Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Ms. Ishraq Zahra Khan

Full Time Faculty
Senior Lecturer (On Study Leave) 

M.A., Architectural Association,UK
B.Arch, BRAC University

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1865

Curriculum Vitae


Ishraq Z Khan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, and has taught at NSU since 2011. She completed her Bachelor of Architecture from BRAC University and her Masters in History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where she briefly taught undergraduate History and Theory Studies. She has worked with the firm of TKNRK & Associates in Dhaka. She has presented her research on Modern Architecture in Bangladesh and the subcontinent at home and abroad, at institutions including RWTH Aachen, the University of Lincoln and the University of Kent. In 2015, she won the prestigious SAH (Society of Architectural Historians, USA) and Getty Foundation grant to attend the annual SAH conference in Chicago. She is interested in the intersection of cultural politics and architecture and the recording and interpreting of oral histories of South Asian Architecture.

  1. Standing up to the future: the evolution of kitchens in urban Bangladesh [Published, Scroope Architecture Journal (University of Cambridge), June 2014]
  2. Critique through spaces in Tagore’s Plays [Book Chapter in Tagore: Wanderer between Worlds, Bangla Academy, 2015]
  3. The New Wave of Regionalism in the 90s [Book Chapter in 50 years of Architecture in Bangladesh, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology publications, 2014] 

1. SAH (Society of Architectural Historians, USA) & Getty Foundation Grant 2015 (for attending the Annual SAH Conference, Chicago)
2. Distinction at graduation from BRAC University 2007  (for attaining the highest CGPA in graduating class in Architecture)

1. M.A (Master of Arts) in Histories & Theories of Architecture
    Architectural Association School of Architecture 

2. B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) 
    BRAC University

1. North South University (as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer)

2. Architectural Association (as Tutor)

1. Architect (Tanya Karim N.R & Associates)
2. Researcher (Antony Gormley Studio, London)
3. Architectural Intern (Nandan Architects)

Sessional courses:

1. ARC 213: Allied Design Studio: Dimension & Product
2. ARC 214: Architecture Design Studio 1: Function & Analysis
3. ARC 215: Architectural Design Studio 2:  Fundamental Design principles & methods
4. ARC 316: Professional Studies Studio 1: Form & Function
4. ARC 317: Professional Studies Studio 2: Complex Function
5. ARC 121: Graphics I: Basic drawing

Lecture Courses:

1. ARC 242: Heritage II World History II
2. ARC 535: Parameters III: Pedagogy & Discourse
3. ARC 445: Contemporary design: Precedents & Analysis
4. ARC 131: Sources in Architecture 1: Artistic Appreciation

1. Candidate Member, IAB (Institute of Architects, Bangladesh)
2. Member, WAEPA (Women Architects, Engineers, Planners Association, Bangladesh)
3. Member, SAH (Society of Architectural Historians, USA)
4. Member, AHRA (Architecture Humanities Research Association, UK)
5. Member, AA (Architectural Association, UK)

Modern Architecture in South Asia, Cultural politics and architecture & Oral History and architectural pedagogy.