DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

The main objective of the Bachelor of Architecture program is to train students to become professionally sound and creative architects and to prepare them for higher studies. Teaching is focused on enhancing creative abilities, critical thinking, professional competence and ethical practice.

After the first two foundation semesters, the third and fourth semesters are focused on the basics of architectural design with emphasis on the understanding of architecture as a combination of functional and aesthetic concerns. The course introduces design activity through the study of basic interrelationship of spaces and generation of architectural form based upon program, building materials, technology and aesthetic sensibilities. Geographical and cultural context plays a very important role in the design process.

The fifth and sixth semesters form the intermediate level of the course and introduce advanced structures, building technologies and systems. Understanding of the context in master planning plays a vital role in developing design as a catalyst for the creation of a better built environment. The students at this stage are also introduced to the issues of sustainability in design of built environment.

The seventh and eighth semesters are the start of advanced level that broadens the horizon of study to encompass the issues of city, its built environment and the urban culture. This includes the role of individual building in its wider physical and cultural context and its impact on the built environment. Topics like regeneration of historic urban centers and housing form the main focus at this level.

The ninth and tenth semesters are for the thesis that focus on independent research on a topic of personal interest and its articulation in the form of a final design project.

PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE
Foundation Semesters

1st Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FNDN-1101 Drawing I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1102 Drafting I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1103 Design Process I Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1104 Sculpture I Foundation Studio 3
COMP-1101 English Language and Literature I Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1106 History of Art I Foundation Theory 1
FNDN-1107 Introduction to the Arts I Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1102 Pakistan Studies Compulsory Theory 2
Total 18

2nd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
FNDN-1201 Drawing II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1202 Drafting II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1203 Design Process II Foundation Studio 3
FNDN-1204 Sculpture II Foundation Studio 3
COMP-1201 English Language and Literature II Compulsory Theory 2
FNDN-1206 History of Art II Foundation Theory 1
FNDN-1207 Introduction to the Arts II Foundation Theory 1
COMP-1202 Islamiat Compulsory Theory 2
Total 18

3rd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
ARCH-2101 Architecture Design I Core Studio 8
ARCH-2102 Materials and Building Construction I Core Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-2103 Theory of Stucture I Core Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-2104 Freehand Drawing I Elective Studio 2
ARCH-2105 History of Art & Architecture I Core Theory 2
ARCH-2106 Computer Applications I Elective Theory 2
Total 18

4th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
ARCH-2201 Architecture Design II Core Studio 8
ARCH-2202 Materials and Building Construction II Core Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-2203 Theory of Structure II Core Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-2204 Freehand Drawing II Elective Studio 2
ARCH-2205 History of Art and Architecture II Core Theory 2
ARCH-2206 Computer Applications II Elective Theory 2
Total 18

5th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
ARCH-3101 Architecture Design III Core Studio 8
ARCH-3102 Materials and Building Construction III Core Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-3103 Building Services I Core Studio 2
ARCH-3104 Urban Design I Elective Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-3105 History of Art and Architecture III Core Theory 2
ARCH-3106 Sustainable Systems I Elective Theory 2
Total 18

6th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
ARCH-3201 Architecture Design IV Core Studio 8
ARCH-3202 Research Methodology Core Theory 1
ARCH-3203 Building Services II Core Theory 2
ARCH-3204 Urban Design II Elective Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-3205 History of Art and Architecture IV Core Theory 2
ARCH-3206 Sustainable Systems II Elective Theory 2
Total 17

7th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
ARCH-4101 Architecture Design V Core Studio 8
ARCH-4102 Landscaping Elective Theory 2
ARCH-4103 Urban Planning I Elective Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-4104 Architecture Seminar I Elective Theory 2
ARCH-4105 History of Art and Architecture V Core Theory 2
Total 16

8th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
ARCH-4201 Architecture Design VI Core Studio 8
ARCH-4202 Environmental Psychology Elective Theory 2
ARCH-4203 Urban Planning II Elective Studio-Theory 2
ARCH-4204 Architecture Seminar II Elective Theory 2
ARCH-4205 History of Art and Architecture VI Core Theory 2
Total 16

9th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
ARCH-5101 Architecture Design VII Core Studio 6
ARCH-5102 Thesis Research and Writing Core Studio-Theory 8
ARCH-5103 Professional Practice Elective Theory 2
ARCH-5104 Project Management Elective Studio-Theory 2
Total 18

10th Semester

Thesis 18 credits


Elective Courses

From 3rd semester onwards, a student will be able to choose elective courses from within his/her department and from other departments with the help of assigned advisor. Each Elective Course will be of 2 credit hours.


