Chair of RIBA (Hong Kong Chapter)
Chartered Architect (RIBA)
LEED AP (BD+C)
Certified Carbon Auditor (UK Energy Institute)
Ruffina is a RIBA qualified architect and a qualified environmental expert. She possesses over 20yrs international experience in research & teaching and the practice.
Currently at Chu Hai College of Higher Education, As the programme director for Master of Architecture programmes Ruffina is responsible for designing and delivering design studio programme and courses on environmental sustainability. Ruffina has been a visiting professor at the summer school at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She is the Chair of Education RIBA HK Chapter, a Faculty at the HKGBC and Advisory Board member for Journal of Architectural Science Review. Her academic career is supported by her involvement as an environmental consultant in large scale development projects.
- Thilakaratne R. (2019). Designing liveable urban open spaces in high density cities. Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 297, Conference 1.
- -Thilakaratne R. (2019). Designing liveable urban open spaces in high density cities. Clean Planet, Happy People & Shared Prosperity. Emerging Concepts for Sustainable Built Environment. SBE19 Helsinki - Sustainable Built Environment Conference. 22-24 May 2019.
- -Thilakaratne, R., Chu, P. & Xiao, Y. (2017). Impacts from Building Geometries on Urban Wind Environments. Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action. World Sustainable Built Environment Conference, 5-7 June. Hong Kong.