Institute of Architects Bangladesh

Institute of Architects Bangladesh

বাংলাদেশ স্থপতি ইন্‌স্‌টিটিউট
Abbreviation IAB
Formation 1972
Type Professional organization
Headquarters Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Region served

The Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ স্থপতি ইন্‌স্‌টিটিউট Bānglādēsh Sthāpāti Institute ) is a professional organization for architects in Bangladesh.[1] Architect Muzharul Islam was its founder president. The IAB works with different government organization & offers education, government advocacy to improve the quality of architecture profession in Bangladesh.


The Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) was founded in Dhaka on 25 February 1972. Through a nine-month Liberation War, Bangladesh got its independence from Pakistan on 16 December 1971. Three million of people died, ten million were homeless & thousands of houses were demolished during the war. IAB was formed within 3 months after the war ended to support the development of Bangladesh and help rebuild this war torn country.



More than 2,500 licensed architects are members of IAB.

There are three levels of membership in the IAB depending on professional experience.

There have another category for students as Student Member.

Presidents of Institute of Architects Bangladesh

Executive Council

1. Ar. Abu Sayeed M Ahmed PhD (President)[5]

2. Ar. Jalal Ahmed (Vice-President (National Affairs))[6]

3. Ar. Masudur Rahman Khan (Vice-President, International Relations)

4. Ar. Qazi Muhammad Arif (General Secretary)

5. Ar. Ar. Mamnoon Murshed Chowdhury (Assistant General Secretary)

6. Ar. Nowajish Mahbub (Treasurer)

7. Ar. Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad (Secretary, Education)

8. Ar. Ehsan Khan (Secretary, Profession)

9. Ar. Shahnawaz Masud (Secretary, Membership)

10. Ar. M. Masud Ur Rashid (Secretary, Publication & Publicity)

11. Ar. Farhana Sharmin (Secretary, Seminar & Convention)

12. Ar. Asif Md. Ahsanul Haq (Secretary, Heritage & Culture)

13. Ar. Shaila Joarder (Secretary, Environment & Urbanization)

14. Ar. Md. Taslimuddin Chowdhury (Chairman, Chittagong Chapter)

15. Ar. Mubasshar Hussain (Immediate Past President)

International affiliations

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