Welcome to
Beaconhouse National University

Faculty and Staff

  • Consultant RHSA
    Professor Dr. Syed Gulzar Haider

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    • More than 50 years of experience
    • PhD, Optimization Of Structures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
    • M.Sc, B.Arch., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-02854
    • Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
    • Canada Design Consultant
    • Critic & Former Director, Carleton School of Architecture, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

    Awards/Publications

    • Lifetime Achievement Award by ADA (Architecture, Design & Art)
      Date: Friday, April 16, 2019
      Time: 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
      Venue: Nairang Gallery, Lahore.
    • Roundtable Consultation on the Future of Heritage Conservation, Karachi
      Date: Friday, Oct 19, 2019
      Time: 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
      Venue: Agah Khan Trust for culture (AKTC)
      Presentation Title: Haritage and Harmony Speaker: Dr Gulzar
      Thesis Work: Usman Zubairi
    • Webinar from IRCICA, Turkey
      Date: Thursday, June 16, 2020
      Time: 01:00pm to 03:00 pm
      Venue: IRCICA, Turkey.
      Presentation Title: Urban History of the Islamic World and Prospects for the Post Pandemic Era
      Speaker: Dr Gulzar
    • M.arch Thesis and Academic Network Housing - RHSA task force
      Date: 2019-2020
      Support and Guidance of Dr. Gulzar
      Master Thesis done by Hassan Wajid specially for Green Future Organization and Naya Pakistan Housing Project in the domain of Energy Optimization and Roof Farming, under the supervision of Dr. Gulzar and consultation of our committee MEMBERS, Hina Irfan, Zeeshan Server, Zain Adil, Hassan Wajid
    • Webinar from the PM-Imran Khan, Task Force on Naya Pakistan Housing Project by Dr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Pakistan
      Date: July, 2020
      Time: 01:00pm to 02:00 pm
      Venue: RHSA (ONLINE), Lahore.
      Members: Dr Gulzar, Hina Irfan, Zeeshan Server, Zain Adil, Hassan Wajid

     

Permanent Faculty

  • Head of Department RHSA/Associate Professor
    Muhammad Omar Farooq | Architect

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    • 23 years of experience
    • Masters in Architecture, University of Illinois, US
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-03039

    Awards/Publications

    • PUBLICATIONS:
      1. Wrote English Fiction (Men of Folds). Dated: May 2014 (ISBN-13: 978-1495942341; ISBN-10:1495942341). Published by Create Space: Amazon
      2.. Author of Article, "Keeping the Tragedy Alive.", Daily Times, Dated: January 2014
      3. PhD Program-2021 (University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore): Pre-Proposal Research
      4. Work (In-Progress): Dimensions of Space in Spiritual and the Sacred: An investigation of relationship between form and meaning within Physical, Imagined and Imaginal aspect of Space in Sufism and Mysticism.
      5. Report related to "Integrated Site Management Plan for Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh, Multan" (PTEG & World Bank Project)
    • AWARDS & HONORS
      1. PCATP, UPU, KPK Design Competition-2017: Second Position (Category: Restoration of Old Tehsil Building, Abbotabad). The design competition was submitted as part of Unicon Consulting Services, Lahore design team
      2. Donald E. Ferry Award for outstanding graduate thesis design project (M. Arch).2002, USA
      3. AIA award for professional practice competition (M.Arch: 2000-2002)
      4. Member of Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society (Established 1918), USA
    • WORKSHOPS
      Moderated three day discussions on "National Heritage and Tourism Workshop 2020"-Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings/Sites, organized by Walled City Lahore Authority

    Mr. Omar has a Masters in Architecture from University of Illinois, US. Mr. Omar has a private architectural firm and has served as a member of the faculty at the Institute of Culture and Arts. He has been involved as a Project Architect for multiple national and international architecture projects in healthcare, education, aviation and hospitality having clients which included USAID, Hayat Regency International, Royal Air Force of Oman and Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Lahore to name a few among other.

    Email: omar.farooq@bnu.edu.pk

Professors

  • Ejaz Ahmad Mehboob Malik | Architect, Interior Designer, Furniture Designer, Painter

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    • More than 30 years of experience
    • Masters in Interior Design, ENASD, Paris
    • BS Microbiology, Karachi University
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-02607

    Awards/Publications

    • 2012 Chairman Department of Architecture and Design COMSATS Lahore.
    • 2010 Professor of Architecture COMSATS Institute of Information. Technology Lahore.
    • 2007/2008 established department of ART & DESIGN of Interiors. One year post-graduate diploma. at Beaconhouse national University Lahore.
    • 2006/2007 Teaching as associate professor at BNU. Lahore.
    • 2003 Established faculty of Arts & Design. Gift University,
    • 2003 Worked as Dean Faculty of art & design. Gift University Designed courses for BFA (honors) four departments; Gujranwala.
      1-Painting & drawing.
      2-Textile.
      3-Graphic / visual communication.
      4-Interior Design (one year diploma).

