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

Ar. Shahriar Iqbal Raj

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

M.Sc in Digital Architecture, Newcastle University, UK
B.Arch, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)

Office : +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1855
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Cell    : +88 01713060868

Room location: SAC 909, Department of Architecture


I am Assistant Professor for the Department of Architecture at North-South University. I also look after the North-South University Art and Photography Club. As faculty advisor of the club, I oversee the creative activities related to art and photography as students extra co-curriculum activities. I am continuing as a full-time faculty member in North-South for more than 12 years. During my extended service period, I am involved with the modification of Architecture-undergraduate curriculum, establishing Building Research Lab, research and Department Computer Lab.

As an Assistant Professor of Architecture within the Department of Architecture, I teach in the undergraduate studios focused on tall building and complex functionalities, theory courses those are concerning Architectural History and Construction Methodology.

Still, at North-South University, I was previously worked as a lecturer for the Department of Architecture at American International University (AIUB) and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jahangirnagar University (public university).

ARC 241: Architectural Heritage I- World I

A comprehensive review of world architecture as a perpetual process of evolution through ages from Prehistory to Renaissance, primarily but not exclusively with reference to Western Civilization. Ideology, analysis, and criticism through reading and writing. Critical evolution of city planning and architecture from political, social and religious viewpoints with examples from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and India. Comparative study of European art and architecture from early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, Medieval, Gothic and Renaissance periods with their context and background.

3 Credits, 3 Hours

ARC 272: Construction II- Technology  

 Building science and technology with emphasis on the process of project execution from design initiation to construction completion; comprehensive study of the building construction and systems, materials and methods, and their implications on sustainability and decision-making. Moisture and thermal protection, termite control, insulation, etc. Doors and windows. 

3 Credits, 3 Hours

ARC 273: Construction III- Workshop 

Acquiring execution knowledge in a real project with variables affecting the outcome, including: devising methods and strategies for effective project execution; mediation of disputes and conflicts. On-going major construction projects to be used as Learning Laboratories. Lectures and demonstrations on soil test, foundation, brickwork, paint, carpentry and electrical appliances.

1 Credit, 2 Hours, Field


ARC 293: Design-Related-Media

Importance of different instruments in architectural study and presentation. Use of computer and software for digital presentation; animation and walk-through. Multi-media applications. 3D Architecture and solid modeling. Properties and uses of various media, materials and processes as tools for analysis, documentation and presentation of the designed environment. Skills and techniques relating to photography, printmaking, ceramics and pottery will be explored. Dark room technique.

3 Credits, 6 Hours

Design Studio

ARC 317: Professional Studies Studio II- Complex Function 

Exploratory investigation and analysis of the interaction between architectural concepts and forces of nature and the human intentions to which they respond. Development of awareness and perception of fundamentals of architecture: scale, proportion and space. Critical study of form and spatial quality, and indoor-outdoor relationship. Program preparation, design development, evaluation and criticism.

6 Credits, 12 Hours

ARC 318: Professional Studies Studio III- Complex Function

Review of design principles; experimentation with the vocabulary of architectural form, space and order; understanding function, structure and environment and their relationships. Understanding the phenomenology of elements of shelter; climatic, technological and environmental implications in designing space. Design exercises on complex briefs emphasizing innovative ideas that incorporate formal and functional expressions, environmental needs and structural solutions.

6 Credits, 12 Hours