(25 December 1923 – 15 July 2012,Murshidabad) was a Bangladeshi architect, urban planner, educator and activist. He is considered as the Grand Master of regional modernism in South Asia. He is the pioneer of modern architecture in Bangladesh and the father of Bengali modernism. His style and influence dominated the architectural scene in the country during the 1960s and 70s, along with major US architects he brought to work in Dhaka.
He works with world master ARCHITECT Louis Kahn, Also works with Richard Neutra, Stanley Tigerman, Paul Rudolph, Robert Boughey and Konstantinos Doxiadis
He went to the United States in 1950 where he received his Bachelor degree in Architecture from University of Oregon. In 1956, he received a scholarship to study tropical architecture at the AA School of Architecture, London In 1961, he completed his post-graduation under Paul Rudolph from Yale University At Yale Stanley Tigerman was one of his classmates, and there he came in touch of Louis I Kahn Muzharul Islam began his career by designing two buildings in the Shahbag area in 1955 – Dhaka University Library and Institute of Arts and Crafts(Art Institute Dhaka). Between 1958 and 1964, Islam was the Senior Architect of the Government of East Pakistan.]
He was an honourable member of the Master Jury of the First Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva, 1980.
• Islam has been a jury member for several national and international design competitions and awards including:
• The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
• design contest for Faisal Mosque competition in Islamabad
• design contests for the headquarters building of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah
• Headquarters building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building at Riyadh, which won Aga Khan Award for Architecture
• He was awarded Independence Day Award in 1999, the highest state award of Bangladesh
If you wanted to be a Bangladeshi ARCHITECT, you must visit PAHARPUR
You have to be a world man and a Bengali. It's impossible otherwise... When I mention standing on one's own soil... it is to find oneself, but not to find oneself and become stagnant. What I am seeking is to stand on one's own feet and then to proceed forward. If for that reason I have to take two steps backward to go one step forward. I have no problem with that. I think that there is no other way of moving forward
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