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CEO Magazine of Sri Lanka Feature Article - "First Rays of the Sun"

April 2021

Nath was featured in the CEO Magazine of Sri Lanka April 2021 Edition.

NRA has been profiled in the Daily Financial Times of Sri Lanka

January 2021

DailyFT Sri Lanka - "Nath Rankothge and Associates ushers in a new era of architectural design to Sri Lanka."

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!

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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.

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The Sky Suites at Aarunya Resort are completed!

Dec 2019

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."

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Aarunya is the Luxury Mountain Hotel Global Winner in the 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards!

October 2019

Aarunya has been announced as the Luxury Mountain Hotel Global Winner in the 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards! 🏆

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Residential Mixed-Use - Inner-city Sydney, Australia

March 2019

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

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. 

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Bassac River Proposal

February 2019

We're pleased to announce that this Triple Tower Proposal has been selected by the client to progress, and is currently awaiting Planning approvals. 

In association with YI Architecture Design Consulting Studio.

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Aarunya Featured in Tempus Magazine UK

February 2019

Aarunya was on the cover of and 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. 

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Aarunya receives an awesome review

July 18 2018

American Instagram/blogger couple @travelingfortwo give Aarunya an awesome review!

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Aarunya featured on DailyFT (Daily Financial Times) of Sri Lanka.

July 11 2018

Aarunya featured on DailyFT (Daily Financial Times) of Sri Lanka.

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Aarunya Nature Resort completed

June 2018

Aarunya Nature Resort is complete and ready to welcome guests! Come say hi 😎

NRAA is responsible for Aarunya's 'Design - Construction - Own - Operate' model and is looking to expand to other properties globally.

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Bassac River Twin Towers Proposal

April 2018

Twin Peaks is one of three residential mixed use proposals we made for a site in Phnom Penh on the Bassac River.

In association with YI Architecture Design Consulting Studio.


V-Tower facade concept development. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

December 2017

Sketch by Nath Rankothge.

In association with YI Architecture Design Consulting Studio.


A residential mixed-use project in Urumqi, China

December 2017

Concept sketch by Nath. 

In association with YI Architecture Design Consulting Studio.


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.

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Habitus Magazine Australia features Nisala Villa

21 September 2015

"Communal Living with a Sense of Style and Living - Nisala Villa is a new villa from Nath Rankothge & Associates that stands as a fusion of the traditional and contemporary, and Sri Lankan and Western sensibilities."

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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.

PWA Architects

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.

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Construction commences on the Colombo Municipal Council Offices!

April 2015

Competition First Place, hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.

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Nisala Villa published on ArchDaily

March 2015

Nisala Villa was published on Archdaily. ArchDaily reaches more than 7 million readers every month.

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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".

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Nisala Villa, Kandy

Completed (2014)

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

November 2013

Nath has been profiled on the Australian Institute of Architects International website and November E-News.

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Colombo Municipal Council Offices - Competition first place

October 2013

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).

City Premier feature article

September 2012

September 2012 - G. Chang (Echo), "Story of an Architect in Sydney".

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