Bashirul Haq & Associates Ltd.

Year of Establishment

1977

Background

Bashirul Haq & Associates Ltd. is primarily an architectural and planning firm with in-house Structural and Engineering services for the preparation of estimates, tender documents, construction management and supervisory services. Rational identification of problems related to spatial needs during programme
Formulation and translation of the programme into physical reality require a team approach of experts in
different disciplines involved in architectural consultancy.

Services

Our approach to consultancy is to locate the best local expertise group, and the composition and the
Number of personnel in the team always vary on the nature of the project. In short we hire the best available Experts depending on the nature of projects we undertake. For example we have been using the services of Mr. Mannan of Associated Structural Engineers and Architects Ltd.(ASEA) and taken advisory services From Bureau of Research Testing and Consultation (BRTC), Bangladesh Engineering University & Technology for structural services; and we have been getting Electro-mechanical services from
AVE Engineers & Consultants Ltd. for most major Projects. Management of consultancy services by a
Team composed of best available experts have been helpful for us in achieving a high standard of Creativity in our built- projects.

Principal Architect: BASHIRUL HAQ

M. Arch. (1975), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.
Member, Institute of Architects, Bangladesh.

  • Academic Career

1959-1964 : National College of Arts,
Lahore, Pakistan.
Member research team, while in the National College of Arts, to collect
and document folk art of Swat region, Pakistan. Materials collected
became part of an International Exhibit Entitled "5000 years of Pakistan".

1971-1974 : University of New Mexico.
New Mexico, USA.
Awarded "John Heimrich Tuition, Scholarship" and Teaching Assistantship.

1989 : Visiting Critic,
Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.

1998 : Visiting Teacher and Critic,
Department of Architecture,
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka.
Member, Board of Trustees for Late Fazlur R. Khan (Partner SOM, USA) Foundation in Dhaka.

2000 : Publication, Battling The Storm- Study on Cyclone Resistant Housing by German Red
Cross (A Registered Project Of The World Exposition Hanover, Germany) Disaster Management In Bangladesh - An Architect's Involvement Proceedings of The International Millenium Conference On HOUSING & HAZARDS-VILLAGE INFRASTRUCTURE TO COPE WITH THE ENVIROMENT
Dhaka / Bangladesh /24-26 November 2000
Exeter / UK / 4-5 December 2000, editors : Salek Siraj, Robert L P Hodgson, Iftikhar Ahmed

2001 : Short Listed for Agha Khan Award For Architecture Community Development / Cyclone Shelter


Selected Major Works

RESIDENCES :
1978 Residence for Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury (Ex. President of Bangladesh) at Gulshan, Dhaka. Nominated For Agha Khan Award
1983 Residence for Rafiquddin Ahmed at Baridhara, Dhaka.
1986 Residence for Major General Quader at old DOH's, Dhaka.
1998 Extension and Renovation of Dr. Kamal Hossain's House at Baily Road, Dhaka.


APARTMENT COMPLEX :
Year Project Name and Location Type Cost in Million
Client : Free School Property Ltd.
1980-1991 Ramna Apartment Complex, Moghbazar, Dhaka. Walk-up 14.28
Ramna Estate, Moghbazar, Dhaka Walk-up 50.00
Century Apartment Complex, Moghbazar, Dhaka. Walk-upNominated For Agha Khan Award 67.00
Century Tower, Moghbazar, Dhaka. High-rise 135.00
Lake View Apartment Complex, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Walk-up 12.00
Segunbagicha Apartment Complex, Segunbagicha, Dhaka. Walk-up 18.00
Client : K.M. Property Development Ltd.
1990-1992 Kalindi Apartment Complex, 36 Indira Road, Dhaka. Walk-upNominated For Agha Khan Award 52.50
Client : New Generation Construction Co. Ltd.
1993-1997 Gulshan Pride, Gulshan, Dhaka. Walk-up 39.50

1994-1997 Dhanshiri Apartment Complex, 35 Indira Road, Dhaka. Multi-storied 920.00


OFFICE
Client : Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC)
1980-1985 20-storied Head Office Building, Dilkusha C/A., Dhaka. High-rise 224.00
Client People's Insurance Company Ltd. (PICL).
1999-2001 20-storied Head Office Building,Dilkusha C/A., Dhaka (in association with architectural firm VISTAARA and CAPE). High-rise 250.00
PROJECTS UNDER CYCLONE RELATED DISASTER PREPARDNESS PROGRAM
Client Prism Bangladesh
1994 Community Development Centre at Kutubdia, Moghnama and Moheshkhali al Cox's Bazar. 13.50
Client DASCOH Bangladesh
1998 Community Based Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters at Tolatoli, Kachubunia and Khandkar Para, Teknaf, Cox's Bazar. 18.00
Client German Red Cross
1999 Survey & Study on Cyclone resistant Housing in 6 Locations at Cox's Bazar district

PHYSICAL PLANNING
CLIENT URBAN DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE, GOB.
1986 Physical Planning of 3 Nos. Upazilas namely Katiadi, Kuliarchar & Bajitpur under Kishoregonj.
1987 Physical Planning of 3 Nos. Upazila namely Nagarkanda, Alphadanga and Charvadrashan under Faridpur.
1989 Physical Planning of Faridpur District.
SCHOOL
Client : American International School/Dhaka.
1990-1991 Additional facilities for American International and Secondary School, Baridhara, Dhaka. 60.00
HOSTEL CUM-SEMINAR FACILITIES
Client : Gonoshasthya Kendra, Savar, Dhaka
1999-2000 Facilities Hosted People's Health Assembly from December 4-8 75.00

LOCAL ARCHITECT FOR THE FOLLOWING FOREIGN CONSULTANTS
Year Project Location Name of Foreign Consultant.
1979-1990 Central Diesel Workshop and Housing Project for Bangladesh Railway. Parbatipur Transurb Consult - Belgium.
1984 US Chancery Building. Dhaka. Mckilam Kallman and Wood, USA.
1990-1993 Rail II Project for Bangladesh Railway. Dhaka, Parbatipur, Pahartali, Ishurdi. International Rail Consultant,Canada.
1994-1997 GMP Standard Factory Design at Tongi for Beximco Pharmaceutical Ltd. Tongi. CMPS&F Pty Ltd., Australia.

WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE U.S.A
Worked as Design Draftsman and Junior Architect
Year Project Location Name of Firm
1973-1977 Gymnasium Espanola High School New Mexico The Archiotects Taos 640, Paseo De Pralta, Santa Fe New Mexico 87501 U.S.A.
Gymnasium and Auditorium West Las Vegas High School New Mexico
Swimming Pool and Bath House Gymnasium West Las Vegas High School New Mexico
Taos Junior High School Taos New Mexico
Master Plan, University of New Mexico (Scope of this work was to Incorporate changes Design new parking areas and update the Master Plan Albuquerque New Mexico Don Schlegell Chairman, Department of Architecture, University of New Mexico
Environmental Impact Study Kennecott Copper Mine (Recommendation to create Environmental Harmony of the mining area) Silver City New Mexico