Pursue an academic career in architecture, whilst apprenticing under a Chartered Architect

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‘An architect is a person trained and licensed to plan, design, and oversee the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design and construction of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use. Professionally, an architect's decisions affect public safety, and thus an architect must undergo specialized training consisting of advanced education and a practicum (or internship) for practical experience to earn a license to practice architecture.’

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 23 April. 2013.


The City School of Architecture (CSA) offers a career in architecture. The course is tailor-made to talented individuals – school leavers and mature students, and allows students to pursue an academic career in architecture.

The School has on offer two courses of study – The three year (full time) CSA Part I / Diploma in Architecture Course and the three years (part time) CSA Part II / Advanced Diploma in Architecture Course.


The Part I course was established in 1986 and the Part II course in 1991 as courses of study conducted by the SLIA. The entity was named the Colombo School of Architecture in 1999. In 2008, the school was re-structured to have an independent management governed by the Board of Directors of City School of Architecture (Colombo) Ltd. The school’s name was changed to ‘City School of Architecture’ (CSA). CSA was granted RIBA accreditation in 2011 and SLIA accreditation in 2012. CSA partnered with UWE in year 2012. The management representative of the Board is the Chief Executive Officer and the academic affairs of the school are administered by the Head of School assisted by two Deputy Heads of School together with the Board of Academic Studies and numerous other Boards and Committees which oversee its governance.