Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama
(Director - FARU)
Faculty of Architecture
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka
Email: faru@uom.lk
Phone: +94 77 9490745

Deadlines and important dates

Submission of Full Paper
8th June, 2022 Extended to 22nd June, 2022

Notification of Reviewer Results
1st Sep, 2022

Submission of Print Ready Paper
1st Oct, 2022

Registration deadline - Early bird
15th Oct, 2022

FARU Awards- Final Submission date
15th Oct, 2022

Registration deadline
1st Nov, 2022

Conference Dates
2nd & 3rd th Dec, 2022


Welcome to the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, an interdisciplinary conference and publication platform.

FARU is the Research Unit of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and it is built on the four academic Departments of the Faculty; Dept. of Architecture, Dept. Building Economics, Dept. Town and Country Planning and Dept. Integrated Design. Thus, FARU provides a space to discuss and exchange viewpoints among researchers, professionals, academics and industry experts within allied fields of study.

FARU 2022, 15th International Research Conference
The FARU Annual Conference will be held for the fifteenth year. This year FARU opens the platform to present virtual and in-person presentations on 02-03 December 2022 online and at the University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Sri Lanka.

This year’s conference theme is ‘‘Independence and interdependence of sustainable spaces’’. It speaks of creating and conserving sustainable spaces that work independently, and the need to look at its interdependency beyond mere fragmented green solutions. It looks to a more holistic, comprehensive response which embraces concepts such as restoration, regeneration and co-evolution of ecosystems. It pledges for a continual improvement towards a whole and healthy integration of human activities with natural systems that engages all the key stakeholders and processes of the place – humans, other biotic systems, earth systems, and the consciousness that connects and energizes them.

Possible topics in the thematic selection includes (and not limited to) :

- Green products, buildings and cities
- Technology for simulating built form
- Making places for people
- Methods, tools and practices in delivering sustainable solutions
- Integrated systems, policy and governance
- Sustainable construction management

Call for Papers
There are two types of FARU Publications; The FARU Conference Proceedings (ISSN 2815-0384, eISSN 2806-0392) and the FARU Journal (ISSN 2012-6301, eISSN 2806-5182 ). The author guidelines for both are the same and they follow a double-blind peer-review process by three experts considering the originality, clarity, completeness, relevance, and significance to the field of study. At the review process, the papers will be selected based on reviewers’ comments and the editorial board’s approval.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit research papers that focus within the scope of FARU publications. FARU encourages to cite work from FARU publications to recognise and outreach beyond local boundaries.

You may click the 'call for papers’ tab for more information.

Organizing Committee:
  • Conference Chair: Dr. D.P. Chnadrasekara
  • Conference Co-chair: Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama
  • Members: Dr. Pournima Sridarran, Dr. Menaha Thayaparan, Dr. Chethika Abeynayake, Dr. Wajishani Gamage
  • Secretariat: Mr. AMS Attanayake, Ms. Priyanwada Thalis, Mr. R A J Kithsiri