Rafiq Azam

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Rafiq Azam
রফিক আজম
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Rafiq Azam
Born (1963-12-29) December 29, 1963 (age 53)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Occupation Architect

Muhammad Rafiq Azam (Bengali: রফিক আযম; born 29 December 1963), is a contemporary architect from Bangladesh. He and his firm, Shatotto, specialize in modern architectural aesthetics inspired by the lush, riverine landscape of the Bengal delta, and the ancient architectural heritage of the region.[1][2]


Rafiq Azam is a graduate from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 1989. His practice “SHATOTTO architecture for green living” was established in May 1995.



  • 2008: Architectural Excellence in Bangladesh, RAIA exhibition in Sydney, Australia.[citation needed]
  • 2009: "Two Men Show" at Gallery Hittite, Yorkville art district Toronto, Canada[3]
  • 2014: "Water in Light" at Bengal Art Lounge, Gulshan, Bangladesh[4]


  • 2007: Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture for the project 'Meghna Residence'[5]
  • 2012: Winner of Emirates Glass Leading European Architects' Forum (LEAF) Awards Residential Building of the year award (multiple occupancy)[6]
  • 2012: Winner of World Architectural Community Award, 11th Cycle [7]
  • 2012: The South Asian “Architect of the Year” Award, 2011[8]


  1. ^ Mankani, Zain (November 2011). "Architect Rafiq Azam". Archi Times (Interview). Karachi. 
  2. ^ Falvo, Rosa Maria. "Rafiq Azam's Architecture in Bangladesh". The Culture Trip. 
  3. ^ Radhika, V. (13 April 2009). "Bangladeshi community a portrait of growth". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Water In Light - An exhibition of architectural works". The Independent. Dhaka. 1 May 2014. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Berger honours young architects". The Financial Express. Dhaka. 1 November 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.arena-international.com/leafawards/winners-of-the-leaf-awards-2012/1433.article
  7. ^ http://www.worldarchitecture.org/main/winners.asp?winarchive=11thcycle&cyc=11
  8. ^ http://arc.com.bd/2012/12/rafiq-azam-wins-south-asian-architect-of-the-year-award/

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