Department of Architecture

Archt. Ravin Guneratne

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Name: Archt. Sanjeeva Ravindra Guneratne

Position: Senior Lecturer Gr I

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Contact Number: +94112856305 / +94777482527

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  •  Chartered Architect and Fellow Member, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (FIA-SL), since 2009
  •  Master of Science in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa - Highly Commended Dissertation and Comprehensive Design Project, 1994
  •  Bachelor of Science in Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, 1990
  •  Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) – General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

Refereed Journals

  •  Guneratne, S.R. 1998. “White Hues in the Temenos.” Built Environment 01:01, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 1998. “Flagstones.” Built Environment 02:02, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

 

Edited Anthologies

  •  Guneratne, S.R. ed. 2015. Now Architecture, Sri Lanka. Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in collaboration with Media Services

Non-Refereed Journals

  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2016. “Flows: Touching the Void.” The Architect 117:02, ed. Ravin Guneratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in collaboration with Media Services.
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2013. “Dissolving Boundaries: Local Space, Global Place.” The Architect 114:03, ed. Ravin Guneratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp.
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2013. “Shrouds, Shadows and Concourses of Light.” The Architect 114:03, ed. Ravin Guneratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp.
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2000. “Colour and Light.” The Sri Lanka Architect 102:03, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2000. “Sunstreet.” The Sri Lanka Architect 102:03, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2000. “Rehashing Rainbows” The Sri Lanka Architect 102:03, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2000. “Gallery Café: The Stretching of an Icon.” The Sri Lanka Architect 102:03, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2000. “The Photographic Art of Dominic Sansoni.” The Sri Lanka Architect 102:03, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 1998. "Laki Senanayake: Meandering Across Genres." The Sri Lanka Architect 10:21, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 1997. "Lighthouse: Fired Earth on Aquamarine." The Sri Lanka Architect 10:20, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 1997. "Epiphanous Architecture." The Sri Lanka Architect 10:19, ed. Ranjith Dayaratne, Colombo: Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, pp

 

International Refereed Abstracts

  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2006. Persistence of Place: Authenticity and the Construction of ‘Felicitous Space’ in Supermodern Technology, EDRA 37: Beyond Conflict, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2005. Paper on “From Wondrous Disjunction to Non-signification” – at the 30th Annual Conference on Literature and Film, “Trans/National Film and Literature: Cultural Production and the Claims of History” at Florida State University,  Florida, USA.
  •  Guneratne, S.R. 2004. Architectural Preservation and Phenomenology: Prising out the Hidden Dimension, Symposium on Icons and Images: Revealing the Narratives in Symbolic Landscapes, EDRA 35: Design with Spirit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

 

Research Conferences

  •  RWVSR Rajapaksha1, KSKNJ Kudasinghe, SR Gunarathna. Investigating the Spatial Efficacy of Healthcare Facilities Dedicated to the Care of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Patients in Sri Lankan Military Hospitals. 12th Annual International Research Conference: Challenges to humankind in the face of new technologies. 11th-12th September 2019. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.

  •  SMM Sanjunee, SR Guneratne, 2018. Morphology of the Evolving Courtyard with Special Reference to Light House Hotel at Galle, 11th Annual International Research Conference: Securing Professional Excellence through Collaboration. 13-14 September 2018. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.
  •  KSKNJ Kudasinghe, HMLB Jayathilaka, SR Gunaratne, 2018. Evolution of the Sri Lankan Shophouse: Reconsidering Shophouses for Urban Areas, 11th Annual International Research Conference: Securing Professional Excellence through Collaboration. 13-14 September 2018. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.
  •  Transcendental Experience of Sacred Landscapes.
  •  The common bases of religion, arts, science, nature and the design of a Temple of All Faiths.
  •  Biophilic Architecture, Topophilia and Restorative Landscapes.
  •  “Earth and the Reveries of Rest”: Designing the Interpretive Centre.
  •  Mood and the genesis of unity through the “Crystalline Image” in film.
  •  Documentary Film Production: Empowering the Marginalized: Histories of Fortitude and Courage .
Professional
 
