Employee Details

Ar. Sadia Sharmin

Faculty of Civil Engineering

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.



 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).

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