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Rukshan Widyalankara is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and Past Chairman of the Architects Registration Board Sri Lanka. He has held several key posts at SLIA, and has represented Sri Lanka at many international Forums such as UIA, ARCASIA, CAA, and SAARCH.
He is a holder of Bachelor of Science Degree of Built Environment (1987) and a Master of Science Degree in Architecture (1991) both at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Rukshan holds a Diploma in Arbitration from the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka and is currently reading for his Doctoral Research in Arbitration in Construction Claims.
Rukshan Widyalankara is the Principal Director and Chairman of Rukshan Widyalankara (Pvt) Ltd., a firm of Chartered Architects, Engineers, and Quantity Surveyors. His practice is involved in many buildings of note, including Hospitals, Educational establishments, Transport Terminals, and Apartments. Rukshan is a recipient of numerous awards of excellence for academic and professional work.
Perit Vincent Cassar B.Arch., FIHEEM, FICE, C.Eng., A.&C.E.
Perit Vincent Cassar, a graduate in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Malta, joined the Public Service in 1973 as a Junior Architect and Civil Engineer with the then Public Works Department and was assigned to the Schools and Hospitals Section. Since then he has worked within other sections of the Public Works organization and was responsible for various projects including those for housing, healthcare and hospitals, and other major projects of a civil engineering nature such as roads and marine works. He was involved in environmentally related projects such as those for the formulation of the Sewerage Master Plan and the works related to it, the collection, separation and treatment of solid wastes and the treatment of liquid wastes.
With the reorganization of the Public Works in 1992 into the Works Division made up of a number of Departments, Perit Cassar was appointed as the first Director General, a position he actively occupied up till 2003.
Following the Malta General Elections in April 2003 he was appointed Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for Youth and the Arts. With a change in premiership in February 2004 and the establishment of the Ministry for Urban Development and Roads, responsible for urban development and land transport issues, he assumed the responsibility for that Ministry as its Permanent Secretary.
Perit Cassar retired from Government service in June 2008 and is currently engaged in his own private practice as a Perit and freelance consultant.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE) and a Fellow of the Institute of Health Estate Engineering Management (FIHEEM), a past President of the Rotary Club La Valette and ex-Chief Scout of the Scout Association of Malta. He is currently the President of the Kamra tal-Periti and its National Delegate to the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).
John graduated from Leicester School of Architecture and registered as an architect in 1981, becoming a member of the RIBA in 1986. He has worked in the commercial sector for a variety of larger practices in London, with long spells at Michael Haskoll Associates and Geoffrey Reid Associates as well as Frederick Gibberd Coombes & Partners, BDP and East Sussex County Council. Returning to Haskoll in 1996 he became a Director of the company in 2002. As well as running a team for various major projects, John is responsible for co-ordinating Haskoll’s IT systems and Procedures and Quality Control systems, and he represents Haskoll on the RIBA’s Large Practice Group. He also represents the Large Practice Group on the International Committee of the RIBA. He is a member of the Academy of Urbanism. John has completed major projects throughout the UK, mainly for private sector clients, as well as providing design consultancy advice on projects in Norway, Switzerland and Ukraine. He has participated in study tours to Canada, USA, Scandinavia and Switzerland and has an active role in the management of Haskoll’s projects in over thirty countries in Europe, the Middle East and China.
Sitha received her architectural education from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, Scotland. She spent her year out in Oslo Norway and on graduating in 1999 moved there to work for HRTB Architects. Whilst taking Urbanism Studies at the university of Oslo she was involved in a number of projects including the Engersand Harbour Project and Munkvoll Elderly Care Centre.
In 2006 she returned to her home country Botswana and established her own practice Moralo Designs (Pty) Ltd in Gaborone. Since then she has been a key participant in the Environmental Design Guidelines for Setlhoa Village in Gaborone and has developed designs for a mining operator’s village in Jwaneng. This has involved the integrated design of housing, communal facilities and recreational facilities for the company. She has also been involved in a feasibility study for a teaching hospital in Juba, Sudan.
Awards and Exhibitions;
– 1999 Glasgow School of Art Representative to Scottish Woman of the Year Award
– 1996 Skye Project, Participated in local exhibition in Skye
– 1996 Barcelona Project, Participate in exhibition at Barcelona University
Sitha has served on the Architects Association of Botswana Executive Committee for several terms and now sits as Vice Chairperson of the Architect’s Registration Council of Botswana. She has taught at the University of Botswana Architecture Programme and since leaving the University has been Chair of the Accreditation Advisory Committee for the Architecture Program. She is a member of:
– Architects Association of Botswana
– Botswana Institute of Development Professionals
– Norwegian Association of Architects.
