Institute of Architects Bangladesh Makes Historic Leap

Institute of Architects Bangladesh Makes Spectacular Leap in Canada

Institute of Architects Bangladesh Makes Spectacular Leap in Canada

Institute of Architects Bangladesh Makes Historic Leap with First International Chapter in Canada. Toronto, Ontario, Canada – June 11, 2024 – The Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) proudly announces its landmark expansion into Canada with the establishment of its first-ever international chapter in Canada. This momentous occasion marks a significant milestone in the organization’s history, showcasing its commitment to global collaboration and excellence in architectural innovation.

IAB Canada Chapter

The inaugural event, held on June 1st, 2024, in Toronto, brought together a distinguished gathering of esteemed guest speakers, presenters, architects, and industry partners from both Bangladesh and Canada. The event served as a platform for fostering meaningful connections, exchanging ideas, and celebrating the rich tapestry of architectural diversity that both nations offer.

The establishment of the IAB’s international chapter in Canada underscores the organization’s dedication to promoting cross-cultural dialogue and advancing architectural practices on a global scale. With Bangladesh and Canada sharing a common vision for architectural excellence, this collaboration opens new avenues for creative exchange and mutual learning between professionals in both countries.

The inaugural event witnessed insightful keynote addresses from prominent figures in the architectural and associated community, including.

  • Chief Guest, Bangladesh Consul General at Toronto, Mr. Md Faruk Hossain
  • Lisa Landrum, President, Canadian Architectural Certification Board and Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Museum
  • Clenton Afonso, Event Coordinator of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
  • Claudiu Filimon, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Charbel Moreno, Associate Director of Business Development, Government & Special Projects at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies

The Chapter was elated to receive greetings from patrons such as Settimo Vilardi, President of OAA (Ontario Association of Architects), video messages from Dr. Khandakar Shabbir Ahmed, President of IAB (Institute of Architects, Bangladesh), and renowned architect Marina Tabassum from Bangladesh, for the Inaugural Event. The success of the event was possible by the support from the sponsors and numerous hours dedicated by the volunteers, Event organizer and members of the Advisory Committee.

In addition to the stimulating discussions and presentations, the inaugural event provided a platform for fostering collaborations and partnerships between architects, industry professionals, and academic institutions. These collaborations hold the promise of driving forward-thinking solutions to the complex challenges facing the architectural profession today.

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As the Institute of Architects from Bangladesh embarks on this new chapter of international collaboration, it remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting excellence, innovation, and sustainability in architecture. By fostering a culture of dialogue, exchange, and collaboration, the organization seeks to inspire architects around the world to push the boundaries of creativity and design excellence.

The establishment of the IAB’s first international chapter in Canada represents a significant step forward in the organization’s mission to promote architectural excellence and foster global partnerships. As architects continue to navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing world, the IAB remains dedicated to providing a platform for collaboration, innovation, and mutual learning across borders.

For more information about the Institute of Architects from Bangladesh and its international initiatives, please contact,

Contact: Faria Latif, Convener, IAB Canada Chapter,