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  • Department Achievements:


  • The Department of Architecture at Uap has been awarded the grade “Very Good” by the External Peer Review Team consisting of international and local education experts to evaluate the quality of degree awarding programs of any universities of Bangladesh. This event of assessment is facilitated and monitored by the University Grant Commission of Bangladesh under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program (HEQEP). It is also a matter of pride that all departments of UAP that are offering Bachelor degrees also been awarded the grade of “Very Good”.


  • In addition to the official approval of the Bachelor of Architecture program in1996 under the Private University Act 1992, the Department of Architecture also acquired accreditation from the Institute of Architects (IAB), the only professional body of architects in Bangladesh. Both the UGC and IAB have updated their criteria for accreditation in recent past, according to which the DoA of UAP has updated its academic and infrastructural capacities and renewed the IAB accreditation in April 2016. 


  • Above everything the bright future of our graduates are the department's best achievements. Alumni survey data conducted during preparation of Self Assessment report shows that most of our students did get a job within one or two months of passing the Bachelor of Architecture Degree, and many got job offer during their student life or during final year thesis presentation. Within three to four years, many had their own successful practices. The data also shows that some of our students are doing well not only as architects but also as teachers, administrators in various other roles. Furthermore, the alumni of DoA, UAP are working not only in Dhaka but also all over Bangladesh as well as in many foreign countries. Within Bangladesh, almost all big-name architectural firms have or had empolyed our graduates. In recent past an architectural firm solely comprised of our alumni has won a major national competition, which many in the realm of architecture in Bangladesh see as an indication of the birth of a new era demonstrating the rise of the private university graduates. 



  • Notable Achievements by the Students of Architecture





  • Notable Achievements by the Alumni


  • Architectural


  • "Open Architectural competition for Landmark Monument: Celebrating 100 Years of the University of Dhaka", 2020: Winner

UAP Alumni (Hosni Mobarak, Samin Rahman, Nishat Tasnim Oyshee) along with some current students as supporting participants (Tabassum Sultana, Mashqurur Sabri, MD Kaarim, Tahmidur Rahman Rafi) got the first prize in the national-wide open architectural design competition of 'Construction of Landmark Monument: Celebrating 100 Years of the University of Dhaka and Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh' Organized by the University of Dhaka in association with Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB). The winning projects will be constructed in the upcoming year.


  • “Open Architectural Design Competition for the design of Office Building for Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission” 2019: Winner

Organized by BERC and Supported by IAB, this competition was a nationwide open architectural competition for finding the best possible design solution for the aforementioned project. An architectural firm, with all its team members as UAP Alumni, won the competition and is now preparing to build the project in reality. The winning group members were Ar. Mohammad Mahbub Hossain, Ar. Sakib Hossain, Ar. Samin Rahman, Ar. Nishat Tasnim Oyshee, Ar. Syed Rahat Hasan and Ar. Mithun Ranjan Majumdar, all UAP alumni.


  • Open Architectural Design competition on Underground Substation for DPDC Competition: Special Mention 

UAP alumni Sadmin Sadiana and Raiyan Islam Shantanu were part of the design team with Maverick Eye Architects to win "Special Mention" in the open Architectural competition organized by Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd and IAB 


  • Open Architectural design competition on "Green Office Buiding of RAJUK": Third Prize

UAP Alumni Ahsanul Haque Rubel and Kawsary Perveen, as part of the joint consortium of K2AH+Architects and Vista Architectural Consultant, Won the Third Prize of the competition organized by IAB and RAJUK. The lead architect of Vista Architectural Consultant is Dewan Shamsul Arif, a recurrent guest faculty of UAP Architecture.  


  • Selected architectural project for the "Exhibition of IAB Architects Works" for the Commonwealth Architectural Association Symposium, 2013

'Shamsul Haque Residence' at Comilla, an architectural project by UAP alumnus Armina Parvin Ela as a member of the design team, was selected for the above-mentioned exhibition commemorating the contemporary practice of architecture in Bangladesh.



  • Academic and organizational


Mohammad Tauheed

    Founding Curator - Global Shapers Dhaka Hub at World Economic Forum

    Curator/Licensee at TEDxDhaka

    Senior Fellow at TED Fellows


Salma Begum

    VLIR-UOS Scholarship (2016-2017) for pursuing Masters of Human Settlements In KU Leuven, Belgium .

    Best Paper Award submitted in the International Journal of Civil Engineering - IASET 2018.

    Shortlisted in Building 4Humanity Design Competition in the 8TH ICBR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE, Lisbon, Portugal in 2019.

    Jury member of international Inspireli awards since 2019.

    Prime Minister Fellowship 2019 for pursuing PhD in Architecture, KU Leuven Belgium.

    Best paper award in the 3rd International Conference of Contemporary Affairs of Architecture and Urbanism in 2020

    Moderator of magazine Thinking Window


Sadia Afrin Swarna


    Best Postgraduate Student Award (Gold Medal) 2016 for Master of Philosophy in Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

    Best paper awards in the International Joint-Conference of SENVAR-INTA-AVAN and International Conference of Science, Engineering and Social Sciences, Malaysia

    "Beacon of Enlightenment Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship" 2018 (PhD in Architecture), University of Adelaide (Group Eight), Australia

Fahinaz Ferdous


    Emerging Professional Scholarship awarded by National Sign Research Foundation (NSRF) for her excellent and promising work as an Environmental Graphic Designer (Experiential Design & Wayfinding) in 2017

Intisar Ameen Tyne


    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship, 2020-21. Tyne received the fellowship for her current research that focuses on gender-based disparities in Bangladeshi mental hospitals. She uses a multimethod research approach of physical-design layout analysis and behavioral observations in her studies.