Sitha is a CAA Validation panellist and recently participated on school visits in South Africa.
Wycliffe is a practicing architect and landscape architect in own private practice since 1997.
He received his initial training in a design/build architectural firm in St. Kitts and completed the study of both architecture and landscape architecture to professional degree level at City College of New York, CUNY and then proceeded on scholarship to complete his Master in Landscape Architecture at Pennsylvania State University specializing in Caribbean Terrestrial Ecotourism facility development. His practice is focused on producing environmentally responsible design which is responsive to our hurricane, and seismic conditions, while also addressing energy consumption reduction. His firm offers full design and construction management services and is generalist in project types.
Wycliffe has built into his firm a strong sense of community responsibility and response by example. He has been an external examiner for City and Guilds, and later a part-time instructor in the Associates Certificate program in Architectural Technology at the national Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College where he was retained as a full-time lecturer. He participated in local hurricane emergency response efforts regularly, which further reinforces the connection to the environment and the need for responsible design, construction and consumption methods. The furtherance of the profession and its leading role in the built environment and response to climatic and societal needs is paramount in both practice and instruction.
Ar. Kalim A. Siddiqui holds a M.Sc. from A.I.T. Bangkok in Human Settlements Planning and Development along with a B. Arch. in Architecture. Ar. Siddiqui carries with him a wealth of experience in project design & preparation, planning, monitoring and control acquired over the past more than thirty years in professional practice.
Ar. Siddiqui has been active in promoting the cause of Architects at the National and International levels as early as 1985. Has been involved in the affairs of the Institute of Architects Pakistan and has held various positions as Office Bearer of the Institute over a period of more than 25 years.
At the National level he was twice elected Vice Chairman, Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) which is responsible for enforcement of regulation and recognition of the profession of Architects and Town Planners in the country.
At the International level he has been involved with the activities and various programs of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) and most recently served as Vice President (2010-2012) representing Zone “A” countries comprising of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
He was instrumental in organizing the premiere event of ARCASIA as the convener of ARCASIA Congress of Architects (ACA-14) and the Student Jamboree held at Lahore in Oct. 2010.
He has widely travelled and attended seminars, workshops and conference besides working on foreign professional assignments through his office in the UAE.
He is a Fellow of Institute of Architects, Pakistan (FIAP) and Fellow of the Institute of Town Planners, Pakistan, (FITP) and is registered with Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP)
Architectural Practice Experience
Chief Representative Studio505 China
Roles included establishing firm’s presence in China as a legal entity, creating and developing client contacts throughout the country and overseeing the construction of significant cultural architectural projects:
|Wujin Lotus Exhibition and Conference Centre
+ Winner China Steel Structure Award by China Construction Metal Structure Association
|Phoenix Valley Grand Theatre and Youth Palace
+ Commendation International RAIA Awards 2014
+ Winner China National Luban Award for excellence in Construction
|2009_2010||Project Architect Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital Bates Smart Architects
Project Architect for entire LG floor including medical imaging and emergency areas
|2004_2007||Director Studio 505 P/L with co-directors Dylan Brady and Dirk Zimmermann|
|Australian Pavilion for World Expo Aichi Japan
+ Winner Silver MedalBureau International des Exhibitions (BIE)
|Suzhou Science and Culture Centre Facade
+ Winner China National Luban Award for excellence in Construction
White Noise, Exhibition Design of ContemporaryMinimalist Art ACMI
+ Winner of 2006 RAIA Award for Best Interior Architecture
| “New Holland Folly”
+ Winner Rotterdam FollyDock competition
+ Exhibited Venice Biennale 2007
|Pixel, Office building Melbourne,
+ Highest rated BREEAM,LEEDS,Greenstar office building in the world
Domain Tower Façade
+ Winner City of Port Phillip Design Development Award 2007