     

  • Sajjad Kausar | Architect, Interior Designer, Conservationist

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    • More than 40 years of experience
    • M.Sc Architectural Studies, University of Moratuwa, SriLanka.
    • B.Arch. National College of Arts, Lahore
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-00310

    Awards/Publications

    • November 2019
      “Kartarpur the lost essence.” Workshop on National Heritage &Tourism. Walled City Authority Lahore.
    • February 2018
      "The Tale of Lost Identity"S Food Street , Fort Road, Lahore. IAPEX conference Karachi.
    • April 2017
      " Rohtas Rediscovered" IAPEX conference Lahore.
    • November 2015
      “Adaptive re-use of Historical Buildings” Lahore College of Women, Lahore.
    • October 2015
      “Tile Mosaic Work of Mosque Wazir Khan, Lahore. Amateur Gardeners Club, Lahore.
    • September 2015
      “Communication and Studio Instructions” BAE – IAP Workshop, Lahore.
    • August 2014
      Shalamar Garden, Lahore. A Paradise Lost – Some Recent Conservation Attempts IAP International Forum on Conservation and Heritage, Karachi
    • April 2014
      “Heritage Conservation, Methodology of Recording” IAP Peshawar Chapter and CECOS University, Peshawar.
    • January 2014
      “Issues of Reuse in a Historical Property” NASA Convention Hydrabad, Daccan, India

     

Associate Professors

  • Raza Zahid

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    • Around 20 years of experience
    • RIBA Part III Architecture, AA School of Architecture
    • Bachelor of Design, National College of Arts, Lahore.
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-02274

    Awards/Publications

    National Awards:

    • ADA Award- Industrial Design 20182019

    International Awards:

    • A' Design Award (Silver Award in Furniture Design) 2017-2018
    • A' Design Award (Silver Award in Lighting Design) 2017-2018
    • A' Design Award (Iron Award in Lighting Design) 2017-2018

     

  • Omar Hassan

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    • 17 Years Experience
    • M. Architecture 1, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    • B.A. Political Science and Journalism, Punjab University, Lahore
    • Bachelor of Design, National College of Arts, Lahore
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number:A-03552

    Achievements

    • Degree Project Show June 1999
      Department of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
    • Department of Architecture Show Feb 1999
      Woods Gerry Building, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
    • Group Show, “6 Graphic Graduates” May 1996
      The American Center, Lahore, Pakistan
    • Annual Thesis Exhibit March 1996
      National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
    • Group Show, “Family Trees” Jan 1995
      The American Center, Lahore, Pakistan.

     

Assistant Professors

  • Mr. Zain Adil

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    • 12 years of experience
    • M.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A08685(T)

    Publications/Session Chair/Conference Proceeding Papers (Peer Reviewed)

    • Session Chair at the Conference "CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART MEDIA"
      Session: Design & History
      Session: City Visions
      with Dr. Graham Carins, Director, International Research Organization & Academic Journal Architecture_MPS, Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
    • The City on Display (To be Published Jan. 2021)
      with Ameera Zahid (Beaconhouse National University). 2020 Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART MEDIA, Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
    • Lahore in a Form of a Chronological Map (To be Published Jan. 2021)
      with Muhammad Shalizar Haider (Beaconhouse National University). 2020 Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART MEDIA, Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
    • The Metamorphosis of the City Walls (To be Published Jan. 2021)
      with Halimah Hamid (Beaconhouse National University). 2020 Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART MEDIA, Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
    • The Dialogue (To be Published Jan. 2021)
      with Muhammad Shanzar Haider (Beaconhouse National University). 2020 Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART MEDIA, Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
    • Film as an Educational Tool to Understand the Essentials of Architecture
      Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, Mediated City 4: Moving Images Static Spaces Altinba University (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University), Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Architecture as Silent Static Supporting Actor in Films
      Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, Mediated City 4: Moving Images Static Spaces Altinba University (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University), Istanbul, Turkey.
    • The Painting and the Painted - The Iconography & Allegory of Architecture in Films
      with Areeba !wan (Beaconhouse National University). 2018 Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, Mediated City 4: Moving images Static Spaces, Altinba University (Istanbul Kernerburgaz University), Istanbul, Turkey.
    • A Silent Dialogue Between Architecture and Film Space
      with Muhammad Dayyem Khan (Beaconhouse National University). 2018 Architecture_MPS, international Research Organization & Academic Journal, Mediated City 4: Moving Images Static Spaces, Altinba University (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University), Istanbul, Turkey.
    • What will be the Future of Architecture with our Increasing Participation on Social Media?
      with Ameera Zahid (Beaconhouse National University), 2018 Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, Mediated City 4: Moving Images Static Spaces, Altinba University (Istanbul Kernerburgaz University), Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Architectural Layout as a Projection of Linearity within a Film Narrative
      with Hussain Ahmad (Beaconhouse National University), 2018 Architecture_MPS, international Research Organization & Academic Journal, Mediated City 4: Moving Images Static Spaces, Altinba University (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University), Istanbul, Turkey.
    • The Poetic Musings of Space
      with Areeba Imrah (Beaconhouse National University). 2018 Architecture_MPS, International Research Organization & Academic Journal, Mediated City 4: Moving Images Static Spaces, Aitinbai University (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University), Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Manual for Bamboo Construction "Green Mag"
    • Art in the Context of Nature - B.Arch. Thesis Project "ADA Magazine"

