Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) hosted a grand ceremony on September 1, 2017 at IAB Center in Agargaon to formally recognize the nine undergraduate architecture schools out of nearly thirty existing in Bangladesh. The event also included the induction of fresh architects as members in this professional body.
Chief Guest of this event was eminent author, activist and Professor Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal. Invited Vice Chancellors of different universities, renowned academicians, current & past IAB officials, hundreds of fellow architects were present on this occasion. AIUB in this ceremony was represented by the Dean of Engineering Faculty Professor Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain and Head of Architecture Department M. Arefeen Ibrahim. Certificate of Accreditation was formally handed over to AIUB representatives by the President of IAB Professor Dr. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed. This is worth mentioning that Architecture program of AIUB earned accreditation from IAB back in 2014.
The nine Universities with IAB accredited B.Arch programs so far are: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, American International University-Bangladesh, Brac University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, North South University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Stamford University Bangladesh, State University of Bangladesh and University of Asia Pacific.
The very first members of IAB from AIUB graduates took oath among others in the Induction ceremony as well on this very day. The Full Members passed the professional examinations of IAB and fulfilled other requirements to get their professional license. These events were followed by cultural program and dinner. It is indeed a matter of pride for us and a memorable event to cherish in the journey of this department.