| Shajjad Hossain,  BRACU |

Department of Architecture, BRAC University arranged Certificate Giving Ceremony and Lecture Presentation by the Winner of Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary, 2014.

The Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary, 2014 for the Students of Architecture, BRAC University was awarded to Kazi Najeeb Hasan, fourth year student of Architecture from BRAC University. The travel grant, given out each year to a student from BRAC University’s Architecture Department, aims at a cross cultural learning through visits to other countries. This year, Najeeb travelled to Sri Lanka on a 9 day visit that included touring parts of the island as well as giving a presentation on Bangladesh’s architecture to the City School of Architecture at Colombo, and visiting the other major school of Architecture in Sri Lanka at the University of Morutawa. Najeeb also attended 2015’s Annual Conference of the Sri Lankan Institute of Architects. The highlights of his tour included the 17th century Dutch Fort at Galle, climbing to the top of Adam’s peak at 7359 ft and the architecture of Geoffrey Bawa in Colombo and at Bentotta and Lunuganga.

Department of Architecture, BRAC University arranged an event to award the certificate to Najeeb on 21 May, 2015 upon completion of his tour to Sri Lanka. To share Najeeb’s experience, a lecture presentation was also arranged as a continuation of `Learning through Travelling’ series by the winners of RATB award. Chairperson, Department of Architecture and Pro vice Chancellor Prof. Fuad H. Mallick, Ar. Rafiq Azam, Ar. Mustasim M. Khan and renowned artist Professior Hamiduzzaman Khan was present at the event along with faculties and students of the Department of Architecture, BRAC University.