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Dr.Mamun Rashid Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Ph.D. in Built Environment/Architecture, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia

Research Interests:

  • Housing &Urban studies, Geography, Planning & Development, Architectural Design & Construction, Vernacular Architecture & Tectonics, User Perception & Residential Satisfaction


• 2012: Doctor of Philosophy, Built Environment / Architecture (PhD degree by research), Faculty of the Built Environment, The University of New South Wales (UNSW) , Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia • Master of Architecture, 2000 (M. Arch., Research 50% & theory courses 50%), Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh • Bachelor of Architecture, 1993 (B. Arch., 5 year professional program), Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1st class [performance. Top 4th position]
• 2012 – Ongoing: Architectural Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE • 2004 - 2008: UNSW, Sydney, Australia • 1994 – 2003: Lecturer & Assistant Professor at BUET. (1994 - 2003)
• Member AIA - American Institute of Architects, Int’l Assoc. AIA Number 38481103 • Member ASHRAE -American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; ID 8284714 • Member EGBC – Emirates Green Building Council; UAE. • Member ACI - American Concrete Institute; ACI Member #:1321169 • Member AISC- American Institute of Steel Construction; AISC ID:3079004
Recent Journal Papers (since joining UOS, 2012): Ara, Dilshad, & Rashid, M. 2015, ‘Urban-vernacular' walk-ups: Mapping form, spaces and technology in an urban private housing typology in Dhaka’ in Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal. Volume 9 Number 1; Autumn/Fall 2015. ISSN 1752-9638. (Henry Stewart Publications, UK) Rashid, Mamun, and Dilshad Rahat Ara. 2015. Modernity in tradition: Reflections on building design and technology in the Asian vernacular. Frontiers of Architectural Research 4 (1):46-55. ISSN 2095-2635, (Elsevier) Rashid, M., & Ara,D. 2015, Designed outdoor spaces and greenery in an inner city area: A case study from Sydney, in Landscape Research. Volume 40, Issue 7, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2015.1051523. (Taylor & Francis/Routledge) Rashid, M., & Ara,D. 2015, ' Breathing Spaces in Inner Urban Neighbourhoods in Sydney: The Impact of Sustainable Open Spaces', in The International Journal Of Environmental Sustainability. Volume 10, Issue 2, July 2015, pp.1-13 (Commongroundpublishing, USA) Ara,D., & Rashid, M. 2016, ‘Between the built and the unbuilt in vernacular studies: the architecture of the Mru of the Chittagong Hills’, in The Journal of Architecture. Vol. 21, Issue. 1, 2016. DOI:10.1080/13602365.2015.1137620, (Taylor & Francis/Routledge) Ara, Dilshad, & Rashid, M. 2016, ‘Creative Mappings: Tracking local dwelling changes in the Chittagong Hills: perspectives on vernacular architecture’, Journal of Cultural Geography, Volume 33, Issue 2, 2016, DOI:10.1080/08873631.2016.1159020, (Taylor & Francis/Routledge). Journal Papers: Ara,D., & Rashid, M.2007, ‘The Thin Line between Tradition and Modernity: The Poetics of Vernacular Dwellings of Chittagong Hill Tracts’, Protibesh: Environment, Journal of the Department of Architecture, vol 11 (2), pp. 5-15. ISSN: 1812-8068 Ara,D., & Rashid, M. 2003, ‘Rediscovering the vernacular architecture of the hill people: the Mru house of the Chittagong Hill Tracts’, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Hum., 48(1), pp .171-188. ISSN: 1015-6836 Conference paper: Rashid, M., & Ara,D.2009, “Where is the sustainable buzz? : Design and liveability of higher density urban housing in inner Sydney”, in Stephen Loo, Gregory Nolan, Sabrina Sequeira, Florence Soriano (eds), Performative Ecologies in the Built Environment: Sustainability Research Across Disciplines: 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Launceston: 2009. (Refereed conference paper) Rashid, M.2007, ‘Diversity in Housing: Reassessing the medium-density house forms of Sydney’, in Housing and Globalisation, APNHR (the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research) Conference, Kobe: 2005. Rashid, M. 2007, ‘Users’ – Architects’ viewpoint: A basis for reinvestigation of urban multifamily housing forms (Sydney)’, in 18 Commonwealth Association of Architects [CAA] Conference 2006. [Published by Commonwealth Association of Architects & Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), in Society Architects and Emerging Issues, Dhaka, April 2007] Rashid, M. 2005, “Reassessing ‘people and residential environment’: socio-spatial aspects of built forms”, in Fabricating Sustainability, 39th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Wellington: 2005. (Refereed conference paper) Rashid, M.2005, “Socio-spatial aspects of built forms: an interface of ‘people and residential environment’”, in Roberta Julian, Reannan Rottier and Rob White (eds), Community, Place, Change - The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2005, Sandy Bay: 2005. (Refereed conference paper) Ara,D., & Rashid, M. 2003, ‘Learning from Non-Pedigreed Architects: Tribal Houses of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh’, Z N Ahmed, K M Maniruzzaman & R Hafiz [eds], Architecture Overcoming Constraints [proceedings of the International Seminar at BUET, 2003], Dhaka, pp 9-16. Rashid, M.2002, ‘Housing at Uttara Model Town: An Analysis and exploring ways to tackle the housing problem of Middle class’, Housing and Development (HDM), Advanced International Training Programme - 2002, Lund University, Lund, Sweden ( Rashid, M., & Chowdhury, B.1996, ‘Dhaka City - The Impact of colonial Development Vis-a-vis the Coeval Urban Milieu’, Department of Architecture, Future of the Past: Architectural Heritage of Dhaka, proceedings of the International Seminar, at BUET on Jan 13-14,1996.
• Awarded the prestigious ‘New South Global Scholarship, 2004’ along with International postgraduate research scholarship (IPRS) from FBE, UNSW, Sydney for PhD candidature. The Faculty of the Built Environment awarded NSGS at a formal award ceremony—held for honouring outstanding students with academic excellence. The award amount equals to 49000 Aus $ per annum (25927 $ + international student tuition fee 24480 $). Refer to Annual Awards Ceremony 2004 at UNSW, For details on annual postgraduate international fees refer to, • Bachelor of Architecture, thesis design project ‘Civic Center- Rajshahi’ was exhibited as one of the 12 best projects of 1993 at the National Arts Academy (Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka). • Won Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), organized national level design competition for Uttara Club Complex. Was part of three-member design team from Consulting Options Ltd. Developed Design concept and prepared literary review on physical design & concept of the proposed complex design. • Awarded for making significant contribution to a research group at UNSW—'Urban & Cultural studies'. However, as my research was multidisciplinary, had yearly reviews (doctoral research presentations) in both 'Environment & Sustainability' and 'Urban & Cultural Studies' group.
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