Hammad Husain

Executive Director
Professor & Chairman
Department of Architecture, Design & Built Environment

Hammad Husain has been a practicing architect in Islamabad since 1994 and has been associated with academia for over ten years. He has served as HoD of the Architecture & Design department at Comsats Institute of Information Technology and has taught at National College of Arts, Rawalpindi campus; SZABIST, Islamabad and University of Engineering & Technology, Abbottabad campus. He is the principal architect of Hammad Husain Architects and a managing partner at Aleph Architectural Group Practice.

Hammad completed his undergraduate studies in Architecture from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey in 1994, and got his Masters degree in Project Management from Pakistan. He has designed over one million square feet of commercial space and half a million square feet of residential buildings including over 80 private houses & farmhouses all over Pakistan. His notable projects include the farmhouse of former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad (2005), the Presidency building of Azad Jammu & Kashmir in Muzaffarabad (2012) and restoration of Fort Bala Hisar in Peshawar (2016). His work and interviews have been published in a number of local and international publications.

Hammad spent five months in Japan in 2003 on a Japanese Government fellowship where he briefly worked for Nikken Sekkei, the largest architecture firm in the world.  Hammad has the distinction of being the first regular architecture columnist of Pakistan and he was Islamabad correspondent for Archi Times from 1999 to 2004. He contributed a chapter on the architecture of Pakistan in the book ‘Atlas: Architectures of the 21st Century’, published in Spain. He was one of the editors of a research study in Geneva, Switzerland, commissioned by Aga Khan Trust for Culture, titled ‘Architectural Education in the Muslim World’. He has served as a juror, panelist, thesis advisor and guest lecturer at several architecture schools of the country; has presented papers at national and international conferences (UIA 2005, Istanbul, ICHH 2008, Mumbai) and is the first TEDx Speaker architect of Pakistan. He is a recipient of Institute of Architects Pakistan, Award (1998) and has twice served as chairman of the Institute of Architects, Pakistan. He has also served as elected member of the executive council of Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners (2000-2004) He is the founder convener of League of Architects Pakistan.

He is an ardent reader of history and poetry




Hammad Husain

Executive Director

Professor & Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Building Science




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Qualifications : MS Project Management
SZAB Institute of Science & Technology, Islamabad (2012)

B. Architecture, Middle East Technical University (METU) Turkey (1994)
Professional Experience Executive Director
Republic University College, Islamabad (2017 – date)

Principal Architect

Hammad Husain Architects (1996 – date)

Chief Architect/Managing Partner
Aleph Architectural Group
Practice, Islamabad (2010 – date)

Associate Professor & HoD
Department of Architecture & Design, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad (2013 – 2017)
Achievements, Memberships and Awards Founder Convener
League of Architects Pakistan (2017 – date)


Institute of Architects, Pakistan (RIC) (2004 & 2016)
Executive Committee Member
Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners (2000-04)

Bunka Cho Fellowship, Japan (2003)