Psychological comforts of elderly in Architectural spaces; a study on elder’s homes with reference to Colombo

Co-investigator - Ms. R.N.J.K.Arachchi

 

5. The usage of colour as a tool in imageability in urban street scapes: a study on Wellawaththa street scape.

Co-investigator - Ms. K.K.R W. Porogama

 

6. Impact of architectural volumes on child behavior: a study on preschool children.

Co-investigator- Ms. Madanasinghe. B.N

 

7. Daylight as a modifier of visual experience of surfaces; a study on architectural expression with special reference to white colored buildings.

Co-investigator- Mr. G.R.N.G.B. Godagama

 

  1. Perception of home in orphan children: a study on SOS children’s’ village, Piliyandala.

Co-investigator- Ms. D.P.P.D.Kulathunge

 

9. The influence of culture on colour application in interiors and exteriors of residential buildings; a case study implemented in Katharagama.

Co-investigator- Ms. J.L.N. Devinda

 

 

 

Dissertation Supervision - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Level 5 - 2017

1.  Impact of elements of rock and water combination on landscape perception; A study on Kaludiya Pokuna

- Co-investigator- Dissanayake. C

2. Study on the impact of lines, forms and textures of hard landscape materials in

Providing sense of direction in Streetscapes

- Co-investigator – Ms. Irangika. H.R.N

3. Knowledge transferring landscape: study of nature responding quality in vernacular landscape architecture with spatial reference to Ritigala.

- Co-investigator – Mr.Gunathilake.T.M.N

4. Impact of Learning Landscape on development of cognitive skills of preschool children: a study implemented in Kandy

- Co-investigator – Mr. Herath. C

5. The impact of colour on imageability in urban street scapes: a study in Nugegoda

Co-investigator – Mr.Chathuranga.K.T.K

 

Key Research Areas
Integration of the thermal impacts of colour for low energy Architecture
Colour and sustainability
Colour/ Architecture for differently abled
Colour for Learning /Effective learning environments
Colour/ Architecture for human health and well-being

Education and Training

Education
B.Sc (BE) - First Class Honors - 1999 - University of Moratuwa
M.Sc (Architecture) - 2002 - University of Moratuwa
Ph. D - 2015 , University of Moratuwa
Training / Work Experience
Training program on "Ethics in Research" organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the staff development center of University of Moratuwa in association with the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Sri Lanka held on 22nd June 2017.
Half day Workshop on the Preparation of Self Evaluation Report for Program Review of the Quality Assurance Accreditation Council of UGC held on 17th May 2017.
Three day training workshop on Gender Equity/Equality in Universities; Enhancing Woman Leadership collaboratively organized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities held on 9th - 11th January 2017 .
Two day Workshop for Strategic Management Plan Review and Annual Implementation plan development of University of Moratuwa held at Hotel Citrus, Waskaduwa on5th and 6th January 2017.
Workshop on “Indexed Publications” jointly organized by the Faculty of Graduate studies and Staff Development Center, University of Moratuwa, held at Faculty Of IT Boardroom, University of Moratuwa on 26th July 2016.
Staff Training Workshop on “Work-Life Balance” organized by Staff Development Center, University of Colombo on Wednesday 21st July 2016, held at Seminar room -SDC, University of Colombo. Presenter: Professor Priyanjali De Zoyza, UOC.
Staff Training Workshop on “ Assessments to build student skills” organized by Staff Development Center, University of Colombo on 11th July 2016- Presenters: Professor Suki Ekarathne & Dr.Shrinika Weerakoon .
Staff Training Workshop on “ Mindfulness for Personal effectiveness” organized by Staff Development Center, University of Colombo , held at Seminar room -SDC, University of Colombo on 15th June 2016
Half day workshop on MIS collaboratively organized by UG Division, Facility of Architecture, and MIS team University of Moratuwa and Staff Development Center, University of Moratuwa at Faculty of Engineering Boardroom held on 24th June 2016.
Half day workshop on Quality Assurance conducted by Prof. Uma Kumaraswami, organized by SDC university of Moratuwa at Faculty of Engineering Boardroom on 27th May 2016.
Staff Development Workshop for Academic and Administrative Heads organized by Staff Development Center, University of Moratuwa held at Berjaya Hotel, Mount Lavinia on 8th and 9th April 2016.
Workshop on “work life balance for scientists; key to success” organized by National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) and Young Scientists Forum (YSF) at ITI auditorium, Colombo on 27th March 2015.
A two day Counselling workshop on ‘Fostering Resilience and Working with stress’ organized by Department of social sciences, General Sir John Kothalawala Defense University at KDU Mini Theater on 10th & 11th March 2015.
Workshop for university academic staff on “The making of experts: Developing expertise in what we do and what our students can do” ” conducted by Staff Development Centre University of Colombo on 3rd March 2015.
Workshop on “Staff Peer Review” and “Student Feedback” conducted by the Quality Assurance Cell of Faculty of Architecture at the Architecture Auditorium on 10th March 2012.
Workshop on “Practices for Enhancing Student Learning within our discipline-based teaching – Staff Training Workshop for University Academic Staff” conducted by Staff Development Centre University of Colombo on 21st December 2011.

