| Ar. Salma Begum, AUST|

Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) organized a two day long Thesis Jury of Final year students of Fall semester 2014 at AUST Campus at Tejgaon from June 6 to June 7, 2015.

A total of thirty four students presented their projects in two consecutive jury days. Presentation included a range of diversified projects of different scales and functions such as Museum, Hospital, Television Center, Airport, Resort, Terminal & Land port, Memorial, University and Park etc. Every project was explained from its inception to visualization in reference to background study, program analysis and architectural form generation process. Prof. Dr. M.A. Muktadir, Head and Dean, Faculty of Architecture presided over the jury sessions.

The first day of the Jury session started with a praiseworthy project titled ‘International Youth Center, Chittagong’. Architect Mubashshar Hussein (Former President of IAB), Architect Mustasim Mahmood Khan (Design Vision Ltd.), Architect N.R.Khan (Partner Architect of Tanya Karim N.R.Khan  Associates and Visiting Faculty of North South University), Architect Iqbal Habib (Managing Director, VITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd.), Architect M. Arefeen Ibrahim (Head, Dept. of Architecture, AIUB) were present as external jurors along with the other faculty members of AUST. The first day ended successfully with the project titled Eco-tourism Complex, Sundarban.

The second day resumed on 9th June at 9.30 a.m. This day  was enlivened with many renowned luminaries of the architecture field including Architect Rafiq Azam (Owner of Shatotto), Prof. Md. Ali Naqi (Chairman, Dept. of Architecture, Stamford University), Dr. Zakiul Islam (Associate Professor, BUET), , Architect Falguni Mallick  (Associate Professor and Advisor, Dept. of Architecture, Primeasia University), Architect Ashik Vaskor ( Assistant Professor, AIUB), Architect Md Shahjahan (faculty, AIUB)  were present at the jury among others and enlightened the students with their observations and constructive comments .The highlights of the day was the ‘Wildlife Conservation Center & Mangrove Interpretation Center, Sundarban’, KhudraNrigosthi Cultural Center at Mymensingh’ and the ‘Akhaura Landport, Comilla’ projects  that were highly  appreciated and applauded by the jurors.