Architecture Firm Name: Damith Premathilake Architects
Firm Location: Thalawathugoda, Sri Lanka
Founding Year: 2009
Design Team: Imad Asmone, Mahima Herath, Kaveen Kariyawasam, Senthuran Ganeshamoorthy, Nimasha de Silva, Tharusha Randula
Engineering: Nuwan Bandaranayake, Jagath Amarapathy, Nilan Herath, Achala Wijesundara
Landscape: Dooland Silva, Nipun Hettiarchchi, Dulan Andrahennady
Collaborators: Team Works Associates, Ranjan Nadesapillai Associates, DCTI Associates
Damith Premathilake received his Bachelor’s Degree (B. Sc.) in Built Environment in 2001 and his Masters Degree in Architecture in 2006 from the University of Moratuwa, in which he received commendation for his final design projects. In 2008, he advanced professionally as a Chartered Architect by completing the AIA (SL) and completed his post graduate degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Moratuwa in 2013.
He is an Associate Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and a Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects. He is also an International Associate member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and International Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
At present he is a Council Member of the Sri Lankan Institute of Architects (SLIA). His contribution to the field extends to being a visiting lecturer at University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Architecture and City School of Architecture – Colombo.
His Architectural style has been renowned by being awarded both locally and internationally. World Architecture Community Awards in 2012 and 2014, winner of Architecture Asia awards for Emerging Architects in 2014, Young Architects of the Year 2016 and being a winner of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka in 2016 are some of the achievements which he has gained within his career as a young professional. Also his practice was published among the best 50 practices in the world by the book, “Fifty under Fifty- Innovators of the 21st Century, 2015”.
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Our belief and understanding of architecture as a tool to facilitate human habitation in accordance with the different needs of the society creating tangible encounters to house them while addressing the sustainable means as much as possible as to fit into the client’s needs and of all other scenarios such as landscaping, town and country planning, urban planning to provide platforms and volumes to incorporate the built forms, kept us more concerned about the manipulation of the built fabric and it’s surrounding context.
Our organization with it’s consultants assures a qualitative service of architectural, interior designing, landscaping, urban planning, town and country planning while providing consultancy of other associate disciplinary such as structural engineering, electrical engineering, water supply and drainage and quantity surveying and project management selected from a handful of well qualified and experienced professionals who are experts in their fields. We also contribute with reputed organizations in the locality which have contributed to various types of projects that involved most updated and developed technology and sophistications in to their design, in order to come up with sound justifications intended specific projects.
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