Eminent Architect Md. Rafiq Azam, Principal of the internationally acclaimed design practice SHATOTTO- Architecture for Green Living, has generously awarded Travel Bursary-2016 to Ummehani Binte Ahmed , a student of the Dept. of Architecture of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) for the first time. The bursary, now an award given to the students of many schools across the world including India, Pakistan, Canada, Australia aspires to enhance students’ active learning process of new culture, context, heritage, climate and materials through traveling across Bangladesh and also overseas. The purpose is to inspire and motivate students for a deeper understanding of belongingness.

Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary
Ummehani Binte Ahmed receiving the award | Photo courtesy : Dept of Architecture, AUST

 

’RATB SHATOTTO’ and ‘Seminar and Workshop Organizing Committee, Department of Architecture, AUST’ arranged the competition program among the students on 12th December, 2016 at AUST seminar hall, AUST premise. The program started with the presentation of the participants- Shoshi Karmakar, Tabinda Rahman Chowdhury, Anuva Tabassum and Tanjila Tasnim Srijony on the topics titled  ‘Parampara’, ‘My slice of the sun’, ‘Opekkhar Shopnobunon’, ‘Where I am is who I am’ and ‘Loudness of silence’ respectively. Associate Professor Ar. A.B.M. Mahbubul Malik, AUST, Ar. Nur E Zannat Jui from RATB SHATOTTO and Dr. Saymon Zakaria, Assistant Director of Bangla Academy were Present at jurors.After the presentation, Ar. Rafiq Azam shared the history, intention and footprint of RATB. “In the year 2008 RATB was mainly formed to have a platform for sharing knowledge across the globe” said Ar. Rafiq Azam.

Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary
Photo courtesy : Dept of Architecture, AUST

 

Ar. A.B.M. Mahbubul Malik delivered the concluding remarks with vote of thanks to the organizers, grooming team, the audience and announced the winner of RATB 2016.Umme Hani Binte Ahmed, a fifth year student was awarded the Travel Bursary, 2016 and she will get the chance to visit Sri Lanka for 7 days and meet the leading architects in person. The bursary was awarded to her in the form of travel costs and subsistence allowance.

Associate Prof. Dr. Shehzad Zahir and Asst. Prof. Ar. Sujaul Islam Khan moderated the program. Head of the Department of Architecture (in-charge) Professor Jasmin Ara Begum were present at the program along with faculty members and students of the Department of Architecture, AUST.

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