Top 7 Architecture Firms in Bangladesh

Top 7 Architecture Firms in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has seen significant growth in its architecture and construction industry in recent years. With the increase in urbanization and demand for modern infrastructure, several architecture firms have emerged as leading providers of innovative and sustainable design solutions. In this article, we will be showcasing the best architecture firms in Bangladesh that are at the forefront of the industry.

List of the Top 7 Architecture Firms in Bangladesh

  • Design Associates 
  • Nakshabid
  • NPDL (Next Plan Development Ltd)
  • Sthapati Associates Ltd.
  • Evangel Architects
  • Studio 16 Architects
  • Shellmark Limited

1. Design Associates

Design Associates was established in 1976. It was founded by Late B.Sc. Engineer Abdus Shakoor, his eldest son Mohd. Shafiul Quader, and five other people, including Late Engr. Aminur Rahman, Matiur Rahman, and Mesbah-Ul-Kabir. This architecture firm has worked with Bangladesh Bank, Dhaka University, FIFA, TATA, Mercantile Bank Limited, Bangladesh Police, and Bangladesh Army.

Some of the notable projects completed by Design Associates are – Bangladesh Bank Officers Quarter, Destiny Twin Tower, MBL Center, Pragoti Tower, Prime University, and TATA service center. They started Real Estate Development in 1987. Then in 1991, they started working with some of the top groups of companies in Bangladesh like Nitol Group of Industries, Evidence Group, Apex Group, Ahad Cement Factory Ltd., and many more. You can find their head office in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. 

2. Nakshabid

Nakshabid has been providing architectural services in Bangladesh for over 26 years. The company was founded by Bayejid Mahbub Khondoker, who is now serving as the principal architect of Nakshabid. What’s interesting is that Nakshabid is the creative mind that designed the Bangabandhu Military Museum. In addition, Nakshabid has worked with organizations like Bashundhara Group, Armed Forced Division, Orion, Sanmar, Shaptak, Chattogram Port Authority, Rakeen, Kazi Farms, PGCB, etc. Some of their notable projects are ABC Heritage, SM Tower, Urban Legacy, ABC Skyrise, Urban Paragon, Urban Shah Rasti, Urban Abokash, Urban Nirjhor, Shaptak Protir, Pani Bhaban, and Karupannya. 

Moreover, they have also completed housing, commercial, industrial, and residential, projects all across Dhaka in areas like Mirpur, Shyamoli, Uttara, Dhanmondi, Banani, Tejgaon, Eskaton, etc. And apart from Dhaka, you can see some of their architectural works in Chittagong, Narayanganj, Kurigram, Gazipur, Rangpur, and even Bhutan. One of their most notable projects was the Aman Mosque, for which the firm received the prestigious Architect Of The Year Award from the Foreign Countries Architecture Awards (FCAA). The firm is situated at Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Dhaka.

3. Next Plan Development Ltd. (NPDL) 

Next Plan Development Ltd is a Sylhet-based engineering consultancy firm that was established in 2003. Apart from Architectural Design, NPDL offer services like Structural Design, Electrical Design, Plumbing & Sanitary Design, Graphic Design, Real Estate Development, Building Contact, Full-Time Supervision, Part-Time Supervision, Fire Fighting System Design, 3D Modeling, Animation, Cost Estimation, Survey, Land Planning & Plotting, Renovation Work, and Soil Test. Some of their completed projects include – Elegant Shopping Mall, NPD Rose, NPD Sunflower, Star Plaza, and SYED NEER, among the several hundred residential and commercial buildings the firm, has contributed to erecting. Moreover, NPDL has positioned itself to also provide its services to non-resident Bangladeshis.

4. Sthapati Associates Ltd.

Sthapati Associates Ltd. (SAL) was founded in 2001. The company is one of the leading architectural consultancy firms in Bangladesh. Their offerings include – Architectural, Structural, Interior, Exterior, Construction Management, Urban Planning, Landscape, Property Management, 3D Animation, and Land Survey services. Moreover, the firm also provides architecture design for residential, commercial, retail, healthcare, hospitality, leisure and entertainment, educational, and industrial projects. Their team consists of interior designers, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil engineers as well as quantity surveyors to provide services that impact the local communities in a positive way. Sheikh Jahir Hossain is the current Managing Director of the firm and is working hard to contribute to the development of Bangladesh. The firm operates from Banasree, Dhaka. 

5. Evangel Architect 

Evangel Architects Ltd. began its journey in 2009 with the vision of providing modern architectural solutions to their clients. They provide services like architecture, design, interior design, 3D visualization, project master plan, exterior design, Rajuk & Pouroshova sheet design, and construction. Over the last 15 years, Evangel Architect completed more than 100 projects. Their clients are City Bank, airtel, IFAD Autos Limited, Runner, Beximco LPG, RYANS, ACI, ACME, and many more. Their headquarter is in Uttara, Dhaka. They constructed the Uttara Central Mosque, Beximco LPG, Dhaka Deying, Pakiza Corporate Office, Lesspulls De Alex Showroom, Sylhet Plaza, Bodhu Shaj Community Center, Gulshan Villa Residential, and Gulshan Palace. 

6. Studio 16 Architects

Studio 16 Architects (S16A) was established in 2010 as an Architecture and Planning firm. It was founded by Ar. Jewel Barua. He is also the Managing Partner of S16A. To ensure quality, they hire only the best designers, which primarily consist of IAB Accredited professionals. The firm has worked with Max Group, Akij Group, Navana Real Estate Ltd, Prianka Group, Pacific Jeans, and AFC pharmaceuticals. The most notable projects of this firm are Akij Factory Office, Resort Complex, Agrabad Hotel, Royal Palace, and many more. 

They offer services like Office Building Design, Apartment Building design, Duplex House Design, Office Interior Design, Roof Top Landscape Design, Home Interior Design, and Cludb Design. Their architects are RAJUK & CDA registered members, Graduate Architects, and Members of Architects Bangladesh, and each of their team members has more than 5 years of experience in the architecture industry. If you want to get in touch with them physically, then you can head over to their office in Baridhara, Dhaka.

7. Shellmark Limited

Shellmark Limited was founded in 2012. Within only a short period of time, Shellmark completed more than 100+ projects including several residential buildings, commercial buildings, shopping malls, corporate offices, 5-star hotels, mosques, duplexes, and triplex Villas. Their notable projects consist of NCC Tower, CPCL Residence, Fortress Residence, MBR Residence, Taslima Palace, Hotel Star Valley, and Khonika. 

They offer services like Rajuk Plan Approval, Structural Design, Architectural Design, Urban & Regional Planning, Digital Land Survey, Project Management, Tender Documentation, Construction Chemicals, and Structural Retrofitting/Repairs. Shellmark Limited’s office is located in Mirpur-1, Dhaka.

Ending Thoughts

With a focus on sustainable design, innovative solutions, and high-quality work, these firms are dedicated to delivering projects that meet the needs of their clients while also maintaining a design standard that can compete with international architects. Thus, whether you are looking to build a new home or a commercial building, these firms are sure to provide you with the expertise and design solutions you need to make your project a success.

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