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Ms. Minushi Polhena

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture | Architecture

Career Summary

  • Academic as well as a Practicing Architect
  • Senior Lecturer - SLIIT School Of Architecture 2018 to Date
  • Managing PartnerSenior Architect  2011 to Date                      Minushi And Chandana Weeraratne Associates  (MACWA      Architects) W96484
  • Visiting Lecturer, Design Tutoring - B.Sc Architecture Year1        SLIIT School of Atrchitecture 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer,Design Tutoring  B.Arch Level 11  Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa  2016/2017      
  • Visiting Lecturer Part 1 – Year 3          City School of Architecture Colombo   2016/2017      
  • Visiting Design Tutor Part 1 Year 2    City School of Architecture Colombo   2016/2017 
  • Visiting Lecturer Part 1 – Year 3                City School of Architecture Colombo   2015/2016      
  • Visiting Design Tutor Part 11 Year 5      City School of Architecture Colombo   2015/2016      
  • Visiting Lecturer Part 1 Year 3  City School of Architecture Colombo   2014/2015                
  • Visiting Design Tutor Part 11 Year 5      City School of Architecture ? Colombo   2014/2015 
  • Visiting Lecturer Part 1 – Year 2          City School of Architecture Colombo   2013/2014      
  • Visiting Lecturer Design Tutoring B.Arch Level 1V            Faculty of Architecture,  University of Moratuwa  2011/2012  
  • Visiting Lecturer Design Tutoring B.Arch Level 11          Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa  2011/2012 


  • University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Sri Lanka.                              M.Sc. (Architecture)      
  • University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Sri Lanka.                              B.Sc. (Built Environment)  First class honors - B.Sc. Batch top  
  • Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka.                                                                        PG Dip (Archaeology)
  • Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo                          MaTE (UOC)

Other Professional Qualifications

  • Sri Lanka Institute Of Architects – Colombo – Sri Lanka          SLIA Part 111 Chartered (Professional Practice) Examination Highest Average of the Exam (Batch Top)
  • Green Building Council of Sri Lanka – Colombo – Sri Lanka  Associate Professional Training Course - Completed


  • Award of Excellence for the best overall performance at the SLIA Part III Professional  Practice Examination 2007                    By Sri Lanka Institute of Architects  in 2008    
  • Prof.H.J.Billimoria Award for the graduand who has obtained the highest total  marks at the B.Sc. (Built Environment) Degree Final Year Examination, for the  academic year 2000/2001            By University of Moratuwa - Sri Lanka in 2003    
  • Award of Excellence for the best overall performance at the B.Sc. (Built  Environment) examination 2003                                  By the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in 2003  

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Architecture and Built Environments.
  • Bio Climatic Architecture
  • Green Architecture and Buildings
  • Historic urban settings and Urban Conservation
  • Industrial Archaeology and Railway Architecture
  • Teaching methods in Higher education
  • Education Psychology



  • Chartered Architect – A0850  (2008)                                                  Sri Lanka Institute Of Architects – Colombo – Sri Lanka
  • Green Associated Professional  (2016)                                              Green Building Council Sri Lanka – Colombo – Sri Lanka  

Ongoing Research

My Publications

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