Architect Palinda Kannangara

Palinda Kannangara was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1970. Educated at Ananda College, Colombo, he entered the University of Colombo and graduated Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics in the year 1996. His primary calling, however, was elsewhere. He joined the study course conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in 1994 and received his Charter in 2004 as an Associate Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects AIA (SL). During his Under-graduate years he worked under several leading architects such as Archt. K. Ganeshan, Archt. Vinod Jayasinghe and Archt. Anura Ratnavibushana before creating his own office in Kolonnawa in 2004 and later shifted to Kotikawatta, Colombo in early 2006, where his office is currently located. He was awarded the commendation prize for the Geoffery Bawa award for Excellence in Architecture in the year 2008. Also he received an Award of Excellence from the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in the year 2009 for The Residential building at Makola.

Architect Palinda Kannangara is an architectural firm in the business of recreating the space. They value the clients' dreams and the lifestyle to align with their vision to be the region best valued partner in materializing the dreams of recreating the space. Architect Palinda Kannangara creates beyond the expectations of the client s’ sensibility with the combined effort of professionalism and creativity in balancing the art, comfort and security. They see the beauty of silence against the noise, emptiness against the congestion, simplicity against complexity and it loves to share the experience with our clients. They accept the realities of scenery but they don’t hesitate to challenge it. They enjoy the climate but don’t let it torture them. They respect the tradition, but they don’t abide by it. They exploit technology, but they don’t incarcerate their feelings in it. They love playing with light, material, and shapes and driven with passion in making the client’s dream a reality beyond their expectations.

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