Bangladeshi Architect Saif Ul Haque (H-040) won the Prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture for his outstanding project titled “Arcadia Education Project”. Out of 382 projects, 20 projects were initially shortlisted by the nine-member jury for the prestigious triennial award from which 6 projects have been announced finally as winners from different parts of the globe. Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor, Keraniganj designed by architect Saif Ul Haque has won this prestigious award.
Architect Saif Ul Haque is the Principal of the architectural practice Saif Ul Haque Sthapati and the Director of Research & Design Program, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscape and Settlements. Besides being an eminent practitioner, he is the author and co-author of a number of publications on architecture of Bangladesh. He is one of the founders of architectural research group Chetana. He has been a visiting faculty in many reputed architectural schools around the world. His projects have been featured in many national and international books and journals. Saif Ul Haque graduated from the Architecture Dept. of BUET in 1983.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture is considered as one of the most prestigious awards in the world which was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully addressed the needs and aspirations of the communities. This is the 14th cycle of the award since its inception that rewards not only the Architects, but also the Clients, Builders, Master-Artisans and Engineers who have played important roles for the project.
This great achievement of Ar. Saif Ul Haque and his team has made the Bangladeshi Architect Community proud. IAB celebrated this achievement on Saturday, 25 January 2020 at 6:30pm at IAB Center with the participation of IAB Members.