Department of Architecture, AIUB has successfully completed the Thesis Jury of final year students from Fall 2018-19 on January 15-16, 2019. In this event, a total of twenty-one students presented their final design studio projects, which covered a wide range of topics on contemporary urban, architectural and environmental issues. The students worked very hard on their individual projects throughout the semester, under the guidance of Studio mentors Ar. Ashik Ikbal and Ar. Nazifa Zabeen, along with great encouragements and co-operation from the Head – Ar. Arefeen Ibrahim and their Thesis supervisors. Finally, during the jury sessions, they presented their design ideas in front of a large audience consisting of eminent architects, academicians, and students from various Architecture schools.

The Jury Panel was graced by Department Head, M.  Arefeen Ibrahim and all the Faculty members of the Department, along with a good number of honourable external jurors including Prof. Meer Mobashsher Ali (Chairman – Department of Architecture, South East University) Prof. Mohammad Ali Naqi (Architect, Vice Chancellor – Stamford University Bangladesh) Prof. Ziaul Islam (Head – Department of Architecture, University of Asia Pacific) Ar. Naushad Ehsanul Huq (Faculty – U.A.P) Ar. Sarah Bashneen (Program & Design Coordinator – Stamford University) Ar. Nasima Islam, Ar. Rashed Khan, Ar. Zubaida Gulshan Ara, Ar. Latifa Sultana (Faculty – S.E.U) and many more. Their valuable comments on the design projects helped the students to understand the potentials and shortcomings of their projects from different perspectives.

Some of the projects were highly commended by the jurors based on their merit and innovative ideas. Enthusiastic participation of Architecture Students from AIUB and other Architecture Schools transformed the Department into a very festive and lively venue. Successful public events like these are essential to ensure wider exposure and better job opportunities for the graduating students. This also helps to establish a resourceful bonding between profession and academia.

Department of Architecture is thankful to the external jurors, practicing architects, participants, students and the University Administration for their support and would like to take this opportunity to wish a very bright, prosperous future to the fresh architects from AIUB.