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Practice Name  Chinthaka Wickramage Associates 
Name of the Principal Architect (S)) Archt. Chinthaka Wickramage 
Architects Registration Board No.   A0538 
Category  Sole Proprietorship 
District  Colombo 
Date Updated  2017/10/19 
Contact Details 
23/16, Upananda Batugedara Mw, Chapel Lane,
Nugegoda 10250,
Sri Lanka.
Telephone/Fax: +94112826436
Telephone: +94112820037
Mobile: +94777486353
Email: chinthaka@wickramagearchitects.com
www.wickramagearchitects.com
 
Awards 
1. ARCASIA Gold Medal for Social Responsible Architecture 2013 for IFRC Community Centre, Thalalla, Mathara
2. Geoffrey Bawa Awards 2016/17 Institutional Category for Kaithady Vocational training Centre, Jaffna
3. Ar + D Emerging Architecture 2012 Highly Commended Award for IFRC Community Centre, Thalalla, Mathara
4. World Architecture Community Awards 8th Cycle Highly Commended Award for Rocell Canteen Building, Midellemullahena, Horana
 
Field Specialized 
 
Philosophy 
As the need for more sustainable architecture in Sri Lanka becomes increasingly explicit, we concentrate on analysing the conditions of the site, the desires and requirements of the clients and functional programme. Although well versed in historical design precedents, we are analytical about our relevance to contemporary circumstances. We are determined to avoid a tendency for architects to be indoctrinated by the history and theories of their own profession which can become paralyzed by their own intellectual culture. With all our projects we are eager for the clients to continuously adjust, exploit and 'curate' their places after we have left. Influenced by Geometry, place, time and craft (designing for durability, restraint, economy and delight), we are focused on low budget, low maintenance and ecologically responsible pragmatics. We expect our buildings to perform well in three criteria, practicality, eco-logic and creativity. Our firm aims towards appropriate designs for buildings that create special bond with place. We think architecture can be about the forensic notion of finding the evidence on site, avoiding the common temptation to develop a recognizable style, instead investigating ways to design appropriate responses to sites, clients and contexts. We explore the creative opportunities for each project, influenced strongly by local and international design impulses, with the architecture’s ultimate goal of providing commodity, firmness, delight in order to design with beauty.
 
History 
Archt. Chinthaka Wickramage, after obtaining his Bachelor of Science honours degree in Built Environment from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, worked as an Assistant Architect under renowned Sri Lankan Architect Anura Ratnavibhushana during his apprenticeship. He completed post graduate studies in London, obtaining his Masters from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL), University of London. After returning to Sri Lanka and working in the leading Architectural Firm Design Group Five (DG5) International for several years, he set up Chinthaka Wickramage Associates in Partnership with Archt. Nileeka Senerath.
 
Scope 
We offer a complete consortium consultancy services package, with a talented and energetic young team of architects in association with other allied professionals. Our strong Multi Disciplinary Team Provides well integrated Design support from the Conceptual Stage of a project through Construction, ensuring total co-ordination of all Services. We provide a highly efficient Consortium service, comprising of Architectural, Structural/Civil Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Interior Designing, Cost Planning, Quantity Surveying, Project Management Services and Urban Design, which offers professional skills required for building projects of any magnitude. Experienced professionals who are leaders in there own fields aided by experienced support staff head the respective fields.
 
Project One Pic I  
Project One Pic II   
Description  Sri Lanka German Training Institute, Kilinochchi 

Project Two Pic I   
Project Two Pic II   
Description  Kaithady Vocational Training Centre, Jaffna 

Project Three Pic I  
Project Three Pic II   
Description  Al Hussain School, Maligakadu, Karathivu, Ampara 

Project Four Pic I   
Project Four Pic II    
Description  Tree Tops Wild Life Bungalow, Kirinda, Yala 

Project Five Pic I   
Project Five Pic II   
Description  Issana Beach House, Seenimodara, Thangalle 

Current Project I Pic I   
Current Project I Pic II    
Description Polwaththa House, Pannipitiya 

Current Project II Pic I   
Current Project II Pic II   
Description  Rocell Bathware Concept Centre Building Refurbishment, Nawala 

Current Project III Pic I   
Current Project III Pic II   
Description  IFRCS Community Centre, Thalalla, Mathara 

Current Project IV Pic I   
Current Project IV Pic II   
Description  Belihuloya House, Belihuloya 

Current Project V Pic I   
Current Project V Pic II   
Description  Canteen & Recreation Building, Rocell Factory, Horana 

Website  www.chinthakawickramage.com