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City School of Architecture (Colombo) Limited
104, Kitulwatta Road, Colombo 8
(+9411) - 7634464
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Architecture is a social art that touches all human beings at all levels of their existence everywhere and every day. It calls for originality, creativity, conceptualization, perception, aesthetic values and a holistic judgement of people, places, objects and events.
Architecture is primarily the art and science of designing spaces for serving the multifarious activities of human beings and for meeting the specific needs in a meaningful built environment. Creativity is the essence of architecture and harmony an essential aim of Architects. Architecture that has been recognized as great, in the historic past as well as in our own time, has been harmonious with nature and its immediate environment. These are the essential tenets of design which Architects aspire to follow.
This is the only discipline, which encompasses the four major fields of human endeavour: Humanities, Science, Art and Technology, actually putting into practice the professional inputs drawn from them. In sum, Architecture is the matrix of human civilization; an authentic measure of the social status and an evocative expression of the ethos of an era. When conserved, it is heritage and when in ruins it becomes archaeology, reconstructing tell-tale pictures of the past civilizations.
In addition to fulfilling education and licensing requirements, architects should also be analytical, creative, and organized, and have good communication, technical, and visualization skills.
Considering the nature of each intake, each batch consist of 50 students. Applications are issued during the month of August until first week of September every year.
CSA gives prominence for sports. The school has a cricket team which can pose a challenge to formidable opponents. Regular practice sessions are held with the SLIA team. Apart from cricket table tennis, carom, badminton and futsal are available as recreational activities. Regular field visits (both for academic and non-academic purposes) are undertaken as leisurely excursions.
Students organize social events amongst themselves to socialize. Jamborees organized by the SLIA creates a link between students of CSA and the students of the University of Moratuwa. The outward-bound programs and social work conducted with close association with these entities acts as positive influence for the students. An annual talent show is held at the start of each year to appreciate the hidden talent within the students of CSA. It is evident that the life of a student at CSA is never dull nor monotonous.
All permanent academic staff of the CSA are members of the SLIA and maintain a high level of integrity and ethics, and are committed to the educational process at CSA.
A lecturer who wishes to deliver education on designing in the part 1 course is expected to have minimum 3 years of post-chartered experience; 5 years’ experience to tutor in the part 2 course. The unique feature for student evaluation is that it is conducted through external sources. This eliminates bias and individual preference thus ensuring complete transparency. Senior architects in the profession and an overseas expert from either India or Singapore visit to mark, moderate and evaluate student progress.
>Regular visits from the RIBA and SLIA makes way for an academic audit of the institute to renew the accreditation. The process is complicated, with all students and staff both being interviewed to determine standards. Annually, University of West England (UWE) send a panel to conduct an academic audit to monitor the standards.
Obtained a minimum of 3 Simple Passes at the GCE – Advanced Level Examination, Sri Lanka or equivalent (Cambridge, Edexcel, IB etc), in one sitting.
Possess the BSc Degree in Built Environment or complete 90 UOM credits of Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Moratuwa.
Successfully complete 120 UWE credits from the University of the West of England, UK.
Possess a first degree in Architecture from a recognized university and gain exemption from the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) Part I examination.