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Curtin University
Staff Profile

Dr Chamila Subasinghe Arachchilage Don

Dr Chamila Subasinghe Arachchilage Don Dr Chamila Subasinghe Arachchilage Don
Position Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Built Environment
Department Dept of Architecture and Interior Architecture
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 201.633
Phone +61 8 9266 7251
Fax +61 8 9266 2711

Brief Summary

- Ph.D. (Architecture) Texas A&M University, Tau Sigma Delta Hons, 2011

- M.S. (Architecture) 2007

- M.Sc. (Architecture) 2000

- B.Sc. (Built Environment) Hons, 1997


A decade ago, Chamila aka Cham embarked on a cross-continental voyage from Asia to North America via Europe and currently stationed in Oceania as a principal Fulbright scholar, primarily seeking praxis of sustainable urbanism for local-resiliency building. His recent abode of inquiry, Perth has been growing on him as a placeable campground amenable for this quest. Chamila’s interest in fusing naturalistic inquiry and syntactical analysis to reveal potentials of tacit knowledge as a generator bias for diverse spatial practices varies from disaster resiliency of self-built settlements in urban peripheries to choreographed movements in health and wellness facilities. His current work involves an extended thesis on post-disaster rebuilding: recovery, resiliency, and sustainability as an integral part of teaching and learning-scholarship at Curtin.

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Employment History

Iowa State University 2011-2014

Texas A&M University 2006-2011

University of the Arts London-University of Moratuwa 2003-2006

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Research Interests

Sustainable post-disaster recovery of spontaneous settlements along the US-Mexico border

Carbon-neutral design via materials with least embodied energy: the sustainable home project

Spatial-syntactic systems of healing environments in health and wellness facilities with special reference to small scale health clinics

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Specialty Areas

Post-disaster rebuilding

Sustainable Urbanism

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