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Rifat Ara Islam

Rifat Ara Islam

Dhaka, BD

 
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About 

"Architecture is the most adventurous journey that suits my kind"
I prioritize sensibility in design above all else. I am unabashed in my quest to design deliverable projects no matter what the scale or time or other limitations. I aim to change the status quo psychology behind average standard.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER [2018 JUN- NOW]
At RAI+Associates, my responsibility as a lead designer, I prepare proposal documents, conceptual drawings, 3D visualization, 2D drawing illustration, construction details, design narratives, project supervision and publication, notable projects are:
Annex to the rooftop Loft/Studio Apartment, Khulna, 2021
Interior Design and Renovation of an 80’s Brick House, Dhaka, 2020
Competition Entry of Aordable Housing Design, Savar, 2019
Architectural Design of Farm House in Aquaculture Village, 2018

ADJUNCT FACULTY OF FAREAST INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, [2019 SEP-NOW]

ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF IAB - INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS BANGLADESH [AI-119] [2013 AUG-NOW]

Employment 

Nandan Architects Ltd., Dhaka, BD, Associate Architect

My responsibility during assisting the principal architect Uttam Kumar Saha, I prepared conceptual drawings, design narratives, hand drafting, hand made models, working drawings, 3D visualization of notable projects such as:
Handmade Eco resort named "mati'r maya" in Sreepur, Gazipur, 2018
Multipurpose High rise building named "sardar's height" Dhaka, 2017
Annex to a duplex residence to a high rise apartment building, 2017

Dec 2016 - May 2018
 

Architekton [Pvt.] Ltd., Dhaka, BD, Assistant Architect

My responsibility as assistant to the principal architect Minhasur Rahman notable projects were:
Competition Winner of green building design for RajUK HQ, 2014
Conceptual Masterplan of Housing Complex at Bashundhara R/A
Architectural Design of Mosque at Jaipurhat, Rajshahi, 2013

May 2013 - Aug 2015
 

North South University, Dhaka, BD, Teaching Assistant

Motivating students and teachers both in design studios, seminar classes and participating in photography field trips.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jul 2015 - Oct 2016
 

North South University, Dhaka, BD, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2007 - Dec 2012
 

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