Life, Aspiration, Work and Contribution | Interview of Professor Khaleda Ekram

Prof Khaleda Ekram, the first woman Vice chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) passed away last week. while we mourn her departure, we seek the opportunity to learn of her life and contribution more through this interview, taken some years ago.

Building with Bamboo: A Talk with Architect Vo Trong Nghia

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is one of the frontiersmen of unconventional ideas and materials in contemporary architecture. Having made his name with award-winning projects made out of bamboo, as part of a larger movement to re-define a locally appropriate architecture that is distinctly Asian, affordable, durable and environmentally friendly, Vo Trong has established the […]

Enhancement of Architecture Education: Conversation with Dr. Mahbubur Rahman on curriculum preparations and others

Dr. Mahbubur Rahman, a Commonwealth Scholar and McNamara Fellow who has taught architecture at various universities in 6 different countries since 1985, runs an educational consultancy in Canada. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences, and either authored or edited five books, including Dhaka: an Urban reader (The University Press Ltd, […]

Architecture Profession in Bangladesh: Conversation with Ar. Mamnoon M. Chowdhury

Ar. Mamnoon Murshed Chowdhury is currently serving as the Assistant General Secretary of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB). He had earlier served two terms in the IAB Executive Council as the Secretary Professional Affairs. Ar. Chowdhury is a Partner of the renowned and award winning architectural practice DWM4 Architects. Along the service period of […]

Architects in Development Sector | Interview with Professor Haroon Ur Rashid

Professor Haroon Ur Rashid, the veteran academic and architect has been consulting in development sector with focus on water and sanitation programs for more than three decades. He has worked for agencies like World Bank, UNDP, UNCHS and others of such type in different parts of the world. A passionate academic, Professor Rashid presented in […]

Architecture Education in Bangladesh: Dialogue with Dr Zakiul Islam

Dr. Zakiul Islam has been teaching at the Department of Architecture in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology for more than fifteen years. He started his career at Vastukalabid under the supervision of Late Architect Muzharul Islam. He is the recipient of the Berger Best Young Architect Award in 2005 and Landscape Architecture Research Award […]

A Meet up with Nadia Khalid Tithi, the Humanitarian Architect

At the moment Nadia Khalid Tithi is working with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies-Bangladesh as the Manager of ‘Response and Preparedness for Response’ stationed at Dhaka. Completing her Masters in Disaster and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University, Nadia, an architecture graduate from BUET joined Save the Children UK in their […]


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