    Awards/Achievements

    • Gold Medal Best Graduating Thesis
      Institute of Architects !APEX Conference, Thesis Competition among all PCATP (Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners) Accredited Schools of Architecture.
    • Participations - Presentations
      1. PROLOGUE 02 Design Summit 2020, Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
      2. DESIGN PEDAGOGIES - Analyzing Current Trends & Shaping the Future, Faculty of Architecture & Design, COMSATS University, Islamabad
      3. "NEW-s-ltem", 4th Young Artists Exhibition, Alhamra, Lahore

    Certifications

    • High-Performance Facades: Design and Communication of Innovative Building Envelops
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Sustainability is Free
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • LEED for Building Owners and Client Representatives
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Building Green: Alternative Methods to Constructing Sustainable Housing & Environments
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Innovative Solutions for Sustainability: Incorporating Geothermal Cooling to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions
      The Big 5, international Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Saving Energy, Cost and Increasing Comfort with Sustainable Lighting
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Understanding the Effects of Design on Behavior & Productivity in the Workplace
      The Big 5, international Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Retrofitting Existing Buildings in the UAE
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • New Architectural Opportunities for Small to Medium Scale (Re-) Developments
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Improving Efficiency & Reducing Costs Through Effective FM
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Optimizing Structural Design for Wind
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Navigating the Complexities of Designing Healthcare Facilities
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai 2015
    • Managing the Construction Phase of Sustainability Targets
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Management of Contractual Disputes & Issues within the Site Perimeters
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Managing Design Information Through 2D & 3D Design Tools
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai 2015
    • Construction Contract Management & Ethical Issues
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Capturing the Values of Project Management through Organizational Agility
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai

    Workshops & Seminars

    • Workshop: Decorative Concrete
      (NEC & PMV Live) The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • Technical Seminar: Greening of Concrete: Trends & Priorities
      The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • LEED for Building Owners and Client Representatives
      (MEC & PMV Live) The Big 5, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • 7 Weeks Puppetry Workshop at The Museum of Puppetry (Sabine Koehler & Heike Ikkola)
    • Innovative Solutions for Sustainability: Incorporating Geothermal Cooling to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions
      The Big 5, international Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai
    • 3D Animation (Basic Architecture Animation) Summer Workshop
      National College of Arts, Lahore

    Zain Adil is a transdisciplinary architect/educator/researcher and creative practitioner currently teaching at RHSA. He is one of the founding members of “The Unboxed Lab.” Zain has published and chaired international conferences on the interdisciplinary role of architecture and education. His current research as an educationist focuses on architecture in illustration, photography, films, virtual reality, augmented reality, projection mapping, environment design, and responsive parametric design. He has been practicing experimental pedagogical methods to impart and comprehend the significance of history, society, and the city through the lens of media. As a creative practitioner, Zain, alongside his teaching and research activities, also worked as an art director for theatre, film & music shows. Zain has also won the national award for the project “Art in the context of Nature.” He, as an architect, runs a creative practice, “Trigram Design Studio,” and has been part of projects like Sialkot airport domestic terminal, Probyn’s school, COD mess, and many other various scales of public and private projects.

  • Habibah Shahid

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    • 10 years of experience
    • M.Arch., Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-04971

    RESEARCH PAPERS:

    • Aarez, Ali Muhammad, Zeeshan Sarwar, and Habibah Shahid. "Lahore, Suffering From Urban Crisis And Parasitical Expansion: Design Solution By Bnu - ‘Dwelling On Wheels’." International City Planning And Urban Design Conference, Istanbul (2016).
    • Rabbiya Tanveer Alam, Habibah Shahid. “Making Islamabad Accessible”. 2021 Role in research: Using knowledge of geometry and architecture to explore framework and form of ramps for F-8 Islamabad. Pending Approval by CDA
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    Ms. Habibah has a Masters in Architecture from BNU Razia Hassan School of Architecture. Ms. Habibah provides freelance architectural consultancy and has previously taught at BNU as a member of the visiting faculty. She has also been associated with National College of Arts Rawalpindi.

    Email: habibah.shahid@bnu.edu.pk

  • Saman Malik

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    • 10 years of experience
    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • M. Arch Studies in, Urban Design, Glasgow, UK
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-03925

    Certifications

    • Certificate of Participation Board of Architectural Education Institute of Architects of Pakistan.
    • Certificate of Participation Affordable Housing.

