Thursday, May 29, 2008


Community Technical Housing Services Association (COMTECHSA) U.K
Global Built Environment Review

Based on the current demand for sustainable design professionals and the future need for environmentally sustainable education in Pakistan & UK, a collaborative post-graduate program; Masters of Architecture in “Sustainable Design” is proposed. Sustainable Design Program, Faculty of Architecture, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK has agreed to establish and design this program jointly. Higher Education Commission Pakistan and British Council Pakistan are promoting this program under Joint Higher Education Links Program (JHELP). The goal of the program is to educate students in the area of Sustainable Architecture Design with an innovative program that is truly unique. This initiative will lead to a master’s degree program starting in 2009.

As part of this initiative the first seminar is being organized at COMTECHSA, Liverpool to lay the foundation for the development of a truly unique curriculum for this Masters program.


Seminar Secretariat UK
Ar. Dr. Tasleem Shakur (Link Coordinator & Program Director)
Dr. Linda Rush (Asst. Link Coordinator)
Ar Galib Khan (Community Architect; COMTECHSA)
Jamie Halsall (Global Built Environment Review)
Edge Hill University, Lancashire L39 4QP, United Kingdom; ;

Seminar Secretariat Pakistan
Ar. Muhammad Ali Tirmizi (Link Coordinator & Program Director)
Ar. Syed Faisal Sajjad (Asst. Link Coordinator)
Ar. Prof. Fauzia Qureshi (Head; Dept. of Architecture; NCA)
Ar. Dr. Shakeel Qureshi (Associate Prof; Dept. of Architecture; NCA)
Sustainable Design Program; Faculty of Architecture;
National College of Arts, 4 The Mall, Lahore-54500; Pakistan;;
Architecture-Urbanism is dedicated to a) those who are interested in creating livable and sustainable environments and buildings that meet socio-cultural and socio-behavioral needs of people, environments that are responsive to historical, traditional and physical constraints, b) to those who are interested in finding panacea for the ills of our globalized world, and c) to those who are interested in regaining what cultures and societies have lost by the acts of architects. ____________________________________________________________________________