Prof Lalith 
PROF. LALITH DE SILVA
BSc. (BE), MSc. Arch (Moratuwa), RIBA, FIA (SL),
Dean, Faculty of Architecture
Professor in Built Environment
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • M.Sc. in Architecture, University of Moratuwa
  • Post Graduate Certificate, James Cook University, Australia
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Built Environment, University of Moratuwa

Professional Qualifications

  • RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • Fellow Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA).

Professional Activities

  • Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
  • Principal Architect / Proprietor of Habitat Chartered Architects & Engineers, Sri Lanka
  • Vice President of Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) Sri Lanka (2007-2008)
  • President Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) (2003-2005)
  • Member of Board of Management of Central Environment Authority (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Board of Management of Urban Development Authority (2006-2009)
  • Chairman of Architects Registration Board (ARB) (2007-2009)

Subject Areas

Conducts lectures on Building Design & Construction, Design Appreciation, Development Law for undergraduate level in the Department of Building Economics.

Research Interests

  • Green Buildings
  • Occupants’ Productivity
  • Water Management
  • Sustainable / Green Construction
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement
  • Property Development

Publications : Journals (Refereed)

1 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S, De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R (2014). “Industry stakeholder perceptions on water management in construction Industry in Sri Lanka : Preliminary survey”, Journal of Institute of Contractors Training and Development (ICTAD), November, Vol XII, pp 63-73
2 Pabasara Upalakshi Wijeratne, Kanchana Perera, Lalith De Silva, (2014). “Identification and assessment of risks in maintenance operations”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 4(4).
3 De Silva, M.L., (2009).“Forecasting of Cost Escalations in Post Disaster Construction with Special Reference to Tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka”.Built Environment Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.
4 De Silva L., (2005). “Re-housing of Tsunami Victims”.The Journal of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, 106(February).

Publications : Conference Papers

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Priyalal, W.G.S.S., De Silva, M.Land P.A.D. Rajini, (2015). “A    Study    on    Water    Management    Strategies    Practiced    in Healthcare Facilities in Sri Lanka”.6thInternational Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, 11th-13thDecember 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 138-145.

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Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva, M. L. and Rameezdeen, R., (2015). “Indoor Environmental Quality And Occupants’ Productivity: Green Certified Office Buildings In Sri Lanka”.InProceedingsofthe CIOB World Construction Symposium 2015, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

