current position

Founder and Principal Architect of Marina Tabassum Architects. MTA

LV-1, House 40. Road 6A. Dhanmondi. Dhaka 1205. Bangladesh. Telephone 9111886

Visiting Professor at the BRAC University, Dhaka Bangladesh.

Joined Department of Architecture, BRAC University. as a visiting faculty since September, 2005
Design Studio Critic undergraduate program.
Course coordinator, Contemporary South Asian Architecture.


Founder Partner of URBANA

An Architectural Practice. Dhaka. Bangladesh. Worked as Partner from November 1995 to April 2005.

Projects completed

J.A. Naser Residence. North Avenue Gulshan. Dhaka. Completed in September 2001
Anjuman. Block E. Lalmatia. Dhaka. Bangladesh. Completed in June 2001
BEN Bangladesh ltd. Factory Building at DEPZ Dhaka Completed in September 2001
Liberation War Museum and Independence Monument. Suhrawardy Udyan. Dhaka. On going project. Started in August 1998
A-5, Architects residence. Lalmatia. Dhaka. Completed in February 2002
Exhibition Design and Execution on the Birth Centenary of Loius I Kahn Architect of Sher e Bangla Nagar and the Capitol Complex. South Plaza. Shangshad Bhaban. Sher e Bangla Nagar. Dhaka. Exhibited in February 2001.
Exhibition Design on The Textile Tradition of Bangladesh. Bengal Gallery. Dhaka. Exhibited in 2003.
Aarong. Moghbazaar. Dhaka. Completed in November 2003.
Aarong. Sylhet. Completed in August 2004.
Cultural Centre for The Ministry Of Tourism, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on going project.
Show Room for Jatra, Gulshan, Dhaka, completed in September 2007

on going projects

Comfort Reverie.Road 1. Banani. Dhaka.

Twelve storied multi family residential building. Expected date of completion June 2009.

Alokdeep. Road 5. Dhanmondi. Dhaka.

Six storied multi family residential building. Expected date of completion June 2009.

Bait ur Rouf Jamme Masjid. Faidabad. Uttara. Dhaka.

Expected date of completion October 2008.

J-61. Baridhara. Dhaka. Six storied multi family residential building.

Expected date of completion September 2009.

Office, Rest House and workersí residence for UNDPís Hybrid Hoffman Brick Kiln Project at Dhamrai. Dhaka .

On going project. Expected date of completion May 2009.

Master Plan and detail design of Textile Industry for Noor Checks and Stripes. Gazipur. Dhaka.

Panigram Eco Resort at Jessore

Expected date of completion April 2009

Renovation of Khazana Restaurant at itís new Location at Gulshan two.

Expected date of completion February 2009

Partner of The Goethe Institute and working as Architectural Consultant in various renovation of The Goethe Institute at Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Working as a Consultant for the Clean Energy Alternative

A GTZ funded project to promote the use of Green Brick in Bangladesh.

Worked as Project Architect from 1993 to October 1995 with Nandan Architects, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Office of Architectural Practice headed by Uttam Kumar Shaha Architect.


Habibur Rahman Scholarship. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Awarded for Excellent achievement in Design in Academic Years from 1989 to 1994.
First Prize in the National Competition for The Independence Monument and The Liberation War Museum. Suhrawardi Udyan. Dhaka. Bangladesh. Organized by The Ministry of Housing and Public Works. Award presented by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Shekh Hasina. 1997.
Architect of the Year Award 2001 - Presented by the Honorable Vice President of India Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 2004.
A5, Architects Residence was one of the 23 finalists of the second phase of Aga Khan Award For Architecture 2004.
Shirsha Dash. Top Ten Women of Bangladesh 2004 Presented by Ananya, in February 2005.
Second Runner up in the National Architectural Design Competition for The Visitors Interpretation Centre at Lawachhara. Shrimangal. Bangladesh, organized by The Ministry of Environment and Forest. 2006. and USAID.


URBANA around Dhaka A Book on the Completed Works till 2004.
Projects Published in numerous books and Journals.
The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture Published in 2004, Project A5, Architects Residence.
Erco Lichtbericht Published in 2003 in Germany, Project A5, Architects Residence.
Asian Houses Published in 2003 in Spain, Project A5, Architects Residence.
Architects and Builders Publication in 2004 from India, Project NEK 10, J A Naser Residence
Archasia Design Magazine Publications in 2003 and 2004 from Malaysia, Projects include NEK 10 J A Naser
AD, Made in India Publication of February 2008 Projects include NEK10, A5 Architectís Residence
JAMINI,Publication of April 2008 Projects include A5 Architectís Residence, Shadhinata Stambha, Comfort Reverie.
JAMINI, Publication of April 2008, Published an Essay on Contemporary Architecture Of Bangladesh along with Architect Kazi Khaleed Ashraf.
Projects and interviews were Published in many Local Daily News papers and Magazines including The Daily Star, Prothom Alo, Ice Today, Zone, Ananya etc.