Department of Architecture

Message from Head

The Department of Architecture is founded on strong principles of multidisciplinary collaboration and respect for experimentation, rooted in social, cultural, and environmental values. We are trying to reflect in our innovative teaching, scholarly research, critical design inquiry, and synthetic practice. These principles will remain a strong reinforcement of our school, while supporting our incessant exploration of emerging theory and knowledge in design thinking, innovative materials and technologies, digital design and fabrication, and sustainability. Our undergraduate program covers fields of design and design theory, history of architecture and urbanism, building science and sustainability, structures and construction, social and cultural processes, environmental design in developing country like ours, digital design and virtual environments, urban design, and visual studies. We are interested in the entire life cycle of the building process, from conceptualization, through design and representation, craft and construction, and the performance of both constructed and virtual environments. We teach students to imagine, question, experiment, innovate, build, and reflect. Our curriculum is designed to foster independent thinking and to give students a balance of foundational knowledge and skills, with flexibility to follow their passions. We look forward to a busy and productive year of continued excellence. The Department of Architecture is closely linked with other departments, notably engineering. All of the Department's activities are accommodated on one site, including: design studio spaces, lecture and classrooms, workshop and IT facilities, research offices, staff offices and administration. The Department adopts a range of teaching methods and covers a wide range of topics from sustainable design to cultural studies.

Dr. G. M. Sadiqul Islam