Aliza Mehnaz

Aliza Mehnaz

Dhaka, BD



I am an aspirant architect, currently exploring the field of academia as a research academic associate in a Design and Architecture University, India. After my graduation in 2014, I have consciously chosen my field of work to pursue diversity by exploring different contexts and architectural practices in Bangladesh and India. My current goal is to explore architecture and research combined with design thinking to overcome contemporary urban challenges. I aim to have an impactful career in Urban planning with the possibility to collaborate in the development sector.


Anant National University, Ahmedabad, IN, Research Academic Associate

Orchestrated a number of administrative and research activities ranging from - Documentation of academic activities, semester planning, space allocation planning, event management, preparation of academic reports/records and statistical statements, managing special projects and developing learning tools for students, as well as maintaining inter-departmental and intra-departmental coordination.

Nov 2018 - current

Shatotto Consultants, Dhaka, BD, Architect

Mar 2016 - Mar 2017

Matharoo Associates, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Morphogenesis, Delhi, IN, Intern Architect

Nov 2011 - Apr 2012


Anant National University, Ahmedabad, IN, Post Graduate Diploma in Built environment

Activities and societies: Year-long Live-Action project

A year-long multidisciplinary post-graduate diploma program on the Built Environment in the context of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

The scope to ‘develop the imaginative empathy with a broader perspective of real-life impact and explore entrepreneurial skills in the real context of built fabric’ was the catalyst for me to apply for Anant Fellowship. Anant Fellowship seems a great platform to involve in diversified discussion, explore different perspectives of urban built environment and to participate into the communication process that this specific subject requires.

2017 - 2018 | Anant Fellowship Live-action project

As part of the Live-Action project, teamed up with 4 more Anant fellows for a year-long community development project. Conducted intense research-based, Community Oriented Work for Sustenance (C.O.W.S) at Affordable housing, Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), Thaltej, Ahmedabad, India.

- Designed and implemented an action plan for community Immersion and waste management by leveraging the synergy of different stakeholders’ efficiency.

- Operated clean-up drive and community tree plantation drive at the designated site.

- Collaborated with concerned N.G.O. for the community development and awareness drive.

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

BRAC University, Dhaka, BD, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture

5 year-long degree program providing exposure to responsive, contextual and inclusive design ethos by exploring different typologies of architectural design exercises.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2014

rajuk Uttara Model College, Dhaka, BD, High School, Higher Secondary Level

Jan 2005 - Aug 2007


Anant Fellowship, Award

Awarded to the Team of C.O.W.S for the Best Live-action project of the year. Honored as an emerging professional in the fields of planning, built environment, and community service.


Anant Fellowship Grant, Grant

Fully Funded Scholarship granted by Anant Fellowship, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat to study one year Post Graduate Diploma in Built Environment.


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