About us

Our History

KWA started life in 2001 as an independent design studio mainly focusing on built space & interior design. Now, it is a registered Chartered Architectural Practice.

Our portfolio covers a wide range of projects for private clients and developers, in Sri Lanka and the Middle East. KWA’s special focus is towards Tourism, Leisure, Commercial/ Retail, and Residential Architecture as well as Master planning & Urban design.


Chartered Architects Thilan Koththigoda & Thushari Wijesundara act as the principal architects and leads the design and management team. Partners have international working experience from the United Kingdom & the Middle East as well as local experience working with reputed Sri Lankan Architects and developers.

Thilan Koththigoda Chartered Architect
AIA(SL), RIBA, RDI(New York), GreenSL(AP), M.Sc.(Architecture), B.Sc.(Built Environment), Dip.(Advertising and Communication)

Thilan worked in the UK and the Middle East prior to forming KWA and has won numerous academic awards including Professor K.R.S. Peiris Design award for the best designer in M.Sc. Architecture. Sri Lanka Institute of Architects award for the best part III results, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects award for the best results in M.Sc. Architecture and from the University of Moratuwa, the awards for best results in M.Sc. Architecture and B.Sc. Built Environment degrees,

Thilan also acts as a visiting tutor of design for the University of Moratuwa & the City School of Architecture.

Thushari Wijesundara Chartered Architect
AIA(SL),RIBA, M.Sc. (Architecture), B.Sc. (Built Environment), Dip.(Interior Design)UK

Thushari worked in the UK and the Middle East prior to forming KWA and completed her Diploma in Interior Design while working in London.

Thushari also acts as a visiting tutor of design for the City School of Architecture, & lectures for M.Sc. Interior Design course at University of Moratuwa.

Professional And Managerial Staff (in-house)


Educational Qualifications

Designation & Professional Qualifications

Thilan Koththigoda

MSc(Architecture), Bsc(BE)Hons,
DIP(Advertising & Communication)

Chartered Architect,RIBA, AIA(SL),Green(SL)AP,RDI(NY)

Thushari Wijesundara

MSc(Architecture), BSc(BE)Hons,
DIP(Interior Design)UK

Chartered Architect RIBA, AIA(SL)

Dananjaya Bandara

MSc(Architecture), BSc(BE)Hons,

Chartered Architect AIA(SL)

Chamika Darshani


Project Architect

Sanjeewa Jinadasa


Project Architect

Hashini Ranaweera


Project Architect

Professional Staff (consultants)


 Educational Qualifications

 Designation & Professional Qualifications

Priyantha Pushpakumara

M.Sc, B.Sc.(Hons) Eng, PG.Dip (Structural Engineering  Design),
PG.Dip (Construction Project Management)

Consultant  Structural Engineer MIE(SL), MSST

Shiran Jayalath

B.Sc (Eng),CEng, PG.Dip (Building Services Engineering)

Consultant  MEP Engineer MIE(SL), GMCIBSE, ACS


B.Sc (Eng),

Consultant  MEP Engineer MIE(SL), MASHRAE

Chandana Wanaguru

B.Sc (Eng), MSc/PG Dip (ELEC.INS)

Consultant  MEP Engineer AMIE, MASHRAE

Hasitha Gunasekara

B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying ,Dip in Commercial Law and Arbitration

Consultant Quantity Surveyor, AIQS(SL), MAIQS,MCIOB(UK),ACIARB(UK)

Technical Staff / Trainees (in-house)


Educational Qualifications


Champika Amarasinghe

PG.Dip (Civil Drafting & Quantity Surveying)

Senior Building Technologist

Malathi Nissanka


Trainee Architect

Mustaq Abdulla


Trainee Architect