     

  • Hina Irfan

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    • 9 years of experience
    • MSc Environmental Design of Buildings, Cardiff University, UK
    • BSc Architectural Engineering and Design, UET, Lahore
    • PEC. Registration Number: Arch.ENGG/00641

    Publications

    • AMPS: CITIES IN A CHANGING WORLD: QUESTIONS OF CULTURE, CLIMATE AND DESIGN
      June 16-18 2021 Paper Title: 'The Language of Habitation: An Investigation of Housing Terms and Meaningful Dwelling Space'
      Authors: Hina Irfan, Zeeshan Sarwar
    • DCA Conference 2021 | Vision 20|21: Perception to Execution
      Oct 20, 2021 – Sat. Oct 23, 2021
      Papers and posters accepted.
      Paper Title: Looking beyond a Surface – Drawing as a Sensory Experience in a First Year Architecture Studio
      Authors: Hina Irfan, Zara Amjad, Sara Assad, Hassan Wajid, Gulzar Haider. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
    • Paper Title: Object of Curiosity
      Authors: Zara Amjad, Sara Assad, Hina Irfan, Hassan Wajid, Gulzar Haider. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan. Hassan Wajid, Gulzar Haider. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
    • AIFOR Energy Environment and Sustainability
      Paper title: Protected Area Management through Community Engagement: Delving into Kumrat Valley
      Author: Hina Irfan
      Dates: Nov 1-3, 2021

     

  • Junaid Alam Rana

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    • M.Sc. Urban Planning and Design, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    • B.Arch. National College of Arts, Lahore,
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-03156

    Awards/Publications

    • Syed, H., & Rana, J. (2020, Jan). Alienation: Alienated Spaces in Contemporary Housing in Lahore Pakistan. Abstract, Presentation and paper published at conference, Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments: [FSU] Department of Interior Architecture and Design in collaboration with the [AMPS], Florida, USA.
    • Hasnain, M., & Rana, J. (2020, Jan). Becoming the Unbecoming: A Spatial Manuscript of the Absurd. Paper published at conference, Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments: [FSU] Department of Interior Architecture and Design in collaboration with the [AMPS], Florida, USA.
    • Rana, J. (2020, June). Bridges: The bridging role of fictional narratives to discover Architectural space as a bridge rejuvenates the historic depth in public space. Abstract and Paper submitted at conference, The City and Complexity – Life, Design and Commerce in the Built Environment: [CUL] in collaboration with the [AMPS], London, UK.
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  • Syed Haseeb Amjad

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    • 12 years of experience
    • M.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-04238

    Awards/Publications

    • Author of Paper titled ‘Knowing the City through Place-Making’ submitted at the International City Planning and Urban Design Conference, CPUD ’16 in Istanbul,Turkey
    • Co-Author along with Zara Amjad and Dr Gulzar Haider on an academic paper titled “Challenges for Architects: Gravity an ever present nemesis” presented by Asst. Professor Razia Latif at ‘ARCHDESIGN 14’ in Istanbul, Turkey. The paper was based on the role Gravity as an academic focus in First Year Studio education at BNU.
    • Abstract accepted at International Design Conference, Karachi 2017
    • Faculty representative from BNU for IAPEX Jamboree Student Quiz. BNU team won the 1st Prize in the event
    • Speaker at ‘DESIGN SUMMIT: Prologue 2020 at Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design, Beaconhouse National University

     

  • Zara Amjad

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    • 12 years of experience
    • M.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-03792

    Awards/Publications

    Conferences

    • DCA CONFERENCE 2020 (DESIGN COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION) ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
      Title: Object of Curiosity
      Authors: Zara Amjad, Sara Assad, Hina Irfan, Hassan Wajid, Dr. Gulzar Haider
    • DCA CONFERENCE 2020 (DESIGN COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION) ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
      Title: Looking Beyond a Surface – POSTER PUBLISHED AND PRESENTED
      Authors: Hina Irfan, Zara Amjad, Sara Assad
    • CONFERENCE: IAFOR - THE 12TH ASIAN CONFERENCE ON ARTS AND HUMANITIES (ACAH:2021)
      Title: Van Gogh and Perception of Space
      Authors: Zara Amjad, Mahnoor Khurram
    • DAKAM: ARCH DESIGN 2014 – Architecture Design Conference:
      Contemporary Discussion and Design Methodologies in Architecture
      Title: Awakening the Architectural Sensibilities :"Gravity the Ever-Present Nemesis"
      Authors: Razia Latif, Zara Amjad, Haseeb Amjad, Gulzar Haider
    • Session Chair CONFERENCE: AMPS
      Title: A Focus on Pedagogy
      Date: 20 - 22 April, 2021
      Partners: AMPS, Ball State University, University of Kassel, Beaconhouse National University, Routledge
      Chaired Session: Cross-Design Pedagogies (20 April, 2021)
    • Session Chair CONFERENCE: AMPS ROUTLEDGE
      Title: Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change
      Date: 21 - 23 April, 2021
      Partners: University of Pretoria, Ball State University, University of Kassel, Beaconhouse National University, Routledge
      Chaired Session: VR & Teaching Design (21 April, 2021)
    • Session Chair CONFERENCE: AMPS
      The Unboxed Lab - A Research Consortium Initiated by Mariam Dawood School Of Visual Arts & Design (MDSVAD) And Razia Hassan School Of Architecture (RHSA)
      Title: "An Interdisciplinary Focus On Pedagogy- Teaching, Learning & Research."
      Date: 19 - 20 November, 2021
      Partners: Amps, Routledge, and BNU, Lahore
      Chaired Session: One Segment each day.
    • Abstract Accepted
      Conference: Amps Routledge
      Title: Online Education: Teaching in Time of Change
      Paper Title: Exploring Heidegger’s Fourfold through Architecture-Dwelling for Fictional Characters
      Authors: Gulzar Haider, Zara Amjad, Hassan Wajid, Sara Assad, Jehanzeb Shoaib, Fahad Mayo
      https://architecturemps.com/abstracts-online-education/

     

    Publications:

    • COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SELECTED PLANS AND SECTIONS OF ISLAMIC MONUMENTS (Work sourced from George Michell) © Razia Hassan School of Architecture
    • 10 Year Anniversary Publication – Beaconhouse National University
    • Critical Muslim Journal – RECLAIMING AL-ANDALUS (Issue 6)
      Title: Re-imagining the Cordoba Mosque
      Authors: Zara Amjad & Gulzar Haider, (April 2013) Re-imagining the Cordoba Mosque.
    • ADA Magazine (Architecture Design Art)
      Issue 18 - ‘Distinctive Thesis’

     

    Competition

  • Zeeshan Sarwar

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    • 12 years of experience.
    • M.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-03851

    Awards/Publications

    • Paper Publication: Author
      Title: Water Tanks of Lahore
      8th INTERNATIONAL THAAP CONFERENCE 2017 (Lahore)
      THE CITY: AN EVOLVING ORGANISM
    • Paper Publication: Author
      Title: The Inhabited Wall, BNU Dormitory
      IV. INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONFERENCE 2017 (Istanbul)
    • Won National Design Competition
    • Lahore Biennale Foundation: INTERSECTIONS ‘where bus stops’
      Organized by LBF and Punjab Government 2016
    • Paper Publication: Author
      Title: Lahore, Suffering from Urban Crisis and Parasitical Expansion: Design Solution by BNU ‘Dwelling on Wheels’
      INTERNATIONAL CITY PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN CONFERENCE ON CITIES AND CITY PLANS: THE PAST AND THE FUTURE 2016 (Istanbul)
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  • Usman Saqib Zuberi

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    • 6 years of experience.
    • B.Arch., Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • Member - PCATP (Pakistan)
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-05627

    Awards/Publications

    • Architectural Photographer
      Lahore Biennale 01
      NADA (Nayyar Ali Dada Associates)
        1. F-9 Park Islamabad
        2. Serena Hotel Islamabad
        3. Residence of Imran Qureshi, Lahore
        4. Residence of ANK, Lahore
        5. British Council Library, Lahore
        6. Alhamra Permanent Art Gallery, Lahore
        7. Beaconhouse National University Lahore OH+A Design works
        8. Nishat Linen Store, Gulberg Lahore
        9. Studio O
    • WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:
      Affordable Housing Workshop by Babar Khan Mumtaz 2015
    • WORK EXHIBITED:
      1. Exhibited work (Drawing) at THAAP 2011
      2. Photographs exhibited by Wekh Lahore in Alhamra Arts Council, April 2017
      3. Photographs exhibited by The Heritage Group Pakistan in Comsats Art Gallery Islamabad, September 2017
    • HONOR AND AWARDS:
      1. Dean's Merit Honor List- January 2012, August 2013, August 2014, January 2015, August 2015, and January 2016.
      2. Shack-A-Thon Design competition by NCSU & USGBC 2nd Award - Summer 2013
      3. Honors in thesis 2016 for Architecture as a Silent Healer - Complex of Data Darbar and Gammay Shah – 2016
      4. International Photo Awards 2018 Honorable Mention for category Architecture, History
    • CONFERENCES:
      1. Design Pedagogies; Analyzing current trends and shaping the future. Conference on Architectural Education. Comsats University Islamabad, 24-25 Oct 2018
      2. Presentation Title: Earliest Encounters, Lasting Impressions Authors: Dr. Gulzar Haider, Omar Hassan, Hassan Wajid, Usman Saqib, Afnan Ahmed
      3. The Future of Heritage, a roundtable conference by Architecture, Design & Art (ADA) on behalf of Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), 19 October 2019
      4. Presentation Title: Heritage and Harmony Authors: Dr. Gulzar Haider, Usman Saqib
    • PHOTOGRAPHS PUBLISHED:
      1. AD India: This light-infused Lahore residence is a haven of contemporary minimalism by Avantika Shankar Ayesha Noon Khan Residence, Lahore Published: Apr 14,2020 Architectural Digest India Reference: Raza Ali Dada, Managing Partner at Nayyar Ali Dada and Associates
      2. AD100 2019: Nayyar Ali Dada & Associates Ayesha Noon Khan Residence, Lahore Published: Apr 01, 2019 Architectural Digest India Reference: Raza Ali Dada, Managing Partner at Nayyar Ali Dada and Associates
    • Lahore Biennale 01
      Photographs published in various online National and International Articles 16-31 March 2018 Reference: Qudsia Rahim, Executive Director at Lahore Biennale Foundation Raza Ali Dada, Managing Partner at Nayyar Ali Dada and Associates.

     

Lecturers

  • Ambereen Zahid Khan| Architect

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    • 6 years of experience
    • MSc. Sustainable Architecture Landscape, Italy.
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A08413(T)

    Achievements

    • Participated in the Design of 4 residential projects.
    • Produced Drawings, Layout cost estimates and created 3D models and renders.
    • Set up Social media presence and contributed in developing market strategies.

     

  • Zoya Gul Hasan | Architect

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    • MA Architectural History, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London
    • Bachelor of Architecture, National College of Arts, Lahore
    • Architectural Association Visiting School, Paris College of Art, Paris
    • Summer Program, ‘Unbuilt London’, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
    • Member - PCATP (Pakistan)
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-08986

    Awards

    • Graduated with Distinction, MA Architectural History, The Bartlett, UCL
    • Graduated with Honors, B. Arch, NCA, Lahore
    • First Position, IAPEX ‘14 Student Jamboree, Institute of Architects Pakistan
    • Merit Scholarship, National College of Arts, Lahore

    Work Experience

    • COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore | Visiting Lecturer | Feb 2020 - Jul 2021
    • Beaconhouse National University, Lahore | Visiting Lecturer | Jan 2017 - May 2017
    • NCA Archives (NCAA) | Research Associate | May 2021 - Feb 2022
      1. Co-lead ‘Archiving and Researching the NCA’ project
      2. Led research, essay commissioning and editing phases for forthcoming NCAA publication
      3. Reinitiated, restructured and managed Oral History Programme
      4. Assisted with cataloging and digitisation of NCAA collections
    • ArchDaily | Editorial Intern | Sept 2017 - Feb 2018
      Wrote and edited weekly articles for editorial and news section of website
    • NCA Archives| Research Assistant| Dec 2017 - Jul 2018
      Led team of four for research/exhibition design for exhibitions ‘Bhagat Singh: Trials, Tribulations and the Lahore Conspiracy Case’ (Punjab Archives, Mar 2018) and ‘Mayo School of Arts: Archives 1947’ (Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Aug 2018)
      Initiated cataloging of previously uncatalogued archival material
    • Lahore Biennale Foundation | Curatorial Research Assistant | Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
      1. Lead content writer and editor overseeing programmatic texts for print and electronic materials, exhibition descriptions and curatorial statements.
      2. Involved in research, ideation, development, delivery and management of various public art projects, workshops and symposiums.
      3. Curatorial research for inaugural Lahore Biennale 01: Spearheaded ‘MAPLahore’ as part of 3-person team, developed conceptual framework for, and managed, ‘Curated Conversations’.

    Publications, Conferences, Exhibitions & Workshops

    • Potentialities of Feminist Worldbuilding in Pakistan, House of Kal, Karachi | Sept 2021
      Participated in and presented work in online panel talk on architecture and feminism
    • Society of Architectural Historians/Global Architectural History Teaching Collective Teacher-to-Teacher Workshop | Mar 2021
      Participated in workshop ‘Backstage of the Global Histories Survey: Listening, Slow Looking, Translating, Activating’, organized by Esra Ackan (Cornell), Jia Gu (UCLA), Rafico Ruiz (CCA)
    • Marginalia, The Bartlett, UCL | Oct 2019
      Presented paper in conference ‘Marginalia’ organised by 2018-19 MA Architectural History cohort at The Bartlett, with excerpt of paper published in accompanying publication
    • ArchDaily, Chile | Sept 2017 - Feb 2018
      Wrote and edited various articles (published online: www.archdaily.com)
    • Brownbook, Dubai | Sept 2017
      Wrote essay on Pakistani architect Nayyar Ali Dada’s private residence for Issue 65
    • Architecture and Ecriture, AA Visiting School Paris, France | Jul 2017
      Participated in 10-day writing workshop and public reading of works at Paris College of Art
    • A Reading of Space, CUI Lahore | Sept 2015
      Participated in 3-week workshop on intersections of architecture and literature with final exhibition of work at Nairang Art Gallery, Lahore
    • IAPEX ‘14 / Dabistan-e-Iqbal Lecture Series, Lahore | 2014
      Presented group research and design project ‘Invisible Citizens around Daata Darbar, Lahore’

  • Syed Ahmed Hasan Gilani| Architect

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    • B.Arch, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • Member PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number:A-06662

    Experience

    • Internship with (WCLA) Walled City of Lahore Authority
      Maryam Zamoni Mosque
    • Miran Shah Camp, Head Quarters 7 Division.
      Golden Arrow Coffee Shop & Lodge
    • IP 2017 Member of the Institute of Architects Pakistan.
    • Visiting Lecture (Nov 2021-Present)
      Institute for Art & Culture (SADU), Lahore
      Design studio Tutor for Architecture Studio-Il
    • Studio Architect (Jan 2020-Present)
      ARCHI CUBES-Architects & Interior Designer

  • Fatima Zahra | Architect

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    • B. Arch., Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
    • Member - PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-04361

    Achievements

    • Bamboo and Mud Construction Studio VI Project.
      One of the team Member and executioner of a life size construction.
    • The Ark-Shack-a-thon 2013
      Competition won by the team in which I worked, as a member, from design to execution. It was hosted by North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA and organized by US Green Building Council (USGBC) & Habitat for Humanity USA.
    • Thesis Project, Semester X: Mosque (An ode to my Beloved City)2014
      Thesis Advisor: Dr. Gulzar Haider
      Mochi Gate to Shah Alami Gate sectore outside Walled city is a linear park of special historical value for Lahore. Between the ever-widening circular road and the open sewer making the disappeared wall there are trees and remnants of life that stir our memories of what this part of Lahore used to be. Four theses were done with the intentions of architecturally reasserting the boundaries of this historic zone and making it sustainable by bringing life back through institutional and commercial functions. The island Mosque presented here is a multi-religious, academic, social welfare center replacing the existing mosque on the squeezed traffic island west of the park. Underpinning this project is also the legendary event of the Shab-bhar Mosque built as replacement of a state demolished mosque whose architecturally purpose iconic white marker sits perched on top a building as a trophy.

    Work

    • Research Architect - Rashid Rana Studio 2022
    • Worked as a visiting-lecturer at Beaconhouse National University (2015-16)
    • Graphic Artist/Designer for Córdoba Healthcare Clinic, USA. (2015-Ongoing)
    • Artist at Khamsa Online Art Gallery 2021
    • Art Exhibition- Reframe The Print, Group Show
      Title: Order meets Comlexity
      Commisioned 8 Artworks for the art Exhibition

    Publication

    • Bamboo Construction Studio Project.
      Green Mag July-Sept 2012
      ISSN 1430-7979
    • The Ark-Shack-a-thon 2013
      Designers Style, Volume 3 #2, Sep-Nov 2013.
    • ADA Pakistan's Magazine-Distinctive Thesis
      Issue 29, ISSN1997-7891
      March-April 2015
    • Artwork at Khamsa Online Art Gallery 2021

  • Fahad Mehmood | Architect

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    • B.Arch, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • Member PCATP
      PCATP Reg. Number: A-06677

    Work Experience

    • Visiting Lecturer (Nov 2021-Present)
      Institute for Art & Culture-(SADU), Lahore.
    • Visiting Lecturer (Jan 2020-Dec 2020)
      Beaconhouse National University-RHSA, Lahore
    • Studio Architect (Feb 2019-Sep 2019)
      MSA(Metropolitan Studio of Architecture) Lahore.
    • Set Designer (Project Based) (Nov 2018-Feb 2019)
      Trigram Studio (Multidisciplinary Studio).
    • Art Director and Set designer for Nescafé Basement Season 5
    • Studio TMA/(Talha & Anum Amin), Lahore. (2017 till date)
      Site Architect (Interior): Incubation Center for Start-ups (Mangobaaz), Fatima Ventures
      Project Architect: Villa S & T

    Workshop

    • Second Zero Carbon Workshop for Astana
      A collaborative project between PCATP & Heritage Foundation of Pakistan for World Architecture EXPO Astana 2017

  • Sara Asad | Architect

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    • B.Arch, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

    Work Experience

    • Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan (Sep 2018 – Present)
      Visiting Faculty, Razia Hassan School of Architecture (RHSA)
    • Kalim Siddique & Associates, Lahore, Pakistan (July 2011 – Feb 2013)
      Job Architect (KSA)

    Conferences

    • DCA CONFERENCE 2020 (DESIGN COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION) ATLANTA, GEORGIA. Host School: Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Atlanta, Georgia.
      October 21-24. 2020
      Object of Curiosity
      Zara Amjad, Sara Assad, Hina Irfan, Hassan Wajid, Dr. Gulzar Haider
    • DCA CONFERENCE 2020 (DESIGN COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION) ATLANTA, GEORGIA. Host School: Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Atlanta, Georgia.
      October 21-24. 2020
      Looking Beyond a Surface
      Hina Irfan, Zara Amjad, Sara Assad, Hassan Wajid, Dr. Gulzar Haider

    Projects

    • Residence, Paragon, Lahore 2022
    • Residence, DHA Rahbar,, Lahore 2021
    • Residence, DHA, Lahore 2019
    • Residence, Canal View, Lahore 2018
    • Residence, Raiwind, Lahore 2017
    • Thai Spa, DHA, Lahore 2012

  • Humna Syed | Architect

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    • B.Arch., Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

    Work Experience

    • Junior Architect, MADS, June 2020 – Jan 2021

    Competitions

    • Zero Carbon Design Competition, IAP 2020, Lahore
      Slum settlements were analyzed and dwellings were redesigned using zero carbon and cost efficient materials.
    • Lahore Urban Forest Competition, IPEX 2019, Lahore
      Secured first position in Landscape Design using Miyawaki Method of afforestation.
    • Archi Tourism, IPEX 2018, Lahore
      As a student delegate from BNU and an affiliate member of Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP), participated in Student Jamboree.

    Publication

    • Humna Syed, Junaid Rana “Alienated Spaces in Contemporary Housing”. In Y. Mclane & J Pabels (eds.), APMPS Proceeding Series 18.2. Experiential Design – Rethinking Relations between People, Objects and Environments, Florida State University. 16 – 17 January (2020). pp.(234-241)

Visiting Faculty

  • Salman Tariq Mirza

    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • Member - PCATP
  • Awais Shareef

    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
  • Risham Safiullah

    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
  • Muhammad Aarez Ali

    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    • Member- PCATP
  • Maryam Rabi

    • B.Arch. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
  • Khuram Ghayyor Syed

  • Usman Faizi

  • Jahanzaib Hanif

  • Suamayya Hassan

  • Areej Mehmood

  • Abdulrehman Risham Saifullah

  • Waseem Akram (TA - Visiting)

  • Danish (TA - Visiting)

  • Awais Sharif

  • Faizan Adil

  • Ghammaz Husnain

  • Manal Qamer

  • Raza Ali Khan

Distinguished Professors

  • Nayyar Ali Dada | Architect, Aga Khan Award Winner

    • Professor of Practice
    • National Diploma in Architecture, National College of Arts, Lahore
  • Yasmeen Cheema | Architect, Conservationist, Educator

    • Professor of Research
    • Master of Science in Restoration of Monuments and Historic Sites, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
    • National Diploma in Architecture, National College of Arts, Lahore

Adjunct Faculty

  • Attique Ahmed | Architect & Urbanist
  • Imrana Tiwana | Architect & Urbanist
  • Kalim A. Siddiqui | Architect
  • Kamil Khan Mumtaz | Architect
  • Khalid Bajwa | Architect, Urbanist & Historian
  • Masood Khan | Architect & Conservationist
  • Parvez Ahmad Mughal | Architect
  • Raza Ali Dada | Architect
  • Umar F. Khan Kakar | Architect

Academic and Professional Advisors

  • Ajon Moriyam | Architect, Educationist, Canada
  • Attilio Petruccioli | Architect, Educationist, Italy
  • Benjamin Hossbach | Architect, Critic, Germany
  • Bodo Rasch | Architect, Educationist, Germany
  • Dr. Suha Ozkan | Architect, Educationist, Critic, Turkey
  • Hasan Uddin Khan | Architect, Educationist, Writer, USA
  • John van Nostrand | Architect, Educationist, Canada
  • Kim Williams | Architect, Mathematician, Italy
  • Maria Aslam Hyder | Architect, Critic, Publisher, Pakistan
  • Marjan Ghannad | Architect, Educationist, Canada
  • Nader Ardalan | Architect, Writer, USA
  • Naquib Hossain | Architect, Photographer, Educationist, Canada
  • Nasser Rabbat | Architect, Educationist, USA
  • Ozayr Saloojee | Architect, Educationist, Canada
  • Ron Lewcock | Architect, Educationist, Historian, USA
  • Sarfraz Ahmed Qureshi | Engineer, Pakistan
  • Shannon Basset | Architect
  • Yawar Jilani | Architect, Urbanist, Pakistan

RHSA Administration

  • Asma Khalid

      Coordinator-Services & External Communications
  • Fersum Anwar

      Academic Coordinator
  • Mr. Afzal Malik

      Finance Coordinator
  • Mr. Junaid Ahmed

      Office Assistant
  • Mr. Muhammad Ameen

      Manager Facilities
  • Mr. Mudassir Zahoor

      Deputy Manager Admin
  • Mr. Muhammad Yousaf

      Senior Admin Assistant
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