Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU)

17th International Research Conference

FARU 2024

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

Present. Publish. Practice. Research

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 Publications

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit research papers that focus within the scope of FARU publications. 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).

Deadlines & important dates

Submission of Full Paper - Journal (Issue 01)

30th March, 2024
Extended 15th, April 2024

Notification of Reviewer Results

01st August, 2024

Print Ready Paper - Conference

01st September, 2024

Registration Deadline (Early Bird)

01st October, 2024

Registration Deadline

01st, November 2024

Presentations Deck / PPT Submission

10th November, 2024

Conference Date

6th-7th, December, 2024

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.

FARU 2024, 17th International Research Conference

The FARU Annual Conference will be held for the seventeenth year. This year FARU opens the platform to present virtual and in-person presentations on 6th-7th, December 2024 online and at the University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Sri Lanka. This year’s conference theme is “Empower Communities” to accelerate action on sustainability. There are less than ten years to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is an opportunity to explore global systems and human aspirations incorporating sustainable development goals. Explore means of increasing sustainability through current and future methods, technologies, and policies. Investigate methods to support communities to achieve sustainability goals while reaching business value outcomes. 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

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair and
Dean of the Faculty

Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake

Conference Co-chair and Director of FARU

Dr. Menaha Thayaparan,

Faculty of Architecture
Research Unit

Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: faru@uom.lk
Phone: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7400

Committee Member

Dr. Pournima Sridarran,
Department of
Facilities Management

Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama
Department of
Integrated Design

Dr. Chethika Abeynayake,
Department of
Town & Country Planning

Dr. Wajishani Gamage,
Department of


Mr. A.M.S. Attanayake,
Administrative & Technical Coordinator
Phone: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7136
Email: ruwana@uom.lk

Ms. Priyanwada Thalis