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Dr Abu Sayeed M Ahmed

  • Dr.-Ing. (PhD) Institute of Building History, Faculty of Architecture, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 1997
  • Dipl.-Ing. (M. Arch), Institute of Building History, Faculty of Architecture, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 1991
  • PNDS, University of Dortmund, W. Germany 1988
  • B. Arch, 1983, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka
  • HSC, 1976, Comilla Victoria College, Comilla Board
  • SSC, 1974, Comilla Zilla School, Comilla Board
  • 2007-till date, Professor, Department of Architecture, UAP
  • 1998-2007, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, UAP
  • 1997-98, Senior Faculty, Department of Architecture, UAP
  • 1991-93 Teaching Assistant, Institute for Building History, Faculty of Architecture, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
  • Supervised four PhD thesis as external Supervisor at the University of Dresden- Germany, BUET- Dhaka and Jahangirnagar University- Savar.

Design Studio (Mostly 4th Year)

Architectural Conservation (Theory)

Architecture and Society of Bengal (Theory) 


  • 2018-till date, Dean, school of environmental Science and Design
  • 1997-2001, 2003-2017 and 2019-till date, Head, Department of Architecture, University of Asia Pacific
  • 2001-2003, Registrar, University of Asia Pacific
  • 2003- 2018, Proctor, University of Asia Pacific


1984-87 worked as an architect in ECBL, Dhaka, Involved in the Design of the following Projects:

  • Bangabandhu Students Hostel, Dhaka University
  • Nagar Bhavan, Head office of Dhaka Municipal Corporation at Fulbaria, Dhaka
  • Bangladesh air Force academy at Jessore
  • Guest House at Dhaka Club, Dhaka
  • Central mosque at Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka
  • Central Library at Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka
  • Gymnasium at BAF academy, Jessore
  • Hall of Honour at BAF Academy, Jessore
  • Office Building of ECBL at Bakshibazar, Dhaka

      1991-93, worked as an Architect in Architect Klein & Partner, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Fire brigade station at Pforzheim, Germany
  • Hanging train station at Dortmund, Germany
  • Residence at Durlach, Germany

Conservation Works:

  • National Consultant (Architecture) by UNESCO for capacity building and training for management of WHS in Bangladesh (2011-12)
  • Conservation and Adaptive reuse of Nimtali Deuri: first colonial building in Dhaka, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  • Restoration of Baro Sarder Bari, Sonargaon, National Folk Art Museum, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, funded by Yungoon Corporation Korea.
  • Restoration of a Mughal mosque at Keranigonj, funded by Nasrul Hamid Foundation
  • Restoration of Varendra Research Museum, Rajshahi University, funded by US Embassy Dhaka.
  • Documentation of Brick Temple at Wari Vateshwar, Norsingdi, an excavation Project of Jahangirnagar University.
  • Ongoing Restoration work of a Kachari Bari at Mithamoin, Kishorgonj, which will be converted to Museum of Independence.


  • President (2013-2016), Institute of Architects Bangladesh, (IAB)
  • Vice President (2009-2010), Institute of Architects Bangladesh, (IAB)
  • Chairman, Bangladesh Architectural Education & Accreditation Board, Institute of Architects Bangladesh, (IAB)
  • Secretary for Education and Research, Institute of Architects Bangladesh
  • Chairman, Education and Accreditation Standing Committee, (IAB) 
  • Jury board member of several National and International Design Competitions
  • EC member, German University Alumni Association, Dhaka 2013-14
  • Bangladesh Itihas Porishod, fellow Member




  • Elected President of ARCASIA (2021-22), an organization of 22 Asian Countries
  • Vice President of ARCASIA Zone A (2017-18)
  • Chairman, ARCASIA Council for Architectural Education (ACAE), 2010-12
  • Deputy Chairman, ARCASIA Council for Architectural Education (ACAE), 2008-2010
  • Member, Union of International architects (UIA) Region IV (Asia Oceania), Heritage Working committee
  • External Member of The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) for the Accreditation of Architectural Education, (Evaluated University of Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg for the accreditation of Architecture program).





