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SLIA holds Architects’ Awards Night 2018


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 President’s Award 2018 awarded for the exceptional architectural talents displayed in designing of Muscat and Salalah International Airport in the Sultanate of Oman to Archt. Athula Ranasinghe and his team: Archt. Cynthia Ranasinghe, Archt. Ratnasiri Jayasinghe, Archt. H B Wijewardane, Archt. Madhura Prematilleke,Archt. Rehan Tilakaratna,Archt. R.P.L.M. Muniratne, Archt. Chaminda Munasinghe, Archt. Neelanga Weerasekera,Archt. Kithsiri Almeida, Archt. Mahendra Wickramatilake, Archt. Melathi Wijewardena, Archt. Manjula Fernando

 

 Vidyajothi Archt. Prof. Lakshman Alwis with his wife Lalini, son Architect Migara, daughter Upekha and daughter-in-law Shanika

Young Architect of the Year Award to Archt. Sudesh Nanayakkara, award presented by: Past President in Council Archt. Rukshan Widyalankara

 

The Sri Lanka Institute of Architects “Architects’ Awards Night 2018”, was held at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo on Saturday 13 October. The event was graced by Architect Marina Tabassum, who is the winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016, SLIA President Archt. D.H. Wijewardena FIA (SL), Senior Vice President, Council Members, renowned architects and representatives of other professions in the construction industry.

More than 60 entries were considered under 12 different categories such as Member Panel Award, Most Attractive Display Panel – Printed format & Digital format, Most Informative Display Format – Printed format and Digital format, ARCASIA Awards, Research Awards, Creative Use of Colour Awards, Design Awards, Young Architect of the Year Award and the SLIA President’s Award for Exceptional Architectural talents displayed in the Designing of an Overseas Project.

For Design and Colour Awards, 15 entries were shortlisted, while all the stakeholders, who were involved in these projects and representatives of all allied professional institutions were also present at this gala event.

A highlight of the evening was the ‘The Lifetime Achievement Award’ which was given to Vidjajyothi Archt. Prof. Lakshman Alwis FIA (SL), who has made an immense contribution to the architectural fraternity. 

The main sponsors of this event were JAT Holdings and True Value Green Products Ltd., while co-sponsors were Sincon International Ltd. and Sri Lankan Airlines.

 Vidyajothi Archt. Prof. Lakshman Alwis

 

President’s Award for the Lifetime Achievement in Architecture to Vidyajothi Archt. Prof. Lakshman Alwis, award presented by: SLIA President Archt. D.H. Wijewardene


 

 

A-18 Architects Awards – Jurors:

1. Design Awards – 2018: 

1. Ar. Marina Tabassum

2. Archt. Veranjan Kurukulasuriya FIA (SL) 

3. PP Archt. Chandana Edirisuriya FIA (SL) 

4. Archt. D.S. Gamage FIA (SL)   

5. Archt. Dr. Upendra Rajapaksha AIA (SL) 



2. Creative use of Colour Award 2018: 

1. Ar. Marina Tabassum

2. Archt. Veranjan Kurukulasuriya FIA (SL) 

3. PP Archt. Chandana Edirisuriya FIA (SL) 

4. Archt. D.S. Gamage FIA (SL)    

5. Archt. Dr. Upendra Rajapaksha AIA (SL) 

6. Archt. Michele Fonseka FIA (SL)    



3. Research and Publications Award 2018: 

1. Archt .Veranjan Kurukulasuriya FIA (SL) 

2. Archt. Rehan Tilakaratna FIA (SL)    

3. Archt. Ranjana Suraweera FIA (SL) 

4. Archt. Dr. Nilan Cooray AIA (SL) 



4. Young Architect of the Year Award: 

1. Archt .Veranjan Kurukulasuriya FIA (SL) 

2. PP Archt. Chandana Edirisuriya FIA (SL) 

3. Archt. D.S. Gamage FIA (SL) 

4. Archt. Dr. Upendra Rajapaksha AIA (SL) 



6. President’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Overseas Project:

1. Archt. D.H. Wijewardene FIA (SL)

2. Archt. Veranjan Kurukulasuriya FIA (SL)

3. PP. Archt. Prof. Lal Balasuriya FIA (SL)



7. President’s Award for the Lifetime Achievement in Architecture:

1. Archt. D.H. Wijewardene FIA (SL)

2. Archt. Veranjan Kurukulasuriya FIA (SL)

3 PP. Archt. Prof. Lal Balasuriya FIA (SL)


 

