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Lasath Siriwardena

M.Sc. B.Des Arch B.Eng Hons (Civil)

Research Associate
Institute for Computational Design
2021 - Current


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  1. Schwinn, T., Siriwardena, L., & Menges, A. (2023). Integrative Agent-Based Architectural Design Modelling for Segmented Timber Shells. In Advances in Architectural Geometry 2023 (pp. 177--192). De Gruyter.
  2. Elshani, D., Hernandez, D., Lombardi, A., Siriwardena, L., Schwinn, T., Fisher, A., Staab, S., Menges, A., & Wortmann, T. (2023). Building Information Validation and Reasoning Using Semantic Web Technologies.
  3. Schwinn, T., Groenewolt, A., Nguyen, L., Siriwardena, L., Alvarez, M., Reiner, A., Zorn, M. B., & Menges, A. (2023). ABxM.PlateStructures: Agent-based Architectural Design of Plate Structures. DaRUS.
  4. Nguyen, L., Schwinn, T., Groenewolt, A., Maierhofer, M., Zorn, M. B., Stieler, D., Siriwardena, L., Kannenberg, F., & Menges, A. (2022). ABxM.Core: The Core Libraries of the ABxM Framework. DaRUS.

Lasath Siriwardena is an Australian Computational Designer working as a Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. He is a member of the ‘EXC 2120: Cluster of Excellence IntCDC – Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture’, where his research focuses on Agent-Based Modelling of Segmented Shell Timber Structures.

Before joining ICD, Lasath worked as an Architectural Graduate at Fitzpatrick + partners in Sydney and as an Architectural Project Designer at Menges Scheffler Architects. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Sydney. Lasath additionally holds a Master of Science in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) from the University of Stuttgart.

Together with his colleagues Simon Lut and Tim Stark, he developed a master’s thesis;

“Joint Effort : Robot-team enabled carbon fibre joining strategies for lightweight wood construction“

The research demonstrated the benefits of co-designing a timber component, joint and multi-robotic system to establish a load-bearing, robot-specific and connection-driven building system. The thesis has been awarded the “IntCDC Master’s Thesis Grants 2020” and "Dr. Artur-Fischer-Stiftung Award for Technology, Processes and Methods in Construction" in 2021. 


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