Saleh Uddin

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For the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and eighth Sultan of Selangor, see Salahuddin of Selangor.
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Saleh Uddin
সালেহ উদদিন
Saleh Uddin (right) with Humayun Ahmed (left)
Born Mohammad Saleh Uddin Badal
(1954-11-06) 6 November 1954 (age 60)
Comilla, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
Residence United States
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater BUET (BArch)
Kent State University (MArch)
Sheffield (PhD)
Known for Author
Family Munshi

Mohammad Saleh Uddin, "Badal" (বাংলা: মোহাম্মদ সালেহ উদদিন) (born 6 November 1954; Comilla, Bangladesh) is a Bangladeshi architect, professor, author and artist.[1]

His books, published by McGraw-Hill and John Wiley & Sons are widely used as graphical communication and design textbooks internationally,[citation needed] and is published in different languages such as English, Chinese and Spanish. He is also the main architect of the Gulshan Club scheduled to be built in Gulshan, Dhaka in 2011 after winning the international open competition.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Comilla. He was the third child, the oldest of two sons to parents Shamsuddin Ahmed Munshi and Fatema Khatun. After matriculation from the Notre Dame College, he attended Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology for a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. He graduated in 1981 with a summa cum laude (first position among other graduates). Then he joined as a lecturer at his alma mater, but leaving to eventually pursue graduate studies at Kent State University in Ohio, United States.

He graduated with a Master's degree in Urban Design. Finally he went to University of Sheffield for a Doctorate degree in Computer Representation.[3] Often also viewed as one of the most eminent architects of Bangladesh,[4] his research revolved around Louis Kahn's design of the Bangladesh National Parliament Building.[5]


From 1988 to 1992, he was a professor of Architecture at Savannah College of Art and Design. He was also the former Associate Dean at Southern University from 1997 to 1999. Uddin was also the Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri from 2000 to 2006. Later he founded the Department of Architecture at American International University – Bangladesh.[6] Dr. Uddin has also been involved in Green Building Initiatives.[7]

In July 2002, Uddin built his 4,000 sq ft home as the general contractor and designer and finished eight months later. The resulting structure was called "one of Columbia's most unique creations" by the Columbian Home Magazine.[8]

Journal Editor[edit]

He has served as the Editor of Representation for National Journal of the Design Communication Association





  1. ^ "Gallery Profile". Atlanta Georgia: Connexion Gallery Design Studio. November 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Business Desk (17 January 2011). "Top 3 designs for Gulshan Club selected" (WEBSITE). The Daily Sun (Dhaka, Bangladesh: East West Media Group Ltd). Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Education" ""
  4. ^ BRAC University Bulletin (Arch)
  5. ^ Louis Kahn's multi-faceted Sangsad Bhaban 12 May 2005
  6. ^ "Connexion". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "::: Star Campus :::". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Robin May & L.G. Patterson (November 2003). "Home Tour: Contemporary Living with Architectural Distinction" (MAGAZINE). Columbia, MO: Parry Publishing, Inc. pp. 28–34. 
  9. ^ International Artist Saleh Uddin short biography

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