Director, Research and Design Program, Bengal Institute
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Saif Ul Haque (b. 1958, Dhaka) is the Principal of Dhaka based architectural practice Saif Ul Haque Sthapati(SHS) and Director Research and Design Program at the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements also at Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied architecture at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and is involved in practice, research and education. His works include residential, institutional and industrial facilities at different locations in Bangladesh and have been published and exhibited in and outside Bangladesh. Some of the works have also received awards at home and abroad and his recent work Arcadia Education Project is the recipient of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019. He has been a visiting faculty and reviewer at various institutions. His research interests include environment, architecture and urbanism and has written on these topics. He has also been involved in organising a number of exhibitions on architecture.
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This session explored the fundamentals of human settlements, large scale designs and cities. The discussion also brought in topics of how funding organizations and local community get involved in a project like designing new villages from scratch.
On the occasion of the death anniversary of Muzharul Islam on 15th July, Bengal Institute presents a one-of-a-kind conversation between Saif Ul Haque and Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, commemorating the life and ideology of the pioneer of modern architecture.
Muzharul Islam, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Saif Ul Haque presented a second paper at the 1985 Aga Khan Seminar in Dhaka "Regionalism in Architecture." This text is another example of Muzharul Islam's clear thinking and writing on the role of the government, educational institutions and the professional body in the production of better architecture. Taken from the Proceedings of 1985 seminar.