Career

Professional Affiliations
Chartered Architect - Obtained on 27th May 2009 from Sri Lanka Institute of Architects , Membership No: A0889
RIBA Chartered Member - Obtained on 8th November 2010 from Royal Institute of British Architects – (Membership No – 20004164)
Executive Committee Member – University of Moratuwa Alumni – Since August 2016
Member – Young Scientists Forum (YSF), Sri Lanka
Professional Activities
Associate Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA)
Full member of Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE)
Individual Member – International Colour Association (AIC)

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards
Prof. H.J. Billimoria Award for the highest total marks at the B.Sc (BE) final exam. Academic year 1998/99 – University of Moratuwa.
Award for the highest average at the B.Sc (BE) first year examination. Academic year 1996/97 – University of Moratuwa
Brilliant Pass for Comprehensive Design Project – 3rd Year - B. Sc (BE) Degree Program
Silver Paper award : for the joint paper presented with Dilshan, U.K.D.C at the 4th Annual NBRO Symposium on sustainable disaster resilient technologies jointly organized by National Building Research Organization and Ministry of Disaster Management,
1st Place of the Best Research Paper Award at National Energy Symposium 2014 organized by the Sustainable energy Authority of Sri Lanka for the Joint paper presented with Welitharage, M. on 21st November 2014 at BMICH, Colombo 7.
University of Moratuwa Awards – 2015 - Certificate of special recognition under the category of Appreciation of external awards/recognition received by the staff for winning the best research paper award at the Vidulka National Energy Symposium- 2014.
University of Moratuwa Awards - 2017 - Certificate of Recognition in respect of Research Performance.

Publications*

Publications

Hettiarachchi.A.A and Nayanathara.S.A, Impact of class room colour on primary education; A study implemented in a boys’ primary school, Colombo, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa, held at Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka, on 9th December 2017 pp. 123-134,Volume 1, ISBN: 978-955- 9027- 66-9.

Hettiarachchi, A. A. and Emmanuel, R, Colour as a psychological agent to manipulate perceived indoor thermal environment for low energy design; cases implemented in Sri Lanka, published in the proceedings of Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference -2017: Design to Thrive, Volume 01, pp. 1116 – 1123. ISBN (978-0-9928957-5-4)

Fernendo.N & Hettiarachchi.A.A, Blind sense of place; A sensory ethnographic study on parameters of optimal design’, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa, held at Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10th September 2016 pp. 97-110, ISBN: 978-955- 9027- 56-0.

Koggala. W.R & Hettiarachchi.A.A, Impact of room colour on patient’s recovery; a study implements with post cardiac surgery patients in Lanka Hospitals, Colombo. Proceedings of 7th International Conference on, Sustainable Built Environment, University of Peradeniya, held at Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka on 16th -18th December 2016.pp.71-80, ISBN: 978-955- 589- 192-9.

Hettiarachchi.A.A. & Senevirathne. R.M.T.K, The factors contributing to dropouts and incomplete academic standing; A study on Architecture Undergraduates of University of Moratuwa.”Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa, held at Mount Lavinia Hotel,Colombo,Sri Lanka, 10th September 2016, pp.44-56, ISBN: 978-955- 9027- 56-0.

J.W.N.S Jayawardhana, A.A.Hettiarachchi & D.Amarasekara, , ‘Designing for Sri Lankan elderly: a study on conducive colours for elders homes ’, Proceedings of the 4th  International Conference on 'Cities, People and Places'- ICCPP-2016, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30-31st October 2016, pp. 93 -107, ISSN 2345-9530.

De Silva,S & Hettiarachchi.A.A, ‘ Factors Influencing the effectiveness of Human behavior in designed landscapes: a study on Diyatha Uyana, Baththramulla and Urban Wetland Park, Nugegoda’, Proceedings of the 4th  International Conference on 'Cities, People and Places'- ICCPP-2016,  Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 31st October 2016, pp. 164-180 ,ISSN 2345-9530.

Hettiarachchi, A.A and De Silva,T.K.N.P, “Colour Associated Thermal Perception, Manifestation and contributing factors with reference to red and blue”, pp 41-53, FARU Proceedings -2015, 8th FARU International Conference, 11th & 12th December, ISBN: 978-955-9027-53-9.

Wijeratne.W.H.P & Hettiarachchi, A.A, ‘Thermal Impact of Colour as an Energy Saving Strategy: A Field Experiment Implemented in Sri Lanka’, 3rd International Conference on cities, People and Places, ICCPP-2015on “Towards New Urbanity –Places for Urban Coherence, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27th October 2015, Conference Proceedings: pp. 66-79, ISSN 2345-9530.

Welitharage, M. & Hettiarachchi, A.A, Colour as a tool to manipulate indoor thermal perception in tropical upland climates, A field experiment implemented in Sri Lanka, FARU Journal Vol.06,2014. PP. 122-144, ISSN 2012 6301.

Welitharage, M. & Hettiarachchi, A.A , Colour as a tool to manipulate indoor thermal perception in cold climatic regions, Proceedings of the National Energy Symposium – 2014 conducted by Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority of Environment & Renewable Energy, 21st November, BMICH, Colombo 7, Conference proceedings: pp. 227-242, ISSN-2420-7462.

Hettiarachchi, A.A and De Silva, N, Colour associated thermal perception (CTP): Evidence from an experimental research design implemented in Sri Lanka, FARU Journal Vol.05 Issue 5, 2013. PP. 191-214, ISSN 2012 6301.

Dilshan, U.K.D.C & Hettiarachchi, A.A, Land slide mitigation: a novel architectural and engineering intervention, NBRO 4th Annual symposium on sustainable disaster resilient technologies jointly organized by National Building Research Organization and Ministry of Disaster Management, 13th December 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka pp. 64-67.

Hettiarachchi, A.A and De Silva, N, The correlation between colour associated thermal perception and preferred human activity, FARU Journal Vol.04 , pp. 23-47. ISSN: 2012 6301

Hettiarachchi, A.A, ‘Improving quality of group work: Reflections on Module – Colour (AD 1030/DD1030)’ FARU Journal Vol.03, pp. 5-13. ISSN: 2012 6301.

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