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Kalpanee Jayatilake B.Arch (Hons)

Kalpanee Jayatilake, B.Arch (Hons)

Candidate for the MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS)

Supervised by: Professor Koen Steemers


Kalpanee is an urban scientist interested in urban environments, specifically the planning and design of buildings underpinned by climatology, HVAC energy efficiency and occupant comfort and wellbeing. With a background in architecture, she is particularly interested in the resilience of cities and buildings to global warming and climate change.  

Kalpanee has worked as an architect in Colombo Sri Lanka, gaining industry experience in a range of building projects. Previously her research investigated levels of climate interaction in Colombo’s office buildings and their susceptibility to indoor overheating. Her current research focuses on urban implications for Colombo within a changing climate; investigating the challenges and opportunities for human centered energy efficiency in 'Class A' office buildings through the comparison of a series of different scenarios and strategies against a base case model, using IES. 

Research Interests

Architecture for Wellbeing and Health

Energy Efficiency in Built Environments


Key Publications

Jayatilake, K., & Rajapaksha, U. (2016). Interactive architecture and contextual adaptability: Issues of energy sustainability in contemporary tall office buildings in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In Building the future: Sustainable and resilient built environments. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa.