Director, Research and Design Program, Bengal Institute
Bengal Institute Team | Executive Board | Visiting & Regular Faculty
Saif Ul Haque is the principal of architectural practice Saif Ul Haque Sthapati, Dhaka, and is involved in practice, research and education. He is He was a partner in Diagram Architects, Dhaka from 1983 to 1996. His notable built works include BRAC Training Center in Faridpur, Banchte Shekha Center in Jessore, Camp house for French Archaeological Mission in Bogra and Govinda Gunalanker Hostel in Chittagong. His work has been exhibited at CAA Dhaka and Dhaka Art Center. His writings on architecture and city have been published in Bangladesh and abroad. His books include Pundranagar to Sherebanglanagar: Architecture in Bangladesh (1997) and Sherebanglanagar: Louis I. Kahn and the making of a Capital Complex (2002). He is an adjunct faculty at American International University of Bangladesh, past guest faculty at University of Wuhan, China and guest critic at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and University of Pennsylvania, USA. Currently he is the Director of the Research and Design Program of Bengal Institute. He is a founding member of the architectural research group Chetana and a co-founder of architectural exchange group Mongolbarer Shabha.
He is a recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2017-2019 Cycle for the Arcadia Education Project.
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.