Seminar in Canberra

The Seminar “Sharing our Achievements” and the Exhibition was held at the NATSEM Building of the University of Canberra.
The opening ceremony was held on Thursday 5th of May, 2011 and the exhibition  continued for another couple of days.
We have got Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) ACT chapter,
Institute of Architects Bangladesh and
Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra as our partners for this event.




Courtesy of Bangla Radio Canberra and was aired on 11 April 2011.

Interview Audio

Courtesy of Bangla Radio Canberra and was aired on 23May 2011.

Interview Audio

Here are some video from that event.


About the Event –

Sharing Our Achievements: Exhibition and Talks, 

5 May 2011, Canberra, Australia.


The Bangladeshi Architects in Australia (BAA) in association with the High Commission for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) is launching its second exhibition and talk  “Sharing Our Achievements” in May 2011 in Canberra, Australia.


This exhibition and talk will focus on the Architectural achievements in Bangladesh and here in Australia. The first exhibition and talk was very successfully hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Bangladeshi Architects in Australia (BAA) in August 2008 in Sydney.


This exhibition will have works from great Architects like Louis I Kahn, Stanley Tigerman, Doxiadis, Paul Rudolph and Muzharul Islam. It will also have works from few nationally and internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi Architects like Bashirul Huq, Rafiq Azam, Mustafa Khalid, Tanya Karim, and Uttam Kumar Shaha. One of the most attractive displays of the exhibition will be the works of the Bangladeshi-Australian Architects studying/working in Australia.


The exhibition will be complemented by a series of talks on the positive contributions of Architects both from Bangladesh and Australia. One of the prime focuses of the talks will be to generate ideas, how some of these knowledge and experiences can be appropriately used to benefit the development and progress of Bangladesh.


We hope that, just like the last exhibition in Sydney this exhibition will be opened by the President of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Hon. High Commissioner for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Australia has agreed to deliver the welcoming speech. We also hope that the President’s of both the AIA (NSW/ACT chapter) and the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) will address at the exhibition. Prominent Australian Architect Paul Pholeros AO will share his experiences in remote Indigenous housing in Australia and his works in Nepal. There will also be presentations from the current President of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and


International award winning Bangladeshi Architects and academics on contemporary Bangladeshi Architecture and history of Bangladeshi Architecture. The key topic on the Architectural Achievements in Bangladesh will be presented by the members of the Bangladeshi Architects in Australia.


The purpose of this exhibition and talk is to reinforce BAA’s strong relationships with the AIA as a group of professionals to share knowledge and experiences and to create an environment of ongoing opportunities. This forum will strongly support the younger architects coming from Bangladesh to study/settle here in Australia, to avail some professional guidance, assistance and directions as needed.


The event will also launch a series of exhibitions and seminars in Australia over next one year to demonstrate the contributions of Bangladeshi-Australian professionals in various fields. This is to share their achievements in Australia and overseas. A series of seminars targeting Bangladeshi-Australians working in the field of Architecture, Engineering, Health, Agriculture, Education, Research, Information Technology, Science, Not-for-Profit sector and Entertainment will be initiated to celebrate the 41st Independence year of Bangladesh in 2011.


For more information please visit BAA website ( which is working as a critical source of information for not only Bangladeshi Architects living in Australia but all other overseas Architects living or planning to settle in Australia. You can also e-mail Architect Jalaluddin Anis, President BAA.


Detail Event program-  Link

(prepared by Farhadur Reza Probal)


This event was made possible by –

Cox Architecture, Ideas,

FR Design,

4th Dimension,

Ai Design Lab,

Metro Travel Services,

Vertilux  and

Ritam Homes.


Photo Courtesy-  Architect Arifur Rahman (Batch 88 BUET, Now Canberra)

Architect Abul Abdullah( Batch 90 BUET, now USA)