A five member IAB delegation team visited the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University at his office on 15 February 2021 as part of the drive to save the DU TSC building. Ar. Mubasshar Hussain, President, IAB led the team while Ar. Khan Md. Mustapha Khalid, Vice President (National Affairs) and Ar. Farhana Sharmin Emu, General Secretary of IAB along with IAB Fellows Dr. Abu Sayed M. Ahmed and Ar. Ehsan Khan accompanied him.
The fruitful meeting had begun with elaborating the importance of the TSC complex as an architectural edifice as well as a historic premise. Elaborate alternate options were presented on screen by the team. Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, VC of Dhaka University gave his patience hearing and expressed his solidarity towards the alternatives proposed by IAB delegates.
While the IAB delegates reiterated on an open architectural design competition for such a challenging and prestigious intervention, the Vice Chancellor indicated that the project has been undertaken by the Ministry of Public Works & Housing and they have to be convinced to do so. However, he expressed his personal willingness to go for an open architectural design competition for the said extension of TSC.
The cordial meeting ended with handing over the Hardcopy of the Alternate Proposal and a book published by IAB by the President of IAB.