Department of Architecture

Sadia Sharmin

Lecturer, Department of Architecture

Teaching / Research Interest:

Architectural Design, Visual Art, Housing and Urban Design


Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); Graduation- September 2015


Professional Experience:


  • Lecturer, Department of Architecture, MIST (Since February, 2017).
  • Researcher at Habitat Forum Berlin (Since January, 2017)
  • Research Intern at Habitat Forum Berlin with fully funded ASA Scholarship, Germany (April 2016- December2016).
  • ASA Project Intern, Berlin, Germany (April 2016- July 2016).
  • Research Associate at Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI); Project - ‘Standard Guideline and Design for Rural Housing in Disaster Prone Areas in Bangladesh’ (January 2016- April 2016).
  • Associate Architect at Saif Ul Haque Sthapati (SHS); October 2015- December 2015.
  • Intern Architect at SHS (June 2014-January 2015).
  • Instructor and Counsellor at Jatiyo Mohila Sangstha under Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Bangladesh; Project- Vocational Training Courses for Skill Development and Women Empowerment; November 2012- December 2015





Administrative Services at the University level:

  • Member, Website Development Committee, Architecture Department, MIST.
  • Member, Mission and Vision Committee, Architecture Department, MIST.
  • Organizing committee member and Co-ordinator, Architectural Model Making Workshop- ‘MAKING SMALL SPACES’ on 14-16 February 218 at Department of Architecture, MIST.












  1. Ongoing research on informal settlements, housing markets and quality of life in Dhaka, Bangladesh with Habitat Forum Berlin (HFB).





  • “Ordinary Stories”- Organizer and Participant of the exhibition of research work of ASA Team 2016 at Karail, the largest informal human settlement in Dhaka city on 15-16 December 2016.
  • “The Magnetic Field”-Participant of the exhibition representing Urban experience through drawings in a neighborhood named Kottbusser Tor at Kotti-Shop, Berlin, Germany on May 2016.




Awards & Recognitions:


  • Full Fund ASA Scholarship from Germany to work on the project- ‘Production of Habitat in Berlin and in Dhaka’ (Duration: April 2016- December 2016).
  • Silver Prize Winner of 'Shelter for Soul'- International Design Competition 2019 in Seoul, South Korea organized by the Korean Institute of Architects (KIA) and BaMI (Builders as mission international).




Participatory Activities:


  • Participated at “Challenges of teaching Architectural History”, organized by Institute of Architects on 21 July 2018, at IAB center, Dhaka.
  • Organizer and Key Instructor of a Two-day workshop on creative design approach with a group of hearing and speaking impaired (differently able) students associated with BRIDGE Foundation at Lighthouse Learning Center, Dhaka on 28 August 2016.
  • Participant of the architectural design competition “GROWING UP” organized by ‘Paraa’ and ‘Street Children LEEDO’ in January 2016.
  • Participant of the ‘Bangladesh Bamboo Workshop 2015’ at Sylhet organized by ‘Building Trust International’ and UK based architectural firm ‘Studio Jayga’ on 23-25 November 2015.
  • Participated as a volunteer and exhibited final year thesis project – “Village Transformation” at UTC , DHAKA 2015/ MEGACITIES : BRIDGING REALITY AND ASPIRATION on 6-8 November 2015 at BUET.
  • Participated as a volunteer at the International seminar on ‘Architecture: Education, Practice and Research’, organized in celebration of 50 years of architecture in BUET (February 2012).
  • Participated in survey, documentation and architectural drawing of the heritage structures in Mymensingh city (Phd Works. Dept. of History, Jagannath University, 2012)
  • Participant and member in organizing “BISHUB”, an exhibition of design studio projects of batch 2008, Department of Architecture, BUET (2012).





  • Associate Member (AS-385), Institute of Architects, Bangladesh.



International visit:


For the purpose of study & research, visited different places in the following countries: South Korea (Seoul); Germany (Berlin, Hamburg); France (Paris); India (Delhi, Agra, Calcutta, Jaipur, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Shimla, Manali, Bangalore, Pondicherry, Kerala, Goa).