Senior Architect Based in Colombo
8th November 2020
NRA is looking for a Senior Architect to lead it's office and exciting high quality, innovative design projects in Sri Lanka.
The ideal candidate should have effective management and team leadership skills, strong design sensibilities, excellent technical skills, a flexible mentality, and experience managing all stages of a project, from concept through construction.
- Sri Lanka Chartered Architect (Preferred).
- A minimum of ten years of experience, with extensive experience in built international and local projects of varying scales.
- Extensive coordination experience with clients, contractors, and consultants.
- Excellent communication, budget control, planning, and organisational skills.
- Excellent aesthetic sensibilities and design skills.
- Excellent Technical experience/skills with the ability to resolve architectural solutions through innovative thinking (Documented through construction and shop drawings/details).
- Effective project management and team-leading abilities.
- Excellent knowledge of products, materials, and construction methods, especially in Sri Lanka/Asia.
- Proactive and self-motivated, with a continuous desire to both learn from and mentor others.
- Responsible, accountable, and able to foresee risks and solve conflicts in projects.
- Working knowledge of 3D+2D software (Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, etc.)
fluent English and Sinhala communication skills.
- Willing and able to assist in building a world class office and team based in Sri Lanka, including setting up relevant standards, processes, quality plans, etc.
Please include an up to date CV/resume, portfolio and contact number in your email application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Good luck in your job search!
Daily Financial Times of Sri Lanka interview with Nath.
7 January 2021
The Daily Financial Times of Sri Lanka recently featured this interview with Nath.
"A ray of luxury – ‘Aarunya’ shines out as Sri Lanka’s first luxury resort brand"
Get a fascinating insight into Nath's vision for Aarunya in Sri Lanka and globally.
The Sky Suites at Aarunya Resort are completed!
Completed under budget and on schedule.
"Offering a mix of luxury glamping and close to nature minimalist luxury, these new villas will no doubt cater to the needs of the most discerning traveler. We invite you to come experience legendary Sri Lankan hospitality tied together with truly anticipatory service in our marvelous mountain setting. Take a dip in our private plunge pools, laze on your own sun deck and indulge in our improved mini bar offerings while being closest to nature. And for those looking for your next viral Instagram pic, we offer you a backdrop and views second to none. So come be a part of our next chapter and book your luxury mountain stay with us today. You may just never want to leave."
Residential Mixed-Use - Inner-city Sydney, Australia
NRAA is excited to be moving into international boutique hospitality and mixed-use property development.
These images are some of the concept renderings completed as part of a feasibility study for a prime site in Sydney's trendy Inner City (In association with YI Architecture Design Consulting Studio). This exciting new residential mixed-use development concept focused on the future of wellness, communal living, and providing exceptional space for local businesses/entrepreneurs, at a prime site in Sydney's rapidly evolving inner city.
For more details please request the Investor Prospectus by emailing email@example.com.
We are also open to discussing with investors interested in partnering to undertake forward thinking, 'green', boutique hospitality and mixed-use property development projects globally.
Aarunya Featured in Tempus Magazine UK
NRAA is responsible for Aarunya's 'Design - Construction - Own - Operate' model and is looking to expand to other properties globally.
City design collaboration - Yilong Oriental Landscape & Futuristic City International Design Competition
Nath was lead designer for a collaborative entry involving YIA Architecture Design Consultancy (Chengdu, China), Frederik Dolmans (Principal Architect at GroundUP, Beijing), and Michael Rogers (Urban Designer at Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, Hong Kong).
Project Architect at UNStudio, Shanghai
UNStudio is a multi-award winning Dutch-international firm specializing in full service architecture, urban development, and infrastructural projects.
Nath was involved with the Guocoland (Singapore) China 18 Steps Shiibati Development in Chongqing, China.
Senior Architect at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, New York City
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, we have completed more than 10,000 projects in over 50 countries. We are renowned for our iconic buildings and our commitment to design excellence, innovation, and sustainability.
Project Architect at Aukett Swanke, London
Nath was working on the Aukett Swanke technical design and construction packages for the 10 Trinity Square redevelopment. The project involved the heritage restoration, conversion, and contemporary addition to the historic Beaux-Arts Grade II* listed former Port of London Authority building in the City of London. The program includes a Four Seasons Hotel with associated specialty restaurants, retail, bars, event and conference facilities, health club, spa, private residences, and landscaping.
A collaboration with PWA Architects
Nath collaborated with PWA Architects on a creative office campus for a growing Sri Lankan based international conglomerate. The company is looking to relocate key offices from existing headquarters at World Trade Centre towers to an inspiring, forward thinking environment.
Site Architect at Balmond Studio, Colombo
2012 - 2015
Nath was involved on the Waterfront Integrated Resort (US$650million+, 422,000m2 international luxury mixed-use development under-construction) in Colombo, Sri Lanka as a Site Architect for Balmond Studio (Engineer & Lead Designer/Consultant). Balmond Studio is "a research based practice headquartered in London, involved in consulting, architecture, exhibitions, installations, product design, and art".
Nisala Villa, Kandy
Nisala Villa is a fusion of vernacular and contemporary, Sri Lankan and Western sensibilities. Located along the village high road in the countryside of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage city, the villa aims to respond to the rich architectural and cultural heritage, tropical mountain landscape and climate.
Australian Institute of Architects profile
Nath has been profiled on the Australian Institute of Architects International website and November E-News.
Colombo Municipal Council Offices - Competition first place
Competition First Place. Hosted by The Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. Construction commenced in April 2015. Project Team: Pulasthi Wijekoon (SLIA), Ruwani Guruge (SLIA), Nath Rankothge (RAIA, ARB NSW), Thusara Waidyasekara (SLIA).