Fariha Seraj, M. Arch

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, DUET, Gazipur

Fariha Seraj is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur, Bangladesh where she has been a faculty member since 2015. Fariha completed her M.Arch and her undergraduate studies at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka. Her research interest lies in the area of Daylighting in Architecture, Environmental Design and Building Simulations. She has several publications including Clerestories and WWR of bedrooms for daylighting deep in residential apartments (PLEA 2020), Balcony shading configurations for daylighting residential buildings (DUET Journal), Window location and configuration of bedrooms for daylighting residential apartment buildings (ICGraCe 2018).

Email: [email protected]
Office: 49274034-53, Extn: 2181,
Address: Department of Architecture, DUET, Gazipur-1707,
Field of interest: Bioclimatic Design, Energy Efficient Architecture, Building Performance Simulation
Field of specialization: Daylighting in Architecture, Daylight Simulation
Degrees Obtained (Starting from Recent Degrees):
# Degree Institute Year Discipline & Field
1 M. Arch Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, BUET, Dhaka 2018 Architecture
2 B. Arch Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, BUET, Dhaka 2013 Architecture
3 HSC Holy Cross College, Dhaka 2006 Science
4 SSC Mohammadpur Preparatory Higher Secondary Girls' School, Dhaka 2004 Science
Employment Record (Starting from Present Position):
# Designation Institute Duration
1 Assistant Professor Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Gazipur 2018-07-22 : Continue
2 Lecturer Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Gazipur 2015-01-26 : 2018-07-21
3 Lecturer Sonargaon University, Dhaka 2014-01-31 : 2014-08-31
4 Architect, Project Planning Department Trust Alliance Technology Limited, Dhaka 2014-07-01 : 2014-10-31
Consultancy and Sponsored Research Activities:
# Title Organization Role Fund Year
1 Optimization of windows and partition walls of residential apartments using parametric based multi- objective optimization method. Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur (DUET) Project Director 302000.00 BDT 2022-2024
2 CRTS (Central Research Testing Service) Project titled, “Preparation of new master plan merging with the existing built forms of Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhey”. CRTS, Department of Architecture, DUET Project Architect 12,00,000 2018
Publications (Journal):
# Year Title Authors Event
1 2019 Effect of different balcony shading configurations on daylighting residential dining spaces in tropical climate. Fariha Seraj, Md. Ashikur Rahman Joarder DUET Journal
Publications (Conference):
# Year Title Authors Event
1 2020 Clerestories for Daylighting Deep in Residential Apartments: A search for window to wall ratio for bedrooms for dining illumination Fariha Seraj, Md. Ashikur Rahman Joarder 35th PLEA Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference: Planning Post Carbon Cities
2 2018 Performance evaluation of window location and configuration to improve daylighting of residential apartment buildings Fariha Seraj, Md. Ashikur Rahman Joarder 2nd International Conference on Green Architecture (ICGrA 2018)
Fellowship / Membership of Scientific and Professional Societies:
# Type Organization Membership Code
1 Member IAB AS-273
Honors and Awards:
# Title Event Year
1 University Merit Scholarship BUET 2007
2 University Merit Scholarship BUET 2008
3 University Merit Scholarship BUET 2011
4 Board Technical Scholarship Higher Secondary Certificate Examination 2007
5 Board Merit scholarship Secondary Certificate Examination 2004
Guided Ph. D./ M.Sc. / M.Engg. Students:
# Programme Awarded Students Running Students
1 B.Arch. 12 0
Student Details:
116003- Tourist Center, Munshiganj, Satkhira
126016- Center for Rehabilitation of Paralysed (CRP), Gazipur
126021- Sunamganj Textile University, Sunamganj.
126028- 500 Bed Children Hospital, Barishal.
136008- 500 Bed Women & Child Care Hospital, Chandpur.
136010- 5 Star Hotel, Cox's Bazar.
136019- Nijhum Nishorgo, Nijhum Deep.
136028- Porjoton Resort, Chapainawabganj.
136029- International Tourism Complex, Sylhet.
146020- Ancient University of Pandit Vihara, Chittagong.
146027- Nakhshi Palli
146028- 5 Stra Hotel, Kuakata.
List of Conferences, Short-term Course etc. Organized or Participated):
# Event Organizer Role Year
1 Exhibition 2018, Department of Architecture, DUET Department of Architecture, DUET, Gazipur Convener 2018
Course Conducted:
# Programme Course No Course Title Year
1 B.Sc. ARCH-1721 Building and Finished Materials 2015-2021
2 B.Sc. ARCH-2411 Climate and Design 2017-2021
3 B.Sc. ARCH-2511 History of Architecture-II 2015-2019
4 B.Sc. ARCH-2521 History of Architecture-III 2015-2021
5 B.Sc. ARCH-4411 Landscape Design 2015
6 B.Sc. ARCH-1122 Design-I 2015, 2020
7 B.Sc. ARCH-2112 Design-II 2016, 2018, 2021
8 B.Sc. ARCH-2122 Design-III 2016
9 B.Sc. ARCH-3112 Design-IV 2017, 2021
10 B.Sc. ARCH-3122 Design-V 2018
11 B.Sc. ARCH-4112 Design-VI 2018
12 B.Sc. ARCH-5112 Design-VIII 2018
13 B.Sc. ARCH-1222 Architectural Graphics-II 2015, 2020
14 B.Sc. ARCH-2312 Computer Applications-II 2017, 2019, 2021
15 B.Sc. ARCH-2314 Photography & Graphic Reproduction 2018
16 B.Sc. ARCH-3312 Working Drawing II 2017
17 B.Sc. ARCH-3322 Interior Design Studio 2017