|2003||Architect Bates Smart|
|2001||Architect Lyons Architects – John Curtin Medical Laboratory|
|1999||Architect for Cunningham Martyn Design|
|1999||Architect for H2o Architects|
|Head of virtual realisation of the new Australian Embassy in Berlin|
|1998||Architect Bates Smart|
|1996||Architect Rob Harwood Architects|
|1996||Director and designer of Royal Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter|
|Awards ceremony at the National gallery of Victoria.|
|1994||Co-designer (with Ivan Rijavek) Fringe (Spoleto) Festival Furniture ’95 Exhibition|
|1992-1994||Graduate Architect Philip Harmer Architects|
|1987-1992||Architectural assistant Philip Harmer Architects|
Curriculum Vitae DIK JARMANdikjarman@hotmail.com 2014
Assistant Professor, Tutor, Unit head, Personal tutor and Researcher,
University of Nottingham, Department of Architecture and Built Environment
2014/15 Unit Head Part II Year 5/6 studio Theme: Hyperdensity
2014/15 Unit Head Part I Year 2/3 studio Theme: Making
2013/14 Unit Head Part I Year 2/3 studio Theme: Making
2012/13 Unit Head Part I Year 2/3 studio Theme: Making
2013 Unit Co-Head Part II Year 5 studio Theme: Medium Density Housing
2012 Unit Co-Head Part II Year 5 studio Theme: Tall Building Studio
2014 Supervisor of 3No. Master’s Dissertations
2013 Supervisor of 1No. Master’s Dissertation
2013 Project Head : Façade manufacture studio 1 week hands on esquisse
2013 Project Head :Digital Post Prod. studio 1 week hands on esquisse
2012 Project Head : Façade manufacture studio 1 week hands on esquisse
2012 ProjectHead : Time-lapse studio 1 week hands on esquisse
2014 Leader – Hong Kong Architectural tour Year 5/6
2014 Leader – Bradford Architectural tour Year 2/3
2014 Leader – London Architectural tour Year 2/3
2013 Leader – Barcelona Architectural tour Year 2/3
2013 Co-Leader – London Architectural tour Year 5
2013 Leader – York UK Architectural tour Year 2/3
2012 Leader – Hertfordshire UK Architectural tour Year 2/3
2012 Leader – Stuttgart Architectural tour Year 2/3
2012 Leader – Wales Architectural tour Year 2/3
2013/14 Chair UoN DABE Communication and Marketing Committee
2013/14 Member UoN DABE Teaching and Learning Committee
2014 Member UoN Feasibility group for introduction of Formula Student (SAE) as subject
Founder of the DABE Media Clubwhich is a collective of students and staff with multimedia interests and skills that contribute to the graphic design and development of events, video recording of lectures, interviews and events for distribution both internally and externally of the department.
|Tutor for First Year Design Architecture
Tutor for Final Year Design Architecture
|Deakin University Geelong
|2001||Tutor for Final Year Design Architecture||Melbourne University|
|2000||Tutor for Final Year Design Architecture||Melbourne University|
|2000||Tutor for Second Year Design Architecture||Melbourne University|
|1999||Tutor for Final Year Design Architecture||Melbourne University|
|1999||Tutor for Third year Design Theory||Melbourne University|
|1999||Tutor for Graphic Communications||Melbourne University
|1986||Student Teacher at Edgeborough School, Surrey, UK (Primary)|
|Subjects include Latin, French, computing, rugby and cricket|
Curriculum Vitae DIK JARMANdikjarman@hotmail.com 2014
Selected Film and Television Production Experience
2007-2008 Senior Animator, Mary and Max, Adam Elliot and Melodrama Pictures,
Opened: Sundance Film festival and nominated for three AFI Awards
+ Winner: Best Animated Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Award, 2009
+ Winner: Best Direction in a Feature Film, Australian Directors Guild 2009
+ Winner: Generation 14plus, Best Feature Film, Berlin International Film Festival 2009
2001 Writer, Director, Animator, Production Designer, Dad’s Clock short film
+ Winner: AFI Award Best Production Design in a Non-Feature Film 2002
+ Winner: Best Animation (Dendy Award) Sydney International Festival, 2002
+ Winner: Best Animation, Nashville International Film Festival, 2003
+ Winner: Best Use of Digital Technology StKilda Film Festival 2002
+ Winner: Best Film, Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2002
+ Winner: Audience Award Cinema Europa Film Festival 2003
+ Special Commendation Best Foreign Film, Berlin Short Film Festival 2002
2001 Head Animator Hubcap, short film, Flying Gherkin International (FGI &SBSi)
1997 Writer, Director, Animator, Production Designer Pharmaceutical Girl 8min short
+ Winner: Best technical achievement in Production Design AIM
1994 Production Designer Action Girl 5 min short RAW and TAC
1993 Head Research, Character designer and Sculptor for Francis Ford Coppola produced short film of William S. Burroughs’ A Junkies Christmas 15 minute short FGI
Television Commercials and Series
