News, Events

Inauguration Ceremony - New Intake for Faculty of Architecture 22/23

The Inauguration Ceremony of the new intake for Faculty of Architecture 22/23, was held on 21st March 2023 at Prof. Rupert Pieris Auditorium at University of Moratuwa. In addition Department of Architecture had it's own session for the students of B.Arch (Hons) and BLA (Hons) degree programmes at the Department Auditorium later that evening. The new intake comprises 94 students and 64 students respectively for B.Arch (Hons) and BLA (Hons) degree programmes. The students will also participate in an orientation programe from 22nd to 25th March 2023.


Major Design Project (MDP) 2022 - B.Arch Level 3

Major Design Project (MDP) 2022 of Level 3 of the B.Arch (Hons) Degree programme was held from 6th to 10th December 2022.

External Juror - Archt. Sumngala Jayathilake 

Internal Jurors - Dr. Janaka Wijesundara (Head), Prof. Indrika Rajapaksha (Professor in Architecture), Archt. Varuna de Silva (Year Coordinator), Archt. Kolitha Perera (Year Coordinator), Archt. Amanda Rajapakse (Year Coordinator) and Archt. Yashodara Gayathmi Hettiarachchi 


50 Years of Excellence at University of Moratuwa

Paying homage to the 61-year-old history of Architecture Education in Sri Lanka, we the Department of Architecture celebrate 50 years as a Department at the University of Moratuwa in 2022. Although architectural education commenced in Sri Lanka in 1961, it was established at the ‘Department of Architecture at the University of Moratuwa’ only 50 years ago, in 1972. The Department was officially commenced in 1972, as a course offered by the University of Ceylon’s Katubedda Campus which is University of Moratuwa today.


Dr. Janaka Wijesundara participated at SMUS Conference, India 2023

Dr. Janaka Wijesundara participated at SMUS Conference India 2023 Organized by Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee- 247 667. Uttarakhand State, India in collaboration with Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability set up at TU Berlin, Germany, from 24th and 25th February, 2023, as an invited speaker and a session chairman. His presentation was titled “Assessing urban safety and comfort of urban public spaces for sustainable urbanization; case of Colombo, Sri Lanka ”.



Archi'Chaud | Program for Eco-responsible Design of the Alliance Française de Kandy 2023

Alliance Francaise de Kandy invited B.Arch Level 04 students from Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa and MA students from ENSAM-La Réunion were invited to design eco-responsible projects for the site and premises of Alliance Française de Kandy. The project was aligned with the B.Arch Level 04 Orientation Design Project and was concluded with an external critique comprising a panel of international jurors from ENSAM-La Réunion and Alliance Française in February 2023.


Visit by Architect & Urban Planner Madhav Joshi and Architect Anubha Joshi

Architect & Urban Planner Madhav Joshi and Architect Anubha Joshi from - Madhav Joshi and Associates, India, visited Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa on 2nd February 2023 on the invitation of Dr. Janaka Wijesundara (Head of Department) and the party made a special visit to B.Arch Level 4 studio.

Deshamanya Vidya Jyothi Architect Ashley de Vos , Archt. Madumali Sumanadasa, Archt. Dr. Narein Perera (Year Coordinator) and Archt. Dr. Shalini Cooray (Year Coordinator) was present at the occasion.


Visit by Team from Department of Architecture, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Ar. Deepa Rani R. (Associate Professor), Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, India, and 20 architecture students visited Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa on the invitation of Dr. Janaka Wijesundara (Head of Department), on 23rd January 2023. The students from the two schools met for an interactive session.



B.Arch (Hons) Level One Portfolio Examination

B.Arch Level One Portfolio Examination and Exhibition was held on 11th February 2023.

External Examiner - Archt. D.B. Navarathne
Panel of Examiners - Archt. Plnr. Dr. Janaka Wijesundara (Head of Department), Prof. Indrika Rajapaksha (Professor in Architecture), Archt. Damith de Silva (Year Coordinator), Dr. Wajishani Gamage (Year Coordinator), Dr. Nadeeka Jayaweera (Year Coordinator), Archt. Kavindra Herath (Year Coordinator) and Archt. Rajitha Katugaha (Year Coordinator).