SLIIT School of Architecture was established in 2016 with the intention of producing architecture graduates of the highest calibre who are creative, world class and are sought after by the industry and clients due to their high skill levels and professionalism. Both the BSc (Hons) degree in Architecture and MSc degree in Architecture are presently offered at SLIIT in collaboration with Liverpool John Moore’s University in UK. While this provides our students with an international platform and exposure, one of the key focuses of the SLIIT architecture program is also to foster the Sri Lankan Identity in Architecture. Students are given a solid base by exposure to Sri Lankan architecture and heritage through the most eminent experts in academia while also exposing them to international standards of working, current technologies and a global knowledge on architecture and its practices.
SLIIT provides students with the best teaching and learning environment with modern facilities and a dedicated staff panel. The programme is directed and conducted by a team of eminent Chartered Architects with practice experience, well-trained academics with research, and experience and subject specialists for each module. The school strives to maintain a high quality in the programme by giving individual attention and guidance to all students. The students enjoy designated individual workspaces in modern studio environments. The lecture rooms, computer labs, printing and technology workshops at SLIIT provide an international standard study environment. We are happy to state that our students who graduated so far have all been employed by leading chartered architects and firms including internationally-based practices. It is also important to say that the feedback received from these employers have been extremely positive and they have been very happy with the skill levels and work attitude of our graduates.
SLIIT architecture students have also proven their creativity and ability to make their mark in the design world by having won design competitions and by being selected for international design events. Two of our graduates last year, have received academic scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies at Liverpool John Moore’s University in UK in 2019. One of our 3rd year students become the 2019 1st place winner in the architecture category at the biggest international architecture students’ competition in the world – the INSPIRELI International Awards in Prague, bringing immense credit and recognition to Sri Lanka. As a school, SLIIT school of Architecture will strive to produce the best architects who will be well equipped to make a mark in the field of architecture making both the school and our country proud.