2009 Director 2×15 sec TVC Herron Paharmaceuticals XYZ studios
2008 Animator 30 sec TVC Nescafe Green Blend, Collider
2006 Director / Animator / Production Designer 30 sec TVC Advantage Air, GoboBox 2006 Director / Production Designer 15 sec TVC Sun Creations, GoboBox
2005 Director / Animator / Production Designer 30 sec TVC Claratyne Train, GoboBox 1997 Director, animator Yogozone 30 sec TVC, Kanga Manga Studios
1997 Director RAW FM animated title sequence for ABC Television Series KMS 1996 Art Director Plasmo (13 x 5min animated TV series) for PlasmoMegaStudios,BBC
1996 Animator, Doppelganger Reebok 5 min cinema release UK FGI 1997 2nd Art Director 5 x 30 sec Nike Australian Open TVCs Black 1997
Production designer Yogo Heist 30sec TVC FGI
1996 Production Designer, animator SanitariumRicies (NZ) 2 x 30 sec TVCs FGI 1996 2nd Art Director 5 x 30 sec Rooboy Nike Australian Rules Football TVCs 1995 Art Director / Set Designer Planet Yogo 3 x 30 sec TVCs FGI
1994 Character designer / Sculptor Yogo Speed 3 x 30 sec TVCs FGI
1994 Production Designer S&P Restaurants (Thailand) 5 x 15 Secs TVCs FGI 1994
1992 Sculptor for Casio 3x 30 TVCs MEC
1992 Model Maker NRMA 3 x 30 sec TVCs MEC
Documentary / Educational
2000 Director, University of Melbourne Machine Shop safety video 15min
2004 Director, 4 Minute Wonders Video for ABC and TripleJ, Sophie Koh “So Easily Broken” 1999 Director, 3 x Trans World Noise music videos; Morning, Reading, Be Free KMS
1999 Director Dan & Al music video; The Fang, KMS and others.
1993 Character Designer / sculptor Alice in Chains music video FGI
+Voted Number 1 Video for 6 weeks on US MTV
Curriculum Vitae DIK JARMANdikjarman@hotmail.com 2014
Education, Professional Service and Landspeed Racing
|1997||Graduate Diploma Animation & Interactive Media RMIT|
|1987-1992||Bachelor of Architecture (Honours)||Melbourne University|
|1990-1992||Bachelor of Arts||Melbourne University|
|1987-1989||Bachelor of Planning and Design
Currently studying Post Graduate Certificate Higher Education (PGCHE)
Expected completion early 2015.
2014 First Aider : University of Nottingham approved Three day First Aid course
2013 First Aider : University of Nottinghamapproved One Day First Aid course
2012 Certificate of Ladder Training
AutoCad, 3DStudioMax, Rhino, Premiere, AfterEffects Pro, StopMotionPro, Photoshop, Illustrator,Word, Excel.
RAIA Australian Institute of Architects
|Elected Chair of the International Area Committee of the RAIA
Elected onto the International Area Committee of the RAIA
Designed and Directed RAIA Victorian Chapter Award ceremony
MIFF Melbourne International Film Festival
2005-07 Member Judging Panel Animation Category
Dik has designed, built and driven with his team, Jarman-Stewart Racing, a car that is the current holder of two Australian Landspeed Records, classes EGL and EFL.
The car is currently in preparation for a World Record Attempt in Bonneville USA in September 2015 for EGL class and research has started for a new design concept to target two more landspeed categories.
Jayantha has had close links with CAA since 2007 when he first attended the CAA General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia as President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA). It was here that he made a successful bid to host and then acted as the National Convener for the CAA Conference and General Assembly in 2010 in Colombo,
Jayantha has been involved in ARCASIA (Architects regional Council Asia), first as the Chairman of the Board of Architectural Education of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects during the period 2003 / 2004 when he attended and contributed to the Bangladesh and Macau Meetings. In 2005 he was elected Chair of ACAE and during the years 2005 / 2006 while chairing the ACAE in Changmai and in Beijing, he was instrumental in publishing ARCASIA Time Line.
Jayantha has served as Deputy Chairman ARCASIA Zone A for the period 2009-2010 and is the current Immediate Past Chairman of SAARCH (South Asian Association for Regional corporation of Architects and is Chairman for Architects Registration Board Sri Lanka).
In 2007 as President of SLIA, he was instrumental in hosting ARCASIA in Sri Lanka to coincide with the Golden Jubillee Celebration of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.
During the post Tsunami period in Sri Lanka Jayantha served as the chairman of the AFSTV (Architects fund to Shelter Tsunami Victims) a f SLIA fund raising initiative to build houses for the Tsunami victims in Sri Lanka. Two projects were successfully completed in the south and east of Sri Lanka.
Currently Jayantha is a Faculty Board member of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka and a Member of the Board of Directors of the City School of Architecture (Colombo) Ltd.