After graduating in 1983, Jalal Ahmad established an architectural firm in partnership with two other architects. In 1997 after dissolution of the partnership firm he started his independent practice J. A. Architect. Over the last 23 years he has designed varied projects ranging from small training center made of mud blocks to large academic institutions and from prototype low cost houses for the rural poor to multifamily urban apartments. For his designs, he often draws inspiration from the elements of traditional architecture but never imitates the past. His recent projects are expressions of innovative design solutions in response to their context and contemporary needs.
Jalal Ahmad jointly won 1st prize in the Mujibnagar Memorial design competition in 1984. Beside buildings, he has also been actively involved in various planning and interior projects.
A number of building projects designed by Jalal Ahmad has been published in leading international & national architectural journals.
Currently, he is a visiting faculty at the Department of Architecture, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka.
He has also served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB).
He is a founder executive committee member of the architectural research & study group Chetana Sthapatya Unnayan Society.
__EURASIAN TRAVELS offices at the following locations:
- Mohakhali, Dhaka (1983) - Motijheel C/A, Dhaka.
__Head office of SHAMSUL AL AMIN GROUP Dilkhusha C/A, Dhaka (1992)
__1st prize winner in open design competition Mujibnagar Memorial at Meherpur, Kushtia. (1983) Client: PWD, Govt. of the Peoples of Bangladesh
__3rd prize winner in open design competition. Uttara Club Complex at Uttara, Dhaka. (1995) Client: Uttara Club Limited.
__BCIC Pavilion designed by the Architect own 2nd prize from the Industrial Fair Management Committee in 1981. PROJECTS PUBLISHED:
Training & Resource Center, BRAC at Bogra. Scholastica School, Dhaka. __‘Indian Architect & Builder’.(September 2001), vol.15, No.01, pages 144-147.
__SCHOLASTICA SENIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS at Uttara, Dhaka in “Dhaka’s Architectural Scenario”, ‘The Daily Star’ (9th May 2001), p.16.
__SCHOLASTICA SENIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS at Uttara, Dhaka in the Daily Pratham Alo (13th May 2001), page.20.
__TRAINING & RESOURCE CENTRE, BRAC at Faridpur in “Architecture in the Spirit of a Place” The Daily Star (16th May, 1999), page.5.
__TRAINING & RESOURCE CENTER, BRAC at Faridpur in ‘Contemporary Architecture & City Form, The South Asian Paradigm’ 1997. Front Cover & page 36.
__Project Review: “Banchte Shekha”, INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION (ITRAD), Arabpur, Jessore in ‘Sthapatya O’Nirman’ April-June1996.Pages 22-26.
__Project Review: TRAINING & RESOURCE ENTER, BRAC at Rangpur. ‘Architecture + Design’.(May-June 1988) vol.4, No.4, pages 42,44.
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
__Slide Presentation on Own Works in Architecture Festival 2001 at the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, November, 2001
__Slide Presentation on Scholastica Senior School Campus at Sector-1, Uttara at Goethe Institute, Dhaka. May 2001
__Participated and presented a study on Buriganga Riverfront Development at the “Save Buriganga” Workshop Jointly Organized by The Daily Star and CHETANA, 1999
__Slide presentation on Contemporary Architecture of Bangladesh at the Sri Lankan Institute of Architects (SLIA), June 1990.
__Represented Bangladesh in the Regional Seminar on Housing at Colombo, Srilanka, organized by Regional Architectural Program of South Asia (RAPSA), 1989
__Slide presentation on Le Cobusier’s Works in India at the Birth Centenary Celebration of the Architect jointly organized by Chetana & Alliance Francaise, Dhaka March 1988
__Participated & presented a study on Buriganga Riverfront development in the workshop "Dhaka City and its Architecture" jointly sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT & Harvard University and CHETANA, 1987
__Participated in discussion on ‘Housing Situation of Dhaka City’ in 'DRISHTIPAT'- Radio Bangladesh, September, 1987
__Slide presentation on ’Houses of Bangladesh’ at the workshop called "Dhaka City and its Architecture" jointly sponsored by Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at M.I.T. Harvard & Chetana. August 1987.
__Presented a paper on Architectural Education in Bangladesh jointly at the regional Seminar. "Architectural Design & Education" organized by CHETANA at Dhaka., March, 1987
__of a rural house in the workshop on “Openings in Buildings” at Lahore organized by Regional Architectural Program of South Asia (RAPSA), 1987.
__Slide presentation on ‘Contemporary Architecture of Bangladesh’ at the University of Engineering & Technology, Punjab, Pakistan. November, 1987
__Slide presentation on works of Architect B.V. Doshi at a lecture series called "Architecture of India" at Bishwa Shahitya Kendra, Dhaka.May1986.
E D U C A T I O N
Bachelor of Architecture
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Dhaka, 1983
P R O F E S S I O N A L AND A C A D E M I C A F F I L I A T I O NS
-- Member, Institute of Architects Bangladesh, IAB - A036
-- Enlisted Architect of RajUK (Capital Development Authority) A-00392
-- Visiting Faculty Department of Architecture, University of Asia Pacific , Dhaka.
-- Founder Member Chetana Sthapatya Unnayan Society.
-- Member Rotary Club of Dhaka Mid City.
Contact Address: Architect Jalal Ahmad, MIAB Principal Architect JA Architect