Md. Sabbir Hussain, M. Arch

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, DUET, Gazipur

Md. Sabbir Hussain is a young educator-researcher. Besides, he maintains an independent practice as a professional architect, and till 2021, he has completed over fifty projects in Bangladesh. Hussain's research primarily focuses on human-centered design issues from the micro to macro scale. His works have been presented at several scholarly conferences, including some held in Singapore, India, and the United States. He is skilled in product design and fabrication and enthusiastic about AI in built-environmental design. He is affiliated with The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), and several international professional organizations.

Mobile: +8801710449368
Email: [email protected]
Field of interest: Climate Justice; Sustainability, Equity & Marginal Community Development; Socio-political Economics, Project Management
Field of specialization: Housing, Community Housing, Disaster-resilient Built-form Design, Computer Applications & BIM, Professional Practice
Degrees Obtained (Starting from Recent Degrees):
# Degree Institute Year Discipline & Field
1 M. Arch Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), USA 2022 Architecture
2 B. Arch Khulna University, Bangladesh 2014 Architecture
Employment Record (Starting from Present Position):
# Designation Institute Duration
1 Assistant Professor Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur 2019-11-25 : Continue
2 Lecturer Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur 2016-10-05 : 2019-11-24
3 Jr. Architect NKDM Association (NK-Japan, DMC-India, DDC-BD, Mott-UK), Dhaka Metro-rail Development Project (Line-6; CP-03, CP-04) 2015-04-02 : 2016-09-30
Other Related Experience (Indutry, Institution, etc.):
# Designation Institute Duration
1 Graduate Teaching Assistant Virginia Tech, USA 2021-08-10 : 2022-12-23
2 Intern (Mid Level) TRM Architecture, Design & Planning, PC, NY, USA 2022-05-23 : 2022-08-19
3 Associate Plan + Process LLP, USA 2022-04-01 : 2022-12-30
Additional Charges:
# Designation Faculty/ Department/ Institute/ Office Duration
1 Assistant Provost QK Hall 2023-09-24 : Continue
Consultancy and Sponsored Research Activities:
# Title Organization Role Fund Year
1 Community-Based Cultural & Eco-tourism Complex in Sundarbans Relief International UK Architect 00 2014-2015
2 Master Plan Revision of Bangladesh Agricultural University Existing Campus at Mymensingh (DPP) Bangladesh Agricultural University (CRTS DUET) Associate Architect 00 2017
3 Master Plan Revision of Sylhet Agricultural University 1st Campus at Tilagarh (DPP) Sylhet Agricultural University (CRTS DUET) Associate Architect 00 2018-2019
4 Master Plan of Sylhet Agricultural University 2nd Campus at Khadim Para (DPP) Sylhet Agricultural University (CRTS DUET) Associate Architect 00 2018-2019
5 Sylhet Agricultural University Central Auditorium Sylhet Agricultural University (CRTS DUET) Associate Architect 00 2018-2019
6 Syed Taser Ahmed Kallyanpuri Diabetic Hospital, Daulatpur, Kushtia Bangladesh Diabetic Samity Lead Architect 00 2021
7 Reconstruction of Main Entry of Security Printing Corporation Bangladesh Limited Security Printing Corporation Bangladesh Limited (CRTS DUET) Lead Architect 00 2021
8 Placemaking, Landscaping & Beautification of Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur 1st Campus Department of Architecture, DUET Lead Architect 00 2021
Publications (Journal):
# Year Title Authors Event
1 2023 Reimagining an American City where People without a House can Subsist Md. Sabbir Hussain Prometheus (IIT, Chicago, USA), Vol 6 (2023): Regenerative Cities: Infrastructure, Landscape, Buildings, and Technologies.
2 2018 Social Inclusion through Housing: An Experimental Proposition from a Theoretical Perspective Md. Sabbir Hussain, Manzur Morshed Khan MIST Journal of Science & Technology
3 2017 Income Increase and Its Impact on Housing Affordability: The Case of Government Employees in Dhaka after Eighth Pay Scale Md. Sabbir Hussain, Joarder Hafiz Ullah DUET Journal
Publications (Conference):
# Year Title Authors Event
1 2020 Disaster Adaptive Built-form Design for South-western Coastal Area of Bangladesh Md. Sabbir Hussain International Conference on ‘Climate Change Adaptation: Evidences from Best-Practice in Coastal Areas', German Alumni Association in Bangladesh. [Postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic]
2 2018 Improving Walkability: Footpath Design Framework for Gazipur Industrial District, Bangladesh Md. Sabbir Hussain, Mohammad Syedur Rahman Bhuiyan Proceedings of Great Asian Street Symposium (GASS)- 2018, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS)
3 2017 Housing to Eliminate Poverty & Social Exclusion: a Proposition for Monihar Harijan Slum, Jessore, Bangladesh Md. Sabbir Hussain Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment- SBE-2, 2017, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
4 2016 Design of Disaster Adaptive Settlement for a Socially Excluded Vulnerable Coastal Community: a Case of Banishanta Brothel Md. Sabbir Hussain Proceedings of the International Conference on Anthropology, Adaptation & Resilience in Climate Change Regime- 2016, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
5 2016 Reincarnating Eco-san Composting Latrines for Water-logged Rural Areas of Bangladesh Md. Sabbir Hussain Proceedings of the International Conference on Envisioning our Common Future-ICEOCF- 2016, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. [Abstract]
Fellowship / Membership of Scientific and Professional Societies:
# Type Organization Membership Code
1 Member Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) 00
2 Member The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 00
3 Member Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), Washington DC Chapter 00
4 Member U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 00
5 Member American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers & Architects (AABEA) 00
Honors and Awards:
# Title Event Year
1 Government Scholarship for Toppers Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination 2006
2 Best Designer PRP Publications, Khulna University 2013
3 Merit Scholarship Khulna University 201120122013
4 ADPC Research Fellowship Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand 2014
5 Best Paper Award MIST Journal of Science & Technology, Issue 3, 2018 2018
6 Tuition Fee Waiver Virginia Tech, USA 2021
7 DAAD Travel Grant Visiting TU Darmstadt, Germany for research collaboration 2022
8 Bangladesh Sweden Trust Fund BD-USA Travel Grant 2021
9 GSA Travel Grant, VT Visiting GSS, IIT, Chicago, USA 2022
10 GTA Award of Merit, Virginia Tech Excellence in Teaching Assistantship 2022
Guided Ph. D./ M.Sc. / M.Engg. Students:
# Programme Awarded Students Running Students
1 B.Arch. 8 0
List of Conferences, Short-term Course etc. Organized or Participated):
# Event Organizer Role Year
1 CPD: Introduction to Railroad Systems (=10 Professional Development Credit) John D. Triplett (NKDM Association) Participant 2016
2 Workshop on 'Sustainable Building: Design & Materials' Housing & Building Research Institute (HBRI) Participant 2016
3 CPD: Preparing Construction Documents Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) Participant 2016
4 CPD: Dhaka Megacity Building Construction Act 2008 Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) Participant 2016
Course Conducted:
# Programme Course No Course Title Year
1 B.Sc. ARCH-5821 Professional Practice 2016-2021
2 B.Sc. ARCH-2621 Basic Physical Planning 2017-2021
3 B.Sc. ARCH-4811 Housing 2017-2021
4 B.Sc. ARCH-5813 Research Methodology 2016-2021
5 B.Sc. ARCH-2611 Art Appreciation 2017