People

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FAWAZ ROB – Founder and CEO

Fawaz Rob graduated from San Francisco State University (USA) and Disegno Academia di Firenze (Italy). He is an Assistant professor of architecture at North South University. Fawaz has been trained in Auroville Earth Institute (India), Craterre (France), IBOKU (Indonesia) among other places and works as a consultant for UNDP, GIZ, UNHCR, JICA and JICS. His rapid sanitation and eco-housing projects have been featured news outlets like Al Jazeera and NIKKEI Japan. His sanitation ventures have been recognized by Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). He is constantly researching and promoting sustainable low cost rural architecture in Bangladesh.

JOHN ARNOLD – Co-founder and civil engineerjohn-small1

Having previously worked as a civil engineer in the UK, John decided to co found Bangla Bari with Fawaz. He has worked with several local NGOs and has helped to develop their programmes. John has worked as a consultant for World Bank. whilst learning to make mud and bamboo houses. He lives now back and forth in UK and Bangladesh.

KAZI RESHAD ISLAM – Chief Engineer

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Reshad graduated on top of his class in BUET (civil), IBA (Dhaka University) and Monash University. He has worked with Bangladesh Government (BEPZA), Unilever and other multinational

organization. His extensive experience in multi million dollar government and multinational projects has given BANGLA BARI a competitive edge over other organizations. He has been involved in more than fifty construction projects and has an encyclopedic knowledge about project management.

M.ANWAR JAHED – Architect

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Jahed studied architecture at North South University. He is an architect and representative of Bangla Bari, who maintains an active role in the design phase. Jahed gained an interest in material science that is appropriate for rural architecture of Bangladesh. Currently, he is assisting BANGLA BARI in material research, low cost solution for architecture and rapid sanitation.

And of course, all the talented Bangla Barians, whose relentless effort and craftsmanship makes each project a poetry.

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Having Lunch with Bangla Barians
Lunch with Bangla Barians