Channa Daswatte

Architect and writer

Channa Daswatte is one of Sri Lanka’s leading architects

Channa Daswatte lives and practices in Kotte, and is currently a partner of MICD Associates. He was a friend, confidant and the principal assistant to Sri Lanka’s most prolific and influential architect, Geoffrey Bawa.
Most have referred to Mr. Daswatte as the spiritual successor of Geoffrey Bawa, but, Mr. Daswatte says that Geoffrey Bawa is a hard act to follow and that he just happened to be lucky to be with him when he did.
Channa also writes frequently for international and local journals and magazines, and co-authored ‘Sri Lanka Style – Tropical Design and Architecture’ (2006) with Dominic Sansoni. Over the years, Channa has written widely on the architecture of Sri Lanka.