Professor Lal Balasuriya – received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree at UWE Bristol on Monday 24 July 2023.
Professor Lal Balasuriya is a Chartered Architect and Urban Designer, a past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and elected Honorary Fellow in 2009. In 2012, during his tenure as the Head of School for the City School of Architecture (the largest and longest standing private architectural provision in Sri Lanka) Professor Lal helped to establish and grow UWE Bristol’s first transnational partnership in Sri Lanka. Since then, over 500 students have graduated and are already making their mark in the architectural profession in Sri Lanka and beyond. For over forty years Professor Lal has been one of the most significant academic figures to transform architectural education in South-East Asia.