Profile of md. rafiq azam
Md. Rafiq Azam, Principal Architect, SHATOTTO architecture for green living, soon after his graduation (B. Arch.) from the Department of Architecture, the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1989 started practice with the STHAPOTIK-architects, engineers & planners as a partner where he served until April 1995. Since May 1995 he has been operating his own firm. He taught and is teaching for last 12 years as visiting faculty in the Dept. of Architecture, The National University of Singapore, NED University, Pakistan, North South university, University of Asia Pacific, Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Brac University Dhaka and worked as a Research Associate, Conservation Study of Old Dhaka- its Historical Buildings and Areas, Dept. of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka between 1991 and 1994. Azam has accumulated a number of achievements in architecture and painting.
Awards in Architecture
2009: Winner “Cityscape Architecture Award”
2009: Highly Commended “Cityscape Architecture Award” for Meghna Residnce
2009: Highly Commended “Cityscape Architecture Award” for Extension of eye hospital proposal
2009: Short listed “World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award”. (Two projects)
2009: Short-listed “Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Award”
2009: Winner, 5th cycle, World Architecture Community Award.
2008: Winner, 2nd cycle (most thought provoking project), World Architecture Community Award.
2008: Citation, 3rd cycle, World Architecture Community Award.
2008: Selected as “One of the exceptionally Talented Architect under age of 50” by Urban Land, USA
2008: Winner, 1st cycle, World Architecture Community Award.
2008: Selected as one of the future National Heroes of Bangladesh by “New Age” Daily News Paper.
2007: AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2007, Best & biggest awards for young architects in the world.
2007: Short-listed for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) 2007.
2007: Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture 2007
2007: The 2007 Kenneth F. Brown, Asia Pacific Culture & Architecture Design Award. USA.
2007: The South Asian Architecture Commendation Award-2005.
2005: Selected one of the 25 power players of Bangladesh by “ICE TODAY” a leading magazine of Bangladesh
2005: The South Asian Architecture Commendation Award-2003.
2004: Cityscape Architectural Review Commendation Award.
2004: Short-listed for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) 2004.
2004: Nomination for “AKAA 2004” award for the project “Mahmood Residence” at Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2004: Attended the “Glenn Murcutt Master Class-2004” in Australia.
2000: “Young Architect’s Award-1999” in the South Asian Architecture Award.
1999: “The South Asian Architecture Commendation Award-1997”.
1996: “IAB Design Award 1996” awarded by the Institute of Architects Bangladesh
1992: Nominee for the “AAKA-1992” for the project Azam Residence in Lalbagh, Old Dhaka.
1991: Winner, Mimar International Design Competition- VII, London.
Awards in Painting
1981: Certificate of Diploma from the International Competition for Young Artists, USSR.
1978: Shaheed Smriti Award for the contribution in the field of Art in Bangladesh.
1978: Silver medal from Shankars International Children’s competition, India
1977: Bronze medal from Shankar’s International Children’s Competition, India.
1977: First prize in the National Children’s Television Award (NOTUN KURI), Bangladesh.
1976: Jawaharlal Nehru memorial gold medal from Shankars International Childrens Competition India.
Lectures in 2006-08
• Key note speaker “My Tropical Architecture” for Kuala Lumpur vision 2020
• RAIA, Sydney, Australia
• Reggio Calabria University, Italy.
• The National University of Singapore
• Key note speaker, young architect’s festival, India.
• Key note speaker, Annual Conference of IAP, Karachi, Pakistan
• National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore, Pakistan
• The University of Hawaii, Manoa, U.S.A .
• The Catholic University of America, W.D.C., U.S.A
• Key note speaker, Datum: KL 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• The University of Malaysia
• SAARCH Conference, Dhaka.
• Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka
• Jadavpur University Kolkata
Publications and Media Coverage
Projects published in Architectural Review (AR) & AD magazine from London, Toronto Star from Canada, Ananda Bazaar from Kolkata, D+A Singapore, Indian Architect and Builder, Architecture Asia magazine Malaysia, Design for Housing Magazine from Italy, Urban land, USA, Architecture plus, UAE, ADA and Regional planning magazine from Pakistan and other national and international magazines, including journals & interviews covered by New Strait Times and The Star from Malaysia, Karachi Times, Pakistan, Daily star Bangladesh, N-tv, ATN bangla, Channel-1, Financial Times London etc. and dedicated a whole Issue of “NIRMAN” an architectural magazine published from Kolkata in 2008.
2009: Two Men Show at Gallery Hittite, Yorkvill art district Toronto, Canada
2008: “Nature is” a solo exhibition at Bengal Gallery, Dhaka.
2008: Architectural Excellence in Bangladesh, RAIA exhibition in Sydney, Australia.
2007: AR Emerging Architecture Exhibition at the RIBA, London, Korea and Germany
2005: UIA2005, Architectural exhibition in Istanbul
2005: Kenneth Brown World wide Travel Exhibition.
1999: Solo Exhibition “ArTchitecture” in Drik Gallery, Dhaka.
1998: Solo Exhibition “ArTchitecture” in New York, U.S.A.
1995: Solo Painting Exhibition, Nepal.
1995: 8th ARCASIA Forum Architectural Exhibition, Singapore.
1994: Tenth National Young Artists Exhibition, Dhaka.
1993: 6th Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh.
1986: 3rd Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh.
1985: 7th National Exhibition Bangladesh.
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