Prof Lalith

Former Head of the Department
[1999 - 2005]
Prof. Lalith De Silva was the Head of the Department of Building Economics from year 1999 to year 2005. He is one of the most sought after Architects in the construction field in Sri Lanka.

He completed Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Built Environment and Master of Science in Architecture degrees at the University of Moratuwa during the time period of 1976 to 1983. He also holds a post graduate certificate from James Cook University, Australia (1998). With over 25 years of experience as an academic and a total of 39 years of experience as a professional, Prof. Lalith De Silva remains a renowned personality in both Academia and the Construction Industry. Extensively experienced in designing any type of constructions from small projects to skyscrapers, he has worked with many distinguished international and local construction companies during his career.

During the four decades he spent as a well versed professional and an academic, Prof. Lalith De Silva has held numerous positions in various professional bodies. He is the Principal Architect / Proprietor of Habitat Chartered Architects & Engineers (Sri Lanka), was the Vice President of Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2008, and the President Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) from March 2003 – February 2005.

Prof. Lalith De Silva is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of University of Moratuwa, and Professor attached to the Department of Building Economics. He was also a member of the Board of Management of Central Environment Authority (2010-2014), a member of the Board of Management of Urban Development Authority (2006-2009), and was the Chairman of Architects Registration Board (ARB) from 2007 to 2009. He holds RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and Fellow Membership of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA). Prof. Lalith De Silva is a luminous visionary in academia, planning, designing and construction who has contributed vastly in leading the Department of Building Economics to its current prominence.