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Dinithi Iddawela

WHO

Dinithi Iddawela

POSITION

Architect and Founder of the Clean River Project in Sri Lanka

AREA

Architecture and Design

Dinithi Iddawela is a practicing licensed architect in Sri Lanka.

She received her Bachelor’s of Architecture from Auburn University (USA) in 2009 and her architectural license from the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects in 2014. She has been practicing ever since. She is the co-founder of an architecture and urbanism firm, DICE group, that is anchored primarily in Sri Lanka. It is a practice that pursues architecture that softens its footprint; that connects people back to ecology; that does not repeat itself, but rather strives to frame rare spatial poetry.

Dinithi is also the founder of the Clean River Project in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Inspired by the civic work of Hayao Miyazaki, it is a grassroots effort focused on societal waste reduction and ecological restoration, anchored around the river banks of the Mahaweli River.