Bengal Institute Master Class 2018 features the two Australian stalwarts Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury, along with Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Khondaker Hasibul Kabir and Marina Tabassum.
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 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. His 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.
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Khondaker Hasibul Kabir