Kahawita De Silva & Associates bags top honours at Asia Pacific Property Awards
June 21, 2017 – In a fitting acknowledgment of a 37-year legacy in the field of Sri Lankan architecture, Kahawita De Silva & Associates Ltd. (KDS) was conferred the prestigious Award for the Best Office Interior – Sri Lanka 2017-2018 at the Asia Pacific Property Awards held recently.
KDS won the award for one of its flagship projects, The London Stock Exchange House in Colombo.
KDS also won the coveted Five Star Award for Office Interiors – Sri Lanka and was granted the privilege of being nominated as the entrant from the Asia Pacific for the Global Awards which will include entries from all over the world.
“It is a tremendous honour not just for us at KDS and the entire Sri Lankan industry of architecture,” said Kahawita De Silva & Associates Ltd. Director Chartered Architect Nilesh de Silva. “To us, the awards affirm the vision that has been our philosophy throughout the years, commencing from the time my parents, Architect Yvette Kahawita and Elmo De Silva started the company back in 1979.”
De Silva said he was thankful to his clients and his team at KDS who made it all possible. “As a third-generation firm of Architects and Engineers, we have been able to sustain a strong sense of flexibility and innovation throughout 37 years of operations, handling various projects locally and globally; our work with our clients has been a rewarding experience, giving us the opportunity to create spaces that engage with new concepts in keeping with client needs.”
Having embraced innovative concepts and emerging trends within multi-dimensional disciplines such as architectural services, interior design solutions, engineering solutions, quantity surveying, feasibility studies, town and urban planning and other aspects of design and build projects, KDS has been able to offer its clients cutting edge solutions that encompass the entire spectrum of architectural needs of today. Services from technological inputs to value engineering and sustainable project development are all offered as services under its one hub concept.
The company specialises in providing services for large scale ventures such as hotels and resorts, urban designs and infrastructural projects, bespoke homes, retail and public spaces, offices and condominiums and healthcare facilities, among others, de Silva