International
  • Project Architect – Community Design Solutions (CDS), School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, 2004- 2006

Sri Lanka

  •  Practising Chartered Architect ,1998 todate
  •  Deputy Director – Hambantota Priority Projects, Project Management Unit, Urban Development Authority (on contract basis), 2008- 2011

Academic

Teaching in International Universities

  • Studio Instructor (on par with USA Adjunct Professor) – taught ARCH 420 and ARCH 810 studios and offered ARCH 685/885 Graduate/Undergraduate Elective Design Studio on “Designing the Temple of All Faiths: Spirituality beyond Religion and Politics”, at the Dept. of Architecture, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, 2002- 2007

 

Teaching in Sri Lanka – University of Moratuwa

  •  Guest Lecturer, Documentary Film Production – structured and taught the course at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, July 2013-February 2015.
  •  Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2012 – 2014
  •  Dissertation Examiner, City School of Architecture, Colombo, 2010
  •  Dissertation Examiner, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2011.
  •  Case Study Examiner, Part III Examination, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, 2010.
  •  Co-Year Person – M.Sc. Architecture, Year I, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Nov. 2000- Aug. 2002.
  •  Visiting Lecturer – M.Sc. Architecture, Year I, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, 1997-2000.

Professional Institutes

  •  Fellow, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (since 2009)
  •  Chartered Architect, Associate Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (awarded in 1996)
  •  Corporate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects (eligible since 1997)

Positions in Professional Institutes:

  •  Convener, National Conference 2016, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects - 2016
  •  Chairman, Board of Architectural Publications, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects – Session 2013/14 and 2014/15
  •  Editor in Chief, “The Architect” – the quarterly journal of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, February 2013 to June 2016
  •  Chairman Graphic, Advertising and Publications Committee – Annual Sessions Committee, ARCHITECT 2014 AND ARCHITECT 2015 Exhibitions, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
  •  Member, Panel of Judges – Research and Publication Awards, “ARCHITECT 2014”, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
  •  Member, Panel of Jurors – ARCASIA Architectural Student Design Competition, 2013
  •  Guest Editor, "The Sri Lanka Architect" 102:03 – the quarterly journal of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, June-August 2002
  •  Member in Council of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, Session 1999/00 and 2000/01
  •  Secretary – Board of Architectural Publications, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, 1997
  •  Member -Task Force – Educational Program of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, 1997
  •  Member – Journal Sub-committee of the Board of Architectural Publications, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, 1997

 

  •  Video Documentary Film Production
  •  Film Studies
  •  Architectural Design
  •  Theory of Design and Architecture
  •  Aesthetics, Phenomenology and Spirituality
  •  Silver Member, National Blood Force - National Blood Transfusion Service, Sri Lanka, since 2012
  •  Founder member and designer of logo, Sri Lanka Animal Protection Association (SLAPA), 2009
  •  Secretary, Ruk Räkaganno - The Tree Society of Sri Lanka, 1983/84
  •  Silver Membership of National BloodForce, 2012 (NBF No. NBF0002693) since 2012- Awarded by the National Blood Transfusion Service, Sri Lanka, for services rendered to the nation as a blood donor and organizer of blood donation campaigns
  •  Jaffna Cultural Centre Competition, 2011- One of eight shortlisted designs in a competition conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
  •  Chancellor Graduate Student Award, 2002/2003- School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  •  Geoffrey Bawa Award, 1994- Best Comprehensive Design Project and Technical Report, awarded by University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  •  Highly Commended MSc Dissertation, 1994- Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  •  Highly Commended MSc Comprehensive Design Project, 1994- Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  •  Mahapola Higher Education Merit Scholarship- For being placed 1st in the student intake of 1986, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka