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Primeasia University

a mission with a vision

Head - Department of Architecture

Sazzadur Rasheed

Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Architecture
B-Arch (BUET), Ms in Env. Sc.
Fellow, Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB)

Message From the Head

At a new era when the national and international media regularly canvass issues pertaining to sustainability concerning the nature and habitability of our cities, and iconic buildings which veer between sculptural extravagance and environmental responsibility, there is a strong need for imaginative and committed designers and thinkers in the discipline of Architecture. From the lofty achievements of virtuosos to the everyday life aesthetics in communities worldwide, the art and architecture are the most powerful symbol of human heritage, authentic mirror of cultural diversity and primary bellwether of future. A practical and critical knowledge is an indispensable foundation for enlightened citizenship in an increasingly challenging and complex world. Having such a vision of producing creative and committed architects to combat the growing local and global gainsay, the Department of Architecture, Primeasia University is operating.
We have started our journey since Spring 2009. We always believe in the synergy of theoretical and practical knowledge to establish intellectual underpinnings to support the technical foundations of the architectural profession.
We believe that teaching should simultaneously encourage the production of highly innovative works of professional caliber from students, promote students’ future career through community exposure, and promote the institution and its scholarly work within the wider community. In this regard, we critically challenge students to identify themselves as representatives of ‘the new generation of designers’ through design research.
Most importantly, we use research to introduce students to diverse means by which the boundaries of architectural design can be actively challenged to lead toward innovative design response. We aim to teach our students to actively reflect upon social changes and to consider how the creative processes respond to such change. We encourage students to understand the importance of addressing contemporary social conditions as a mean of discovering new avenues of expression, as well as a mean of appropriately address the needs of contemporary society.
It is an honor to be the Chair, primarily because of the creative and entrepreneurial nature of our students, and the outstanding initiatives of our academic staff.
As the Chair, I always encourage prospective students to contact me for more, if any further to be elucidated about us.