Jay Ranaweera has lived and worked in many places across the U.S. and throughout the world, including South America and South Asia.
He enjoys planning and designing projects that will have a meaningful impact on people’s lives and livelihoods, including affordable housing, commercial buildings, and academic facilities.
Comfortable with both the latest technological tools and traditional crafts such as woodworking, Jay is adept in building information modeling and digital media as well as hand sketching. In addition to his work as an architect, he is active in community service, volunteering with Baltimore’s Neighborhood Design Center to empower communities and improve urban environments through design.
“Thinking about people who will use what we build is the key to success. Most, if not everything we do as architects should be for the purpose of helping people live better, more comfortable and fulfilling lives.”
- University of Washington, Master of Architecture, 2013
- Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, DIVERCity Exchange Program, 2011
- University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2008
- American Institute of Architects