Welcome to KDS

KAHAWITA de silva & associates (pvt) ltd (kds) was established in 1979 as a partnership based in colombo. It expanded into a fast growing company and a subsidiary; urban planning consultants was registered as a planning & landscape architectural practice in 1982. In 1984 the partnership was converted to a private limited liability company conforming to the guidelines set out by the sri lanka institute of architects.

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ABOUT KDS

 

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TEAM

 

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Design Awards
 

 

best skills for the particular requirements


We believe in partner-led teams

The Team

We Have On Our Panel, Specialist Engineering And Mechanical And Engineering Services Consultants With Whom We Have Worked Successfully. This Gives Us The Best Skills For The Particular Requirements Of The Project And We Believe That This Gives Us The Most Experienced Design Team And Ensures Better Overall Service To Our Clients.

The Firm Has A Large And Comprehensive Auto Cad System That Can Increase The Accuracy And Efficiency Of Large And Complicated Projects, As Well As Coping With The Ever-Changing Requirements And Problems Throughout The Design Development, Working Drawings And Detailing Process. All The Staff Is Computer Literate And All Design And Detail Drawings Are Produced In House. The Firm Also Possesses The Capabilities Of Bim, Revit Modeling.

Leadership

CO-FOUNDERS

P. ELMO J DE SILVA
DIP ARCH (LONDON)
DIP TP (TOWN PLANNING) (LONDON)
FIA (SL) | RIBA | MRTPI | FITP (SL)

CO-FOUNDERS

A. P. YVETTE KAHAWITA
BARCH | GD ARCH | DIP ARCH
FIA (SL) | FIIA (INDIA)

DIRECTOR

NILESH J DE SILVA
BA (HONS) ARCH (UK) | BARCH (UK)
RIBA | AIA (SL)

ABOUT KDS


unique design solutions

To achieve a balanced practice based on the highest professional standards, the firm has adopted an international approach in staff recruitment, as well as association with foreign consultants. We believe in partner-led teams using the skills of our architects who enjoy the challenges of design and are dedicated to achieving the right solution for every client.

The practice provides full architectural services for all types of buildings such as office and hotel developments, industrial, leisure/recreational, institutional and residential projects. It has also the experience of the planning and design of hospitals, clubhouses, wide bodied aircraft hangars and its close professional association with several international practices with expertise in specialised fields, has enabled the firm to handle a variety of projects.

Our services are structured to enable the clients to participate and contribute to the development of their own unique design solutions. Our method of working ensures the control and co-ordination of the design team including the work of any consultants, or specialists who may be separately appointed.

We are a multi-disciplinary practice with architectural, civil & structural engineering and project management personnel on our permanent staff . We also execute landscape and interior design as part of our architectural services and for mechanical and engineering services we recommend to clients the most appropriate of the consultants we work with and with the best skills for the particular requirement of the project.

winning design


AWARDS

WINNING AWARDS

MEDIA CENTRE FOR WORLDVIEW GLOBAL MEDIA LTD, BATTARAMULLA, SRI LANKA
ICTAD AWARD FOR “A FACILITATING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL” (DIFFERENTLY ABLED FRIENDLY BUILDING)
NATIONWIDE AWARD

AUDITORIUM FOR THE OVERSEAS SCHOOL OF COLOMBO, BATTARAMULLA, SRI LANKA
WINNING DESIGN
LIMITED COMPETITION

CULTURAL CENTRE – BUDDHIST SECTION AT MUTHURAJAWELA, SRI LANKA
WINNING DESIGN
NATIONWIDE AWARD

COLOMBO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, SWIMMING POOL, MULTI-PURPOSE HALL AND AUDITORIUM COMPLEX, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
WINNING DESIGN
LIMITED COMPETITION

NATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE COMPLEX, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
WINNING DESIGN
NATIONWIDE AWARD

COMMERCIAL BANK AT UNION PLACE, COLOMBO 2, SRI LANKA
WINNING DESIGN
NATIONWIDE AWARD

USAID INTERIORS, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
WINNING DESIGN
LIMITED COMPETITION

USAID INTERIORS, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
WINNING DESIGN
LIMITED COMPETITION

STATE TIMBER CORPORATION, KOTTE, SRI LANKA
SLIA AWARD FOR THE BEST OFFICE DESIGN AND THE PRESTIGIOUS CIC DULUX AWARD FOR COLOUR
NATIONWIDE AWARD