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IAP ARCASIA – Young Teachers Training Workshop, Karachi

The Institute of Architects, Pakistan continued its determination to improve the Architectural Education in Pakistan with the number of schools added each year and lack of trained studio teachers, a series of international workshops have been conducted in the last four years with Ar. Prof. Nuno Soares and Ar. Prof. Thomas Daniell in July 2013, October 2014 and February 2016 respectively under the banner of IAP, BAE and ARCASIA which were a huge success. The Workshop was called “Designing the Studio”.

In the latest addition held in February 2016, 15 teachers from 9 schools were trained including 2 from Sri Lanka taking the total of all teachers trained in this workshop over the past couple of years to over 110. These workshops initiated under the IAP presidency of now President Elect Arcasia Ar. S.M. Jahangir Khan made a significant contribution by IAP towards architectural education. This year the workshop was taken a step further with the introduction of the master teacher training workshop. This was a challenging experience and was a first step towards developing eventual master trainers in the future. A total of 8 participants from all over Pakistan took part in this new workshop.


The workshop was held from the 8th to the 12th of February 2016. The participants of both workshops were continuously engaging with the instructors and produced short presentations daily culminating in a group project for the teacher trainers. For the master teacher training workshop the participants designed the curriculum for an entire semester on an individual basis. The two workshops concluded with a closing and award ceremony.

Taking advantage of Prof. Thomas Daniell’s presence in Karachi, the chapter promptly organized an enlightening lecture on highlighting the role of female architects in the development of Japanese architecture.

This workshop was hosted at the Beach Luxury Hotel by the IAP Karachi Chapter under its chairman Ar. Arif Changezi. It was organized by BAE under the chairman Ar. Arshad Faruqui. Honorary Secretary IAP, Ar. Ramiz Baig was the convener of this week long workshop.

Teacher Training workshop participants:

  • Ar. Shahrukh Noman from MUET –CEAD, Jamshoro
  • Ar. Khubeeb Khan from COMSATS Islamabad
  • Ar. Jahangeer Khan and Ar. Palwasha Aman Ullah from BUITEMS, Quetta
  • Ar. Samar Shamim Hussain and Ar. Madiha Waseem from SSUET, Karachi
  • Ar. Mariyam Nizam from IVS, Karachi
  • Ar. Nouman Manzoor from University of Gujrat
  • Ar. Rahat Arsalan and Ar. Safia Asif from NEDUET, Karachi
  • Ar. Sabuhi Essa from NCA, Lahore
  • Ar. Aly Naqvi as a self financed participant
  • Ar. Nishan Wijetunge and Ar. Nandaka Jayasinghe from City School of Architecture, Sri Lanka

Master Teacher training workshop participants:

  • Ar. Hussain Abbas Jesserwala from IVS, Karachi
  • Ar. Fahad Shams Nizamani from MUET – CEAD, Jamshoro
  • Ar. Faryal Sikander and Ar. Qurat Ul Ain Rehman from DUET, Karachi
  • Ar. Uzma Kabir and Ar. Sannah Ejaz from COMSATS, Islamabad
  • Ar. Abdul Wahid from NCA, Islamabad
  • Ar. Inayat Ullah Shaheen from CECOS, Peshawar