Design Studio was established in year 2000 and it provides a total design package for the client that offer a complete range of professional services: Architectural, Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Technological Services, Landscaping, Interior and Furniture Design.
We take consideration of clients’ interests; the purpose of the building; the social and cultural values of the community; the environment conditions of the site; and ecological sustainability. These design considerations influence the community experience with the building and the space. Our design vision is to focus on Ecologically Sustainable Design by taking principles of Biomimicry; emulating or taking inspiration of nature as a design approach. The firm’s motto entails, ‘doing the most with least means’-dematerialization. This involves conceptualizing interior and exterior spaces and fulfilling the requirements of the client based on ecological concepts. We allow optimization as the main strategy to help effectively integrate the physical attributes; form, envelope, material and technology by following concepts and principles of ecological sustainability. This philosophy as a design approach plays an important role to work out a comprehensive building within the limited parameters of quality, cost and time. This entails to achieve an environmentally viable, socially acceptable and economically feasible design without relying on the latest trends and styles. This reflects a unique identity of its own with a touch of cultural and ecological significance.
Over the past decade the company has been responsible for a wide range of striking works: personalized houses, architectural retrofitting, apartment complexes, interior refurbishments, hotels and offices, mainly focusing on community architecture. This involves designing of many voluntary projects especially community housing complexes for tsunami affected families in Sri Lanka. One of the key on-going projects is ‘The SAARC Cultural Centre’, which is now under construction. It is a fully equipped International building proposed for all SAARC member nations to enhance South Asian culture. A building complex designed with a floor area of 15000m2 for variety of functions: performing arts (galleries, museum, theatre and cinema), research, training (workshops and library) and accommodation (hostels and residential quarters). An astonishingly scenic site with an extent of 12 acres, physically featured by an undulating terrain paved the way to actualize the concept- ‘Touching the ground lightly. This design was evolved based on ecologically sustainable concepts, with the utmost sensitivity to cultural, regional and environmental aspects of the site; utilizing green technologies and system integration methods to evolve its aerodynamic form.