 

Design Awards

Shortlisted Submissions: 
1.Archt. D.K. Nalaka Krishantha – shortlisted submission  
 In the category – Hotels 
               In recognition of the project 
               Cove D’ Explorer, Wadduwa
 2.Archt. Darnie Rajapaksha – shortlisted submission
In the category – Hotels 
In recognition of the project 
Chena Huts, Yala
3.Archt. Damith Premathilaka – shortlisted submission
In the category – Interior Design 
In recognition of the project 
Salon 7th Avenue school of Hairi and Beauty, Colombo 5. 
4.Archt. Ranga Dayasena – shortlisted submission 
In the category – Adaptive Reuse 
In recognition of the project 
The Creative Shelter, Ratmalana.
5.Archt. Sudesh Nanayakkara – shortlisted submission
In the category – Adaptive Reuse 
In recognition of the project 
Kalogaha Retreat, Dambulla. 
 
Award of Honourable Mention
6.Archt. Dr. Narain Perera – Award of Honourable Mention 
In the category – Private Residencies 
In recognition of the project 
“Solis Ortus” Home for Harin & Mihiri Gabriel, Palawatta
7.Archt. Muditha Premathilaka – Award of Honourable Mention
In the category – Adaptive Reuse 
In recognition of the project 
Luxury Holiday Resort, Mirissa
 
Award of Merit
8.Archt. Kosala Weerasekera – Award of Merit
In the category – Interior Design 
In recognition of the project 
The Paint Shop, Kalutara.
9.Archt. Russell Dandeniya 
– Award of Merit 
  In the category – Office Buildings 
  In recognition of the project 
             Office Building for Jiffy Products
(SL) Ltd., Meerigama (EPZ)
10. Archt. Jayanath Silva – Award of Merit
In the category – Civic Buildings 
In recognition of the project 
War Memorial for Sri Lanka Air Force, Ekala – Jaela
 
Award of Excellence
11.Archt. Anushka Dasanayake – 
Award of Excellence
In the category – Private Residencies 
In recognition of the project 
Residence for Harsha    Gunasekera, Boralesgamuwa.
12.Archt. Palinda Kannangara – 
Award of Excellence
In the category – Private Residencies 
In recognition of the project 
Studio Dwelling, Rajagiriya 
13.Archt. M.M.G. Sammuel – 
Award of Excellence
In the category – Renovations 
In recognition of the project 
Lavan’s Studio Apartment, Colombo3. 
 
 Colour Awards
Shortlisted Submissions: 
1.Archt. D.K. Nalaka Krishantha – 
shortlisted submission
  In recognition of the project 
  Cove D’Explorer, Wadduwa.
2.Archt. Damith Premathilaka – shortlisted submission
In recognition of the project 
Salon 7th Avenue school of Hairi and Beauty, Colombo 5. 
 
Publication Award 
Archt. Wasana De Silva
 
Research Award 
Archt. Prof. M. Lalith De Silva 
Young Architect of the Year 
Archt. Sudesh Nanayakkara 
 
President’s Award 2018
Awarded for the exceptional architectural talents displayed in designing of 
Muscat and Salalah International Airport in the Sultanate of Oman:
Archt. Athula Ranasinghe
Archt. Cynthia Ranasinghe, 
Archt. Ratnasiri Jayasinghe, 
Archt. H B Wijewardane, 
Archt. Madhura Prematilleke, 
Archt. Rehan Tilakaratna, 
Archt. R.P.L.M. Muniratne, 
Archt. Chaminda Munasinghe, 
Archt. Neelanga Weerasekera, 
Archt. Kithsiri Almeida, 
Archt. Mahendra Wickramatilake, 
Archt. Melathi Wijewardena, 
Archt. Manjula Fernando 
K. Somanayake
 
President’s Award for the Lifetime Achievement in Architecture
Vidyajothi Archt. Prof. Lakshman Alwis

 


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