Sajid Bin Doza

Sajid Bin Doza was born in Rajshahi Division, in the northern part of Bangladesh, and graduated in Architecture from the University of Khulna in 1999. He obtained his Master of Architecture degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2008 and completed his PhD in History of Art and Heritage Studies at the University of Évora, Portugal, in 2016. Since 2009 he is a faculty member and Assistant Professor of Architecture at BRAC University of Bangladesh. 
The historic monuments of northern Bengal have been a great inspiration for his work, since they not only made him wish to be an architect, but helped him to create the artistic works in painting, cartooning and clay modeling that have won him several awards at home and abroad. 
He has a keen interest in heritage studies and cultural identity, two subject matters to which he has given continuous attention both in his research and with regard to their introduction into cultural policies. 
Within the framework of his studies, he organized six solo exhibitions showing his sketches and drawings on the cultural heritage of Bangladesh,

Selected publications on heritage:

  • “Buddhist Architecture in the Ancient Landscape of the Delta: Principles behind choosing the contextual landscape”, 6th International Conference on Landscape & Urban Horticulture, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, 21-24 June 2016
  • “Ancient boats of the PALA Dynasty: Documentation of the formal expression of 8th century riverine vessels”, University College Cork, UCC Main Campus, 16-17 October 2015
  • “Mughal forts in Delta: An essay on fort planning on the rivers of Bengal”,David Publisher, USA
  • “‘Afloat beauty’ of the Delta: Study on the crafting traditional boats from the coastal region of Bangladesh”In Heritages and Memories from the Sea, Conference organized by the UNESCO Chair at the University of Évora, Portugal, 14-16 January 2015
  • “‘Pala Sculptures’: A highly sophisticated aesthetic taste which greatly influenced the art and architecture of Bengal”,BRAC University Journal, Dhaka, 2013
  • “Longing of a small town:The tale of a traditional town in the northern part of Bangladesh”International Conference on the Tradition, Heritage, Art & Architecture of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan, 2012