Geoffrey Bawa

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Birthday
23, 1919
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Death Date
May 27, 2003 (83)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1919
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Death Date
May 27, 2003 (83)

About

The most famous of Sri Lankan architects and one of Asia's most revered architects; pioneered tropical modernism and constructed houses, hotels, schools, clubs, offices, and government buildings throughout his career.

Before Fame

He attended Royal College, Colombo, then St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he was an English and Law student. He then read law in London at Middle Temple before becoming a Barrister in 1944.

Trivia

He designed the Sri Lankan Parliament Building; his work could also be found in India, Indonesia, Mauritius, Japan, Pakistan, Fiji, Egypt, and Singapore.

Family Life

He was born to upscale lawyer B.W. Bawa and was descended from Muslim and English heritage. His older brother, Bevis Bawa, also became a prominent landscaper.

Associated With

He hailed from the same country as singer M.I.A.