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Who We Are

Upula is a Chartered Architect with a post-charter experience of 25 years. Post graduation from the University of Moratuwa (1994), he left for Singapore in 1996 and had tenures of 3 years at AMC Architects and 5 years at Architects 61; the latter being one of the leading architectural practices in Singapore. During his tenure of 8 years in Singapore, he was involved in a variety of projects: apartments,  shopping malls and schools, along with a mixed development project in Bandung Indonesia, a marine species displays expansion project at the Underwater World in Sentosa,  a cold room warehouse for a leading supermarket enterprise and many more. Upon his return, he joined Surath Wickramasinghe Associates (SWA) and, as Director in Design, led numerous notable projects in the practice. He also partnered some of his personal projects with SWA, for which SWA contributed by providing multi-disciplinary services. After a tenure of 12 years at SWA, Upula started his own practice and has a pool of reputed and skilled consultants of myriad disciplines e.g. Structural, MEP, Services, QS and ID, with whom he collaborates his work. He is a past pupil of Royal College Colombo, and graduated with a degree in Architecture -- BSc BE (Hons), MSc (Arch) -- from the University of Moratuwa. He was the first recipient of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust Overseas Travel Award and is also a qualified musician, referred to as Upula Madhushanka, in the circuit.

Meet Our Team

Get to Know Us

Architect Upula Chandrakumara has a team of experienced consultants who are passionate and committed to work, providing multi-disciplinary services to a varied clientele. Our team is eager not only to design and deliver, but is also open to new ideas and technologies, ready to adapt to the fast-changing and increasingly demanding clients' needs in the business environment. 

Upula Chandrakumara


B.Sc.(BE) Hons,M.Sc.Arch, AIA

With a post-charter experience of 25 years in the field, Upula is competent in handling a wide range of design projects with varying levels of complexity. Upula approaches his projects through the aesthetics, functionality, building codes, detailing, locally available materials, site geometry and conditions, conventions of construction, structural principles, MEP services and more. He is highly experienced at managing construction with careful attention to both detail and cost in the implementation of his designs along with his skilled-team of consultants. 

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