[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”ART OF ARCHITECTS EXHIBITION” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Coda%3Aregular%2C800|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Department of Architecture and Planning, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, presented class assignments subject to Foundation Studio in the first major exhibition named “ART OF ARCHITECTS”, was held on 8th November 2017 in K.B.A. Hall, Iqbal Campus.
The exhibition and assignments were supervised by the instructors Ar. Mushk Ghazanfer and Ar. Fahad Bughio and was observed by many visitors including famous Architects, DAP-DUET Alumni, Chairmen, faculty and students of different architectural and engineering schools. HR Mr. Iftikhar Soomro and the Chairperson (Department of Industrial Engineering) Dr.Zeeshan Memon, DUET, were also visited DAP-DUET see the exhibition.
The Vice Chancellor Dr. Faiz Ullah Abbasi inaugurated the exhibition being the Chief Guest of the exhibition, accompanied by the Academic Coordinator Dr. Dost Ali Khuwaja, and the Chairperson, Ar. Rabia Siddiqui.
The event went successful and considering the efforts of the 1st year students. The Worthy Vice Chancellor Dr. Faiz ullah Abbasi awarded a cash prize to students for future assignments along with a farmhouse visit which was followed by a dinner which encouraged the students. Moreover, DAP-DUET notable Alumni Ar. Arif Shah also donated cash to the department on this event.
Thesis at DAP-DUET:
December 20-23, and 28th
Final year thesis juries of the B-Arch batch 2013 were scheduled from December 20-23, and 28th at the Department of Architecture and Planning at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology. I; Ar. Tania Ali Soomro along with Ar. Rabia SiddiquI and Ar. Furqan Khan were appointed as the course instructors for the Thesis Design I and II that were based over two long semesters. A very kind support and facilitation by Dr. Faiz Ullah Abbasi, the Vice Chancellor- DUET, and by Dr Dost Ali Khowaja, the Academic Coordinator DAP-DUET.
The thesis topics/ ideas were modeled within different zones ranging from the health care projects to educational and training based institutions, from social issues to the environmentally response architecture and emerging rather challenging projects like landfill to the highly contentious topics such as heritage conservation and adoptive reuse. Urban Planning issues were also addressed as thesis projects by the students.
While instructing the course the student-teacher ratio was carefully placed to avoid any sort of maltreatment which resulted in 40 diversified and very fine tuned thesis projects. The methodology followed for thesis was studio based where students were encouraged to do the field surveys (where applied) and critical thinking over various aspects. The results of the research were based on the analysis of the questionnaires, field records, interviews, statistics and literature review in form of library/ archival research.
The research was made pertinent by regular input of the experts in form of lectures and workshops including the interactive discussions by the structural engineers and the MVP experts. Separate workshops based on the professional model making and presentation skills helped students develop their projects in near professional fashion which was highly appreciated among the jurors. The quality of work was assured by passing each stage of the thesis research and design through a panel of jury experts.
Thesis Show Exhibition:
December 30 – January 1st
For the first time in history the Department of Architecture and Planning at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology arranged a 3 days long thesis display for the final year B-Arch batch 2013 from December 30 till January 1st 2018.