Following architectural studies at the University of Minnesota, USA, I taught architecture at National College of Arts, and set up my architectural consultancy, in Lahore for some 15 years, subsequently travelling to the UK to pursue an interest in landscape history through doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1996, I migrated to Canada, and accepted teaching /research assignments in various parts of the world – the Middle East (Jeddah, Beirut), Mexico, and USA (at MIT). In 2008, I returned to Pakistan to head the Department of Architecture at the Indus Valley School of Art and architecture in Karachi where I was employed until December 2014. In January 2015, I joined the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at Nazeer Hussain University, Karachi, as Chairperson of the Department of Architecture.
My research interests have been shaped by a focus on Islamic landscape architecture/history during the period of my doctoral study and by my teaching assignments, particularly courses on urban open space design and landscapes for health care.
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, , Nazeer Hussain University, Department of Architecture Chairperson, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Feb, 2008Dec, 2014Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Department of Architecture Karachi, Pakistan Head, Department of Architecture
Oct, 2004Jan, 2008American University of Beirut, Department of Landscape Design Beirut, LebanonAssistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
May, 1999Oct, 2003Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) Mexico Professor, Department of Architecture
1999, , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Visiting Scholar, Aga Khan Program
1998, , King Abdulaziz University, Department of Landscape Architecture, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture
1994CompletedUniversity of Edinburgh, Scotland, UKPh.D
1974CompletedUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA B.Arch