Faculty Profile

Ar Dr Muhammad Yusuf Awan

Dean, Professor

School of Architecture and Planning

Department of Architecture

 : yusuf.awan@umt.edu.pk     : 3556   

Education

  • PhD in Architecture (University of Sheffield, England, UK)
  • B. Arch (University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan)

Description/Introduction

Dr. Awan has over 40 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. He had earlier served as a Chairman, Coordinator Undergraduate, Director post graduate programs of the Department of Architecture, Chairman Proctorial Board and Advisor Foreign Students at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. He is PhD in Architecture from the UK’s renowned university of Sheffield. His particular specialization is in Conservation of Architectural and Cultural Heritage. Dr. Awan is a senior member of the Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP) and served as Honorary Secretary and Vice Chairman of IAP Lahore Chapter. In the year 2010 he played key role as Deputy Convener in organizing the Architecture Students’ Jamboree as a part of 14th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA- 14) where students and architects of 17 Asian countries participated.

Dr. Awan has supervised more than 500 undergraduate Thesis projects of Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture. He has also supervised 31Thesis of Masters of Architecture, 29 at the UET and two at the UMT, that were all successfully completed. Number of Dr. Awan’s research publications including postgraduate thesis is 50. Dr. Awan is not only a senior registered member of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) but he has been nominated by PCATP as Inspector for evaluation and accreditation of Bachelor’s program of Architecture at several universities and institutions in Pakistan. The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has also selected him as expert of its undergraduate program of B.Sc. in Building and Architectural Engineering.

He has visited several times for evaluation of the academic programs being run under the PEC and HEC. Dr. Awan has contributed to the initiation, development and implementation of curricula for Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in Architecture, Design and Architectural Engineering of various universities of the entire country.
Dr. Awan joined the UMT as Professor and first Chairman of the newly established Department of Architecture and Planning in September 2012. The Department was under the School of Science and Technology. Dr. Awan contributed in the speedy development of the Department of Architecture and its program of Bachelor of Architecture. Under his academic leadership the program was granted NOC by the PCATP within shortest time period. Under his academic leadership another program of BS in City and Regional Planning was successfully launched from the Fall Semester 2014. He had also launched postgraduate programs of Master of Architecture (M. Arch), M. Arch. with Specialization in Architectural Conservation, M. Arch. with Specialization in Urban Design and PhD in Architecture from the Fall Semester 2013.

Considering the meaningful academic developments, the UMT Board of Governors (BOG) upgraded the department into a School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) in June 2015 which is now an important academic entity of the UMT and Dr. Awan was appointed as first Dean of the SAP.

Interest Areas

  • Cultural and Architectural Heritage
  • Conservation of Architectural and Built Heritage
  • History of Architecture and Civilizations
  • Research Methodology
  • Architectural Deign
  • Thesis Design

Professional Experience

Over 40 years of experience of research, administration and designing of architectural projects concerning issues of architectural conservation, housing, urban design, commercial buildings etc

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

  • History of Architecture and Civilization
  • Architectural Design
  • Thesis Design

Postgraduate Courses

  • Architectural Heritage
  • Conservation of Architectural Heritage
  • Conservation of Urban Built Heritage
  • Legislation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Thesis

Academic Positions

AT UMT LAHORE

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Architecture and Planning
  • Professor and Dean, School of Architecture and Planning
  • Chairman, School Graduate Committee
  • Chairman, Department Graduate Committee

AT UET LAHORE (Till Retirement)

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Architecture
  • Director Postgraduate Programs of Architecture
  • Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies of Architecture
  • Chairman, Department of Product and Industrial Design

Other Positions and Affiliations

  • Life Member of the Institute of Architects Pakistan (AIAP), Membership No: 300-1981
  • Honorary Secretary IAP Lahore Chapter
  • Vice Chairman, IAP Lahore Chapter
  • Member Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) Membership No: A-00052
  • Member Lahore Conservation Society
  • External Member BOS of the BNU School of Architecture
  • External Member BOS of the LCWU Department of Architecture
  • External Member BOS of the BZU Multan’s Department of Building and Architectural Engineering
  • Chairman, Proctorial Board, UET Lahore till Retirement (2010)
  • Advisor, Foreign Students UET Lahore till Retirement (2010)
  • Chairman, UMT’s Students’ Disciplinary Committee since 2015

Selected Publications

  1. “The Rate of Demolition of the Significant Historic Buildings in Lahore” (1992) Published in the University Research Journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)
  2. “State of Heritage Conservation in Pakistan and other Developing Countries” (1990). Published in the University Research Journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)
  3. “National Architectural Heritage of Pakistan and Characteristics of Historic Settlements” (1991) Published in the University Research journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)
  4. “Legislation and Conservation Works in Pakistan” 1992.  Published in the University Research Journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)   
  5. “Conservation of Built Heritage and State of the Building Industry in Pakistan” (1992) Published in the University research Journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)
  6. “Condition of Significant Historical Buildings in Lahore and their Surroundings” (1992) Published in the University Research Journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)
  7. “Historical and Architectural Values, Categorization and Listing of the Buildings in Pakistan” (1993) Published in the University Research Journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)
  8. “Protection of Building Groups and Conservation Areas in Pakistan” (1993) Published in the University Research Journal in June 1994, UET, Lahore. (Also gone through International Peer Review)
  9. “Conservation of Historic Building and Gardens in Lahore: Implication of National Conservation Policy for Pakistan.” Paper published in the book named “The Mughal Gardens” Lahore, 1996. (Also gone through International Peer Review
  10. “Present Condition and Causes of Decay of Tomb of Jahangir at Shahdara, Lahore”, Principal (First) author and Ms. Nabeela Saeed Kazmi as Second Author. Published in Pakistan Journal Engineering and Applied Sciences, Research Journal UET, Lahore, Pakistan, Vol. 2 January 2008, ISSN 1995- 1302 HEC approved.
  11.  “Deterioration Processes and Extent