7 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S, De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R (2014), “A critical review of water studies in construction industry”, The 3rd world International Conference on Sustainability and development in Built environment: The way forward, pp. 01-12 ,20th to 22nd June , Colombo, Sri Lanka
8 De Silva, L., Mallawaarachchi, H. & Fernando, I. (2014). “Project management framework for active energy saving projects: optimizing life cycle energy cost of high-rise buildings in Sri Lanka”. National Energy Symposium 2014, organized bySri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority on 21st November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
9 Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva L., &Rameezdeen R. (2014).“Differentiating green buildings from conventional buildings”. In Proceedings of theCIOB World Construction Conference 2014, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20th-22nd June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
10 Mallawaarachchi B.H., De Silva L., &Rameezdeen R. (2013). “Potential design implications of indoor environment quality improvements in green buildings”.4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, organized by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna on13th, 14th &15th December 2013, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
11 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S., De Silva M.L. and Rameezdeen, R., (2013).“Comparative Study of Green Building Rating Systems: In Terms of Water Efficiency and Conservation”.International Conference on Socio-economic sustainability in construction: practice, policy and research, pp. 108-117, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June, 2013
12 Mallawaarachchi B.H., De Silva L. and Rameezdeen R., (2013). “Importance of Occupants’ Expectations for Acceptance of Green Buildings: A Literature Review”.In Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium, June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
13 Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva L. and Rameezdeen R., (2013). “Green Buildings, Resilience Ability and the Challenge of Disaster Risk”.The International Conference on Building Resilience, September 2013, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.
14 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S., De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R., (2012).“Importance of Water as a Construction Commodity”.Young water professional symposium, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 2013.
15 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S, De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R., (2012).“Value of Sustainable Use of Water in Construction Industry”.2nd International conference on Sustainable Built environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 2012.
16 Mallawaarachchi, B.H., De Silva, L., Rameezdeen, R. and Chandrathilaka, S.R., (2012). “Green Building Concept to Facilitate High Quality Indoor Environment for Building Occupants in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium, 2012, (pp. 237-246). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
17 Wijeratne, W.M.P.U., Perera B.A.K.S. and De Silva M.L., (2012). “Risks and Risk Assessment Methods in Industrial Maintenance in Sri Lanka”. In: S. Senaratne and Y. G. Sandanayake, eds. World Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Construction Industry, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 407- 416. 
18 Kanagarathnam, H., De Silva, M.L. and Chandanie, H., (2011).“Quality Assurance of Low Cost Building Constructions”. In the Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference, Jointly organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), Sri Lanka and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th and 26th July 2011 at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
19 Chandanie, H., De Silva, M. L. and Pathirage, C., (2010).“Corruption in Sri Lankan Construction Industry”.CIB 2010 World Congress, 10th – 13th May 2010 at the Lowry, Salford Quays, UK.
20 Ranatunga, R.P.M., De Silva, M. L. and Chandanie, H., (2010).“Stakeholder Management in Relocation and Reconstruction of Public School Buildings Affected by Tsunami Disaster”.The International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, Jointly organized by Commonwealth Association of Surveyors and Land Economy (CASLE), UK and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 18th - 19th June 2010 at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp. 208 - 217.  
21 De Silva, M. L., (2009).“Business Rehabilitation of Tsunami Affected Entrepreneurs”.The 3rd Research Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), 17th December 2009 at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. (Abstract only).
22 Chandanie, H. and De Silva, M.L., (2009).“Corruption in Sri Lankan construction industry”. fm symposium* 09, Value Addition of FM and QS to Economic Development, 11th June 2009 at BMICH, Sri Lanka.
23 Chandanie, H. and De Silva, M.L., (2009), “Corruption and Future of Sri Lankan construction industry”.Third Research Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit [FARU], 17th December 2009 at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
24 De Silva, M.L., (2007).“Effects on Natural Disasters on Construction Cost Escalation”.Conference on Emergency World, UNESCO, PARIS.
25 De Silva L., (2006).“Effects of Natural Disasters on Consideration Cost”. Proceedings of Conference International Architects de I’ urgence, UNESCO – Paris.
26 Perera, R.S., Karunasena G.I. and De Silva L., (2004).“Development of Value Management Based IT Procurement Model for Construction Organizations”. Proceeding of International Conference on Construction Information Technology, 17th – 21st February 2004, Langkawi, Malaysia.
27 Perera, R.S., De Silva L. and Karunasena G.I., (2003).“Application of Value Management Concepts for Successful IT Procurement for Construction Organisations”. Proceeding of 3rd International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 3rd

Publications : Others

28 De Silva, M. L., (2009). “Informal Construction Sector and its Effect on the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka”. The 65th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Advancement of Science. December 2009.  Colombo. (Abstract only)
29 De Silva, M. L., (2009).“Scarcity of River Sand and Common Alternatives in Sri Lanka Context with Reference to Cost Justification”. The 65th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Advancement of Science. December 2009.  Colombo. (Abstract only).
30 De Silva,M.L., (2003).“Application of Value Management Concepts for Successful IT Procurement for Construction Organizations”. In proceedings of the Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commission’, Singapore 22-24 October 2003.

Awards

  • SLIA Design Award 2011 - Merit Award from Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) in recognition of the work "The University Student Centre and Canteen | Moratuwa University"

Consultancy and Services Outside University

  • NationaWater Suppland DrainagBoard Head  Office Master Plan and Refurbishment of existing Projects
  • Proposed five Storied Office Building for Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption at No.336, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07 – on going 2011-2014
  • Jaffna University Master Plan Development Project
  • Jaffna University Township Plan Development Project
  • Negombo Lagoon Development Plan Project
  • Central Environmental Authority – Member of Bard of Directors – Technical AdvisorBoard of National Physical Planning Department