Leplastrier – Stutchbury Masters Class announced! Details are coming soon!

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BI is introducing this new program with wonderful opportunity for professionals to learn from renowned architects and thought-leaders through intense activities, discussions and workshops. The inaugurating program features the two Australian architectural stalwarts Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury, to be hosted at the site of Panigram in Jessore.

Panigram is a beautiful rural site for an innovative eco-resort amid the lush-green landscape of south-west of Bangladesh. The master class will look at developing strategies for engaging the neighboring local communities in the future of the place in which the community members will also get directly involved in the making. Bengal Institute’s participants have undergone the impactful experience of working with the nearby villages and the villagers before; the exercise have been proved to be life-changing for many. With the great opportunity of working with the masters like Peter Stutchbury and Richard Leplastrier along with Marina Tabassum, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and Khandaker Hasibul Kabir, this weeklong program will be a real master-class of international significance.

The Master Class will be packed with intense activities, hands-on design exercises, discussions and workshops. The program will focus on building with the local communities and learning from the nature, while bringing in discussions and knowledge from all over the world. It is going to become a melting-pot of locally grounded, globally inspired ideas and expertise.


Richard Leplastrier

Richard Leplastrier

Richard Leplastrier is a seminal figure in Australian architecture and architectural education. His sensitivity to issues of culture and place and his accumulated wisdom in the design and making of architecture is gently revealed through his tutorial sessions in the design studio and workshops. He received national recognition in 1999 through the award of the Gold Medal of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Leplastrier has received many international recognitions including the ‘Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award’ and the ‘Dreyer Foundation Prize of Honour’ in Denmark.

Peter Stutchbury

Peter Stutchbury is one of the leaders of a new generation of Australian architects. He is recognised for his innovative approach to sustainability and design. A principal of the firm Peter Stutchbury Architecture he has practiced independently since 1981 producing a wide variety of work. Projects have been published and acclaimed internationally. Stutchbury has taught both nationally and internationally most recently as visiting professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico where he held the Catedra Luis Barragán. He is currently a Professor at The University of Newcastle, Australia and one of the distinguished ‘masters’ with the Architecture Foundation Australia.

Guest faculties:

Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Khondaker Hasibul Kabir
Marina Tabassum

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