K.M. Abdullah Lizu


    Perween Rahman fellowship’ to conduct an action-based research on community lead design by ‘Asian Coalition for Housing Rights’ (ACHR) in 2015. Lizu joined the ‘Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction’ (UPPR), a development project by United Nations in Bangladesh, where he was conducting participatory workshops, mapping, analysis, design and supervising the construction of low-cost housings intended for people living in informal settlements of urban areas in different parts of Bangladesh. Eventually his efforts let him be suitable for the fellowship award along with 14 more from different developing countries.

  • Third place in the Architectural solution of the “Unity Complex” competition, Design team member along with fellow UAP alumnus ntisar Ameen Tyne

  • DAAD scholarship for MSc in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design

  • Invited academic involvement at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and Ain Shams Univeristy, Cairo, Egypt.






  • Notable Achievements by the Faculty Members


Best Publication Award by International Union of Architects (UIA), 2019

Professor Ar. Abu Sayeed M Ahmed’s Book “Mosque Architecture in Bangladesh” is awarded as “Best Publication” in the General Assembly of the International Union of Architects (UIA) held on 7-11 June 2019, at Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan.


Invited Juror at IAB Design Award 2018 

  • Ziaul Islam, was one of the invited jury members of the Open Architectural Design Competition for the design of “Multistoried office cum commercial building on "Underground Substation" Organized by Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) in association with Institute of Architects (IAB) in May 2018.

  • Md. Shoeb Bhuiya was one of the invited jurors of the Open Architectural Design Competition for the design of “Commercial (office) Green Building” for Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL)” organized by Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL) in association with Institute of Architects (IAB) in September 2018.


Invited Juror at IAB Design Award 2016


  • Professor Dr. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed 

  • Ziaul Islam


Architectural Competition Winning/Recognition


  • Ziaul Islam, Jimi Chakma, (in association with Ar. Rashed H. Chowdhury) Winner in the competition arranged by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Institute of Architects Bangladesh(IAB)

  • Chowdhury, Rumman Mashrur, was awarded 2nd winning entry  as a team member in the Open Architectural Design Competition for the design of “Commercial (office) Green Building” for Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL)” organized by Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL) in association with Institute of Architects (IAB) in September 2018.

  • Chowdhury, Rumman Mashrur , Awarded 2nd winning entry for national design competition as a team member in the NHA (National Housing Authority) organized by IAB & NHA ( 2018)

  • Chowdhury, Rumman Mashrur , Awarded Honourable mention as a team member in the national design competition for BERC head office (Bangladesh Energy regulatory commission) organized by IAB & BERC

  • Enam Rabbi Adnan, Design competition “Historic Preservation and Landscape Design of Old Dhaka Central jail & Redevelopment of Surrounding Area” (Organized by Ministry of Home affairs, GOB,  supported by IAB & BIP.) Team member of the Winning Entry.

  • Enam Rabbi Adnan, Team member in 2017 National First Commendation Award IEB Convention Centre (organized by IAB & IEB)

  • Srijon Barua, Runner up - " Housing from 8 to 80: An AD Ideas Project competition " AD ( architectural design, Wiley ) & Portsmouth School of Architecture England , January 2014

  • Srijon Barua, Top Finalist - "fentress global challenge2013: upcycled architecture", AIA & Fentress Architects , USA March 2014

  • Srijon Barua, Honorable Mention - " Fenn Young Designers Award 2013 " Fenn Designers , Thailand
    February 2014

  • Srijon Barua, Mention : Water and the City : Futurarc Design Award 2014, FuturArc Journal , April 2014

  • Srijon Barua, Walking Visionaries Awards : 'Planning and Design for Livable Public Spaces' The Walk 21 Vienna : Project ‘DeyalKotha’ – the wall attic ( with Avantgardes ) June 2015

  • Srijon Barua, Commendation : ASF AWARD 2015 “Learning South of North” Architectes Sans Frontières, France : Project ‘DeyalKotha’ – the wall attic ( with Avantgardes) May 2015

  • Muhtadin Iqbal, Member of KNMR Team For Architectural Design Competition - “The Daily Star Bhobon” – 1st Prize

  • Muhtadin Iqbal, Member of Design Team in Architectural Design Competition for “SA Games Torch and Gate” - 2ND prize.

  • Naushad E. Huq, Design competition of Dhaka Gate organized by Dhaka City Corporation, 2nd Prize


Other recognitions

  • Adnan, Enam Rabbi, Awarded Sharfuddin Scholarship from BUET for the Highest grades in 4th year Urban Design Studio at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2018

  • Fatemi, Nawrose: Winner of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship for Post Graduation (2016) for Ph. D. in Architecture

  • Nawroze Fatemi, BUET-GIZ Research Scholarship for M. Arch Thesis through the project ‘Promoting Green Architecture Concept in Bangladesh’, 2011.

  • Nawroze Fatemi, BUET CASR Grant for Master of Architecture, 2011

  • Nabanita Islam, ADB-JSP Scholarship 2009-10 for post graduate study in Environmental Management at National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Zareen H. Islam, BUET CASR Grant for Master of Architecture, 2008