University Grants Commission (UGC)

  • Member, Committee for preparing Guideline for standard Syllabus of B.Sc. in Textile Engineering and Bachelor of Architecture, (2017-18)

Ministry of Public Works and Housing, GOB

  • Member, Nagar Unnoyan Committee (2013-17), an apex body of RAJUK
  • Member, Editorial Board, Bangladesh National Building Code 2016
  • Member, National Heritage building Listing and guideline preparation Committee, (2008-10)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Mohanagar Imarat Nirman Bidhimala 2006
  • Member, Large Scale Project Approval committee, RAJUK (2006-2008)

Ministry of Cultural Affairs, GOB

  • Advisor to the Department of Archaeology, for the rectification project of the restored grandfather’s building of Honorable Prime Minister at Tungipara done by the Department of Archaeology GOB.
  • Member, Expert committee of Sonargaon-Panam city Restoration project.
  • Member, Project Implementation Committee, proposed National Opera House art Hatirjeel-Dhaka
  • Member, Editorial Board, Antiquity Act 2016


Ministry of Home Affairs, GOB

  • Member Technical and project implementation committee for the revitalization of Central jail area at old Dhaka.

World Bank

  • worked as counsellor (2014-16) to streamline the financial support to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for urban infrastructure development project

Asiatic Society of Bangladesh ASB

  • Member, Project Implementation Committee of ASB for “Celebration of 400 years of Capital City Dhaka”.

Liberation War Museum

  • Convener, Construction Committee for the construction of new museum building at Agargaon

Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA)

  • Convener, Heritage Cell

Architectural history and conservation


1. The Choto Sona Mosque-an Example of Early Islamic Architecture in Bengal, ifb-uni- Karlsruhe, Germany,1997
2. Mosque Architecture in Bangladesh, UNESCO, Dhaka, 2006
3. Editor, ARCASIA Heritage, Volume I & II, 2010, Dhaka
4. Co-editor, IAB Centre Design Award, Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 2008, Dhaka
5. Editor, The Sea Level Rise and Sustainable Costal Management, UAP, 2005, Dhaka


Articles, Papers and Proceedings:

1. The Choto Sona Mosque ; An epitome of early Islamic Architecture of Bengal, Architectura, Berlin, 1999
2. Dhaka Antiquities: 400 years old Capital city on Water, City and Water, Berlin, 2008
3. Contemporary Architectural Trends in Dhaka, proceedings of an international seminar held in Calcutta, 2008
4. Dealing with Threats and Challenges of Architectural Conservation in Bangladesh: ICCROM, Srilanka, 2015
5. Zafar Khan Gazi Mosque at Triveni; earliest surviving example of mosque architecture in Bengal, Earth, Dhaka, 1999
6. Time line Chart of Bangladesh, Arcasia history book, pp. 21-25, Singapore, 2006
7. Gaur: The ancient capital of Bengal: The Daily Star week end magazine cover story, 2003
8. An admixture of colonial Architecture in Bengal, Sonargaon: Golden past of Bengal, 2004 Dhaka.
9. Raj Architecture in Bengal : a two way traffic, IAPEX convention in Karachi,2009
10. Structural excellence in mosque Architecture of Bengal, proceedings of an International conference on Bengal Art and Heritage , 2006, Bogra
11. Mughal Architecture of Dhaka : celebrating the 400 years of Capital Dhaka, International Seminar byAsiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2009, Dhaka
12. Bengal’s Colonial Entanglement : a brilliant metaphor of European and Contextual amalgamation, Proceedings of Region IV (Asia and Oceania) UIA 2010 International Symposium on the Conservation of Architectural Heritage, Xian, China
13. Bungalow: Documentary film, Maritime heritage of Europe and India, published by the European commission, New Delhi 2009
14. Documentation: its role and importance in Conservation work. Archaeological Department of Bangladesh. 2009, Dhaka
15. Initial observation on findings in Wari Vateshwer: Archaeological Department of Bangladesh. 2009, Dhaka
16. Conservation plan of Nimtali Deuri: A multidisciplinary approach towards conservation, Workshop on Conservation by Asiatic Soceity of Bangladesh, 2009, Dhaka
17. Uncover Bagerhat founder’s untold legend: Khan Jahan Ali’s Mausoleum, Star Heritage-the Daily Star, December 6, 2004
18. Kusumba Mosqiue: the black gem of Bengal, Star Heritage-the Daily Star, March 8, 2004
19. Nine-Domed Mosque: the other Bagerhat attraction, Star Heritage-the Daily Star, February 7, 2005
20. A Blend of Details: Murapara Rajbari, Star Heritage-the Daily Star, April 16, 2005
21. A landmark shift in Architecture: Baliati palace in Manikganj: Star Heritage-the Daily Star, May 12, 2004