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Architect Prof. Lakshman Alwis honoured

Architect Prof. Lakshman Alwis became the seventh Sri Lankan to be listed as a 'Honorary Fellow Member' of the Institute of Architects. He was presented this award at the recently concluded Architects exhibition inaugural ceremony.

He is the Professor of Architecture at the University of Moratuwa, former Head of the Department of Architecture and former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture.

Prof. Alwis served as a Council Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects for almost 20 years and was the President from 1987 to 1989.

He represented the country at many national and international fora, such as, Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) and Union of International Architects (UIA).

Prof Alwis was involved in the design of several buildings of repute and won awards for many of them - the North Colombo Medical College - Professorial Unit, North Colombo Medical College - Library, Sir John Kotalawela Defence Academy, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Head Office Building, Trans Asia Hotel, Crescat Developments Ltd, new Central Bank Building, Barnes Place Residencies, Cinnamon Gardens Residencies, Queen's Court and Prince Alfred Tower.

He has been retained as the Architect for the construction of the tallest building in Sri Lanka, the 43-storeyed Ceylinco Celestial Residencies.

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