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Awards and Competitions:


Awards in Architecture:

  • IAB Design Award 2018. IAB Design Award, the most prestigious professional architectural design award of the country, is given to appreciate, honor and promote outstanding examples of contemporary architecture in Bangladesh and also to encourage excellence in architectural practice.

  • 2nd Prize, ‘The Expressive Introvertness’, Open Design Competition for Gulshan Club, 2011

  • 1st Prize, ‘Symbiotic Living’, Idea Project Category, Holcim Green Built Bangladesh Contest, 2010

  • 3rd Prize, ‘The Continuum of Memory’, Design Competition for Liberation War Museum Bangladesh, 2009

  • 1st Prize, Stall Design, International Construction Fair, 2009

  • Berger Travel Grant Award, to study the Transitional Space between Old and New part of the Capital Cities of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, 2007

  • 3rd Prize, Revitalization of IEB, Design Competition held among the students of 4th year, BUET, 2007

  • Selected in the Top Twenty, ‘Seventh International CAA Student Design Competition 2006’ for ‘A Small Sustainable Sports Center’


Participations in Competitions:

  • Participant 

  • Participant, Design competition for Coordinated Complex for Department of Public Library and National Museum of Bangladesh, 2017

  • Participant, Design competition for DESCO Headquarter Bangladesh, 2016

  • Participant, Design competition for Head Office of Anjuman Mofidul Islam, 2013

  • Participant, Design competition for Unity Complex, 2012

  • Participant, Design competition for Agrani Bank Bangladesh, 2011

  • Participant, International Design Competition for Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center, 2011

  • Participant, International Design Competition for the Cyclone Shelter for Bangladesh, 2009  


Awards in other field:

• Bronze Award, ‘The 28th International Children’s Art Exhibition’

• Silver Medal, ‘Shankar’s International Children’s Art Competition’, 1994

• Merit Prize, ‘Asian Children’s Art Contest’, 1992


Invited Lectures and Presentations:


  • Webinar 2: Voices of Women Architects in Bangladesh, September 2020

  • Working From Home During Coronavirus Crisis - Sharing Experiences : An Online Discussion organized by Institute of Architects Bangladesh, March  2020

  • Panel Discussion and Conversation with Richard Leplastrier : arranged by ARCAAB

  • Invited Keynote Speaker at ‘Knowledge Series’ organized by the Indian Institute of Architects, Odisha Chapter. February 2020.

  • Invited Panelist at Discussion Program on Women in Architecture, Bangladesh 2019 organized by Institute of Architects Bangladesh.

  • Invited Speaker at a Lecture Presentation on ‘Talks and Conversation by Six Contemporary Architects’ to commemorate the 95th birthday of Sthapatya Acharya Muzharul Islam, held at Institute of Architects Bangladesh, December 2018.

  • Invited Speaker at a Lecture Presentation on ‘The Winning Entries of Liberation War Museum’ as the 3rd  prize winner at Mongolbarer Shobha, a forum for Architecture. 

  • Invited Speaker at a Lecture Presentation on ‘The Winning Entries of Gulshan Club’ as the 2nd prize winner at Mongolbarer Shobha, a forum for Architecture. 

  • Invited Speaker at a Lecture Presentation on 'E-Library', Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka’ at Mongolbarer Shobha, a forum for Architecture. 

  • Invited Speaker on ‘Architecture as Landscape’ at Mongolbarer Shobha, a forum for Architecture. 

  • Invited Speaker at Mongolbarer Shobha for conversations on Architectural Design Pedagogy.

  • Invited Panelist (Saiqa Iqbal Meghna) in the panel discussion ‘Rethinking the Pedagogy of Design Studio’ under the banner of 'ANGAN' in the 10th year celebration of the Department of Architecture of BRAC University held on 7th October 2012.




  • Built Project published under the title ‘Shomaj Biggyan Chattar’ in ‘Architecture in Bangladesh: Building on a changing Landscape’ (ISBN 978-984-95213-0-3) Published by Institute of Architect Bangladesh in (first edition 2018)

  • Built Project published under the title ‘Shomaj Biggyan Chattar Landscaping’ in Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh (ISBN 978-3-85616-843-8) Published by Swiss Architecture Museum in 2017. 

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, 'E-Library',Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Article at DOT Art and Architecture Bangladesh, Issue 03, Vol. 01, March 2016

  • ‘A Momentary Pause in Time: Transforming A ‘Non-Place’ Through Architecture as Landscape’. Invited Presentation at a Lecture Presentation on Architecture Mongolbarer Shobha, a prominent forum for Architecture in Bangladesh.

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, ‘Emergence of a Third Form_ Contextual Intervention of Contemporary Design Thinking’,  presented as one of the selected extended abstract for web publication in the International Conference on “Architecture, Education and Society; Towards a Worldwide Dialogical Revolution on Architectural Critical Education” held in Barcelona, Spain, 2014 

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, ‘Contextual Customization of Design Process: Design through the Digital and the Material’, published at the International Conference ‘Future Traditions’ held at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto on April 2013

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, ‘Contextualization of the Digital: Design through Material behavior’, presented at the 20th General Assembly and Conference of the Commonwealth Association Architects: Architecture, Response and Responsibility’, February 2013 

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, Generative Pattern through Material Behavior: Fabric as Flexible Formwork, joint Long paper published and selected for presenting in the technical session of the ‘2nd International Conference on Flexible Formwork’ held in the University of Bath, UK on June 2012

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, Recuperating Unknown: Design through Material Behavior, Long Paper, presented and published in the ‘International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research’ held in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on February 2012

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, ‘Street as a Sustainable Cultural Space’, joint long paper, ‘3rd International Conference on Sustainable Building Design in South Asia “SBD10”, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Iqbal, Chowdhury, ‘Theorizing Sustainable Architecture: Post Modernity for Sustainable Ethical Aesthetics’, presented jointly in the ‘International Seminar on Theorizing Sustainable Building Design “SBD09”’, held in Edgehill University, Lancashire, UK

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