Department of Architecture (Bangladesh)

Department of Architecture is a government department under the Ministry of Housing and Public Works in Bangladesh. It is responsible for designs for the Ministry. It is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2][3] A.S.M. Aminur Rahman is the chief architect of the department.[4]

Department of Architecture, HQ, Segunbagicha, Dhaka
Department of Architecture
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
WebsiteDepartment of Architecture


Department of Architecture was established in 1952 through the Principal Architect Construction Construction Act of 1952.[1] It is led by a chief architect.[5] In 2013 following the Rana Plaza disaster the department was given the responsibility to improve safety.[6]


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  4. ^ "Department of Architecture - Chief Architect". Department of Aerchitecture. 11 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
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  6. ^ "Fresh move for building safety". The Daily Star. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2018.