In a career spanning over 30 years, Dr. Raj Barr-Kumarakulasinghe has served as Managing Principal and Principal in Charge of Design for projects worldwide. Award-winning designs for embassies, medial facilities, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and custom homes have all been rendered in an environmentally-sensitive, aesthetically pleasing idiom that is responsive to budget, function and context.
An expert in sustainable design and green architecture, Dr. Barr-Kumarakulasinghe has worked on numerous projects including the Washington National Cathedral, Georgetown and George Washington University campuses, the World Bank, Altos Escondidos Eco-Development in Panama, Eco Maya Condominiums in Mexico, the Cortlandt Medical Building in New York, the Embassy of Sri Lanka, and the Embassy of Trinidad in Washington, DC.
A former National president of the American Institute of Architects, he brings considerable leadership skills and knowledge of current and future directions in architecture. The author of a definitive publication on sustainable design, he is at the cutting edge of ecologically sound design practices. Dr. Barr-Kumarakulasinghe has taught for over two decades as a Professor of Architecture and Planning, and continues to lecture widely at international professional symposia. He is the recipient of more than a dozen honors and awards over a span of twenty years.
In addition to his private practice and his extensive volunteer efforts which includes work with FEMA/NIC and with the Luther Place Shelter for Battered Women & Children, Dr. Raj Barr- Kumarakulasinghe also works as the Director of Environmental Design Technology at the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.