SWA is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in Sri Lanka. Over the past four decades, the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture, engineering, and allied sectors, including Project Management and Cost Consultancy, through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, hospitality, health, civic and cultural buildings, sports, offices and workplaces to private houses. Based in Colombo, SWA is a pre – eminent practice.
SWA has a reputation for tackling large and complex Architectural and Engineering, Design challenges, and certain Building types benefit from the attention of designers with specific skills. With its comprehensive offering of advanced skills and multidisciplinary teams, SWA is uniquely well-placed to collaboratively design technically-demanding and primarily functional buildings. The firm has architects engaged in the specialist areas of Hospitality , Health, Architecture and Transport Interchange Planning.
From working on large multidisciplinary projects, SWA has developed its Design Team Leadership Service. In this role SWA is a non-partisan coordinator of all the Design Disciplines, on behalf of the client. This brings clarity of lead, making sure that overall Project and Client objectives are prioritised over any competing concerns that arise, to ensure the efficient completion of Projects; on time and on budget. In this role SWA leads and integrates externally-appointed Consultants within the Team of Designers.
SWA are at present working on Mega Projects using BIM-compliant Software such as Revit and Naviswork for Design, coordination and Clash Detection relevant to Architecture, Engineering including MEP and Cost Management. This enables to make the Project documentation in a comprehensive BIM Model.