The team of five architects volunteered to conduct damage assessments and to provide Sri Lanka’s National Planning Authority with a reconstruction master plan for Kirinda and surrounding areas, in the southeast corner of the island.
Between January and May of 2005, the team consulted with community leaders, larger assemblies of the community, and local officials to review the design work and conduct design charettes.
In addition to this, the team was asked to plan a new village nearby, called Anderagasyaya, and to coordinate with the United Nations and other NGO’s and development organizations who had pledged assistance in the reconstruction process.
In preparing the master plan, the team also designed prototype housing for the different religious and cultural groups in the area. This included one of ten model prototype homes for permanent shelter built to specifications for the Muslim community of Kirinda by Zonta II Club of Colombo. Eventually, over 200 homes were built from these plans with some modifications.