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The Department of Architecture at Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), organised a one-day International Conference on April 27, centred on the theme "The Legacy of Traditional Architecture."


The book includes the abstracts of the papers presented in this conference.


More than 40 papers were presented, covering diverse topics such as passive design techniques, energy efficiency, historic preservation strategies, cultural narratives, and renewable energy resources. Sessions were conducted in hybrid mode and chaired by professionals, including Prof. Kheir, Prof. Javed Mallick, and Prof. Peng Du.

Distinguished keynote speaker Prof. Kheir Al-Kodmany from the University of Illinois, Chicago, set the tone for the conference. In the inaugural session, Mr. Mohammad Imran (IPS), Registrar of AMU, highlighted the significance of sustainable architectural practices amidst contemporary challenges. Guests of honour included Prof. Kheir Al-Kodmany and Dr. Arun Kapoor.


Spearheaded by Prof. Sharmin Khan as Chairperson and Convenor, with Prof. Mohd Khalid Hassan and Prof. Mohammad Farhan Fazli as Co-Conveners, the conference aimed to explore the enduring relevance of traditional architectural methods and techniques in contemporary contexts.


During valedictory session, Prof. Vibha Sharma emphasised the conference's significance in preserving cultural and historic identities, emphasising the interdisciplinary nature of architecture. Dr. Salma Shaheen commended the department's efforts and awarded certificates and mementos to outstanding paper presenters.


Noteworthy recipients included Ms. Sheetal Varshney, Mr. Arshaan Masood, Mr. Mohd Suhaib Zamir, Architect Abhishek Bhardwaj, Ms. Uma Arya, Architect Farida Husain, Architect R. Shanthi Priya, Architect Mahek Khan, Architect Afreen Fatima, and Ms. Ilma Nafees.

The Legacy of Traditional Architecture

  • Dr. Sharmin Khan, Professor, Department of Architecture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

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