Senior Lecturer in Architecture
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A Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Suffolk, Aishani is originally from Colombo - Sri Lanka and is a practising architect with 20 years of professional work experience and a portfolio of over 150 completed design projects spanning from national to international importance both within and outside of Sri Lanka. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2001 and completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.
Aishani was the Founding Head of School / School of Architecture at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) University in Sri Lanka from 2016 to 2022 and was responsible for setting up a successful new school and leading it towards many if its early achievements.
Parallelly to the practice, Aishani has been involved in architectural education and teaching since 2001, and taught at KRV Institute of Architecture, Bombay - India, University of Moratuwa-Sri Lanka, Academy of Digital Arts, Colombo and the City School of Architecture-Sri Lanka.
She has also been involved in curriculum design and development of architecture and design related curricula which include the proposed architecture degree for the Open University of Sri Lanka, the architecture degree offered at SLIIT School of Architecture, the new master’s degree and restructured bachelor's degree in architecture at the National University of Maldives and the design diploma programmes at the Academy of Digital Arts in Sri Lanka.
Her academic research interests span from social sustainability, urban housing, port cities to design theory and teaching pedagogy. Aishani, through her practice has also carried out several live experimental design projects in biophilic architecture for urban living.
She is a chartered member of RIBA and SLIA. She is the co-founder, Managing Director, and one of the two principal architects at JAN Merkaba (Pvt.) Ltd. – Chartered Architects and Designers established in 2008 in Sri Lanka.