AIUB is proud and extremely delighted to inform that, two of our graduates from Architecture Department have been awarded with two prizes in the prestigious KSRM AWARDS FOR FUTURE ARCHITECTS 2019 for Best Architecture Thesis. 
 
Golam Mahmudur Rahman has received Third Prize for his project titled " Congruity of a Commercial Urban Block- Elephant Road Shoe Market, Dhaka”.

Md. Fahim Hasan Rezve has received a Commendation award for his project titled " Revitalizing Jute Culture: A Museum for Golden Fiber, Adamjee”. 

Along with the students, their studio teachers Sharmina Haque, Dr. ATM Shahjahan and the Department too have been acknowledged with recognition for their excellent effort in this Award program.
A total of 28 projects from 10 IAB accredited architecture schools of the country were submitted. These projects had already gone through an internal screening at their respective schools and then only found their way to IAB to be included in the national level of evaluation. 

A panel of eminent jurors Ar. Mohammad Ali Naqi [Vice-chancellor of Stamford University Bangladesh], Dr. Fuad H Mallick [Professor and Dean, School of Design, BRAC University], Dr. Farida Nilufar [Professor of Architecture at BUET], Ar. Saif Ul Haque [Aga Khan award 2019 winner and Director Research and Design program, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscape and Settlement] and Ar. Mustafa Ameen [Principle and Proprietor of Domus Architects] evaluated these projects. 

All the entries were then publicly displayed in a three-day long Exhibition from December 25 to December 27, 2019 at IAB Center which was open for all. The exhibition was widely visited by students, architects and people from different walks of life. 

This award is organized by the Institute of Architects Bangladesh [IAB] and patronized by Kabir Steel Re-Rolling Mills [ KSRM] and the award giving ceremony was held on 8th January 2020 at Hotel Inter Continental Dhaka . Mr.S M Rezaul Karim MP, Honorable minister, Minister of Housing and Public Works and Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury MP, Honorable Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education of Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Shahriar Jahan, DMD, KSRM Steel Plant Ltd, Ar. Jalal Ahmed, President IAB were present on the occasion and awarded the crest , certificate and cheques to the winners. 
The concept was initiated by Ar. M. Arefeen Ibrahim, [Secretary Education, IAB and Head, Department of Architecture, AIUB], then developed & implemented by Students and Teachers Affairs Committee [STAC]- a subcommittee under education portfolio of IAB with sincere assistance from KSRM team.  This will be an annual award program for graduating Architecture students henceforth and play a vital role hopefully in bridging the existing gap between academia, industry and profession gradually.

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