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Primali Paranagamage


Dr Primali Paranagamage is an architect with a strong interest in ‘socially responsible design’. She has many years of experience as a university lecturer in teaching design studio and social implications of buildings. She has also worked as project architect for consortium practices on a wide range of projects, from housing, schools, hotels, industrial and commercial buildings.

Prior to this appointment she worked a Research Fellow, University of Westminster working on sustainable communities in the UK and co-authored a book in this field. Her PhD research (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK) investigated the change of housing design in relation to social change by the application of Space Syntax methodology. She has exhibited her work on Socially Responsible Design at Pratt Institute, USA, on the theme of ‘design in rehabilitation’. As winner of an open design competition by the Sri Lanka Institute of architects for a master plan and neighbourhood design of a marginalised community, she had the opportunity to explore theoretical ideas of sustainable development in practical terms. She is currently continuing research on the long term sustainability of this project after 10 years of occupation.


Construction Management Research Unit (CMRU) at the University of Dundee Glasgow Caledonian University Loughborough University University of St Andrews EPSRC SUE Consortia