Code Courses Type
ARCH-2101 Architecture Design I Studio
ARCH-2102 Materials and Building Construction I Theory/Studio
ARCH-2104 Freehand Drawing I Studio
ARCH-2105 History of Art & Architecture I Theory
ARCH-2106 Computer Applications I Theory
ARCH-2201 Architecture Design II Studio
ARCH-2202 Materials and Building Construction II Theory/Studio
ARCH-2204 Freehand Drawing II Studio
ARCH-2205 History of Art & Architecture II Theory
ARCH-2206 Computer Applications II Theory
ARCH-3102 Materials and Building Construction III Theory/Studio
ARCH-3105 History of Art and Architecture III Theory
ARCH-3106 Sustainable Systems I Theory
ARCH-3204 Urban Design Theory/Studio
ARCH-3205 History of Art and Architecture IV Theory
ARCH-3206 Sustainable Systems II Theory
ARCH-4102 Landscaping Theory
ARCH-4103 Urban Planning I Theory/Studio
ARCH-4104 Architecture Seminar I Theory
ARCH-4105 History of Art and Architecture V Theory
ARCH-4201 Architecture Design VI Studio
ARCH-4202 Environmental Psychology Theory
ARCH-4203 Urban Planning II Theory/Studio
ARCH-4204 Architecture Seminar II Theory
ARCH-4205 History of Art and Architecture VI Theory
STUDENT'S
WORK
FACULTY
Prof. Dr. Syed Faisal Sajjad

Head of Department
B. Arch. NCA, Lahore
M. Arch. UET Lahore
PhD UET,Lahore

Attiq Ahmed

Associate Professor
B. Arch. National College of Arts, Lahore
M. Sc. Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, New York, USA

Zahid Usman

Associate Professor
B. Arch. NCA
M. Sc. in Architectural Lighting
Design, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Rabia Ezdi

Associate Professor
B. Arch. NCA
M. Sc. Urban Management and Development
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland

Amna Majeed

Associate Professor
B. Arch. NCA
Master of Urban Design
Development and Design,
University of New South
Wales, Sydney, Australia

Khalid Ibrahim

Associate Professor
B. Arch. NCA,Lahore
M. Arch. U.E.T., Lahore
MDS- Historic Preservation BAC, USA

Hafsa Imtiaz

Associate Professor
B. Arch. NCA,Lahore
M. Arch, Urban Building from Glasgow School of Art,
Makintosh School of Architecture

Muhammad Ali Tirmizi

Assistant Professor
B. Arch. NCA

Muhammad Azib Bajwa

Assistant Professor
B. Arch UET, Lahore
M. Arch UET, Lahore

Syed Ali Pasha

Assistant Professor
B. Arch. NCA, Lahore
M. Arch. Architecture Design, University of Nottingham, UK

Sulman Lateef

Assistant Professor
B.Arch. NCA

Fariha Shahid

Assistant Professor
B. Arch. UET, Lahore

Asad Ali

Assistant Professor
B. Arch. NCA
M. Arch. Kingston University of London

Umair Zia Malik

Assistant Professor
B.Arch NCA
M.Arch U.E.T, Lahore

Zunaira Batool

Assistant Professor
B. Arch. Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi
M. Phil in Conservation & Management-NCA, Lahore

Daniya Atta

Assistant Professor
B. Arch. NCA
M. Arch. Colombia University, New York, USA

Sarah Khadijah Cheema

Assistant Professor
B. Arch. NCA
M. Arch. Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, London’s Global University

Naveed Hussain

Lecturer
B. Arch. NCA
M. Arch. Punjab University, Arts & Design, Lahore

Mulghalarra Khan

Lecturer
B. Arch. NCA
Master in Urban Design
Vrije University of Brussels
Master of Arts Urban Studies (MA), University of Vienna (Universitat Wien)

Sama Khan

Lecturer
B. Arch. NCA
M. Arch. (Architecture, Cultural Identity & Globalization) University of Westminster, London, UK

Mahina Reki

Lecturer
B.Arch. NCA
M.Arch. Ghazi University Ankara, Turkey

Jabir Hussain

Lecturer
B.Arch. NCA

Awais Aqdus

Lecturer
B.Arch. NCA
Master of Monumental Heritage, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

FACULTY FOUNDATION SEMESTER

Khalid Ibrahim
Head of Foundation Year

Associate Professor
Architecture

Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Prof. Dr. Farida Batool
Shehnaz Malhi
Sadia Amin Raja
Ali Baba
Awais Aqdus
Kiran Saleem
Muhammad Arshad Saeed
Zohreen Murtaza
Ammara Khalid
Ghazala Raees
Tausif Zain Ul Abedin
Wasim Akhtar
Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi
Qurat ul ain Shams
Naveen Zehra
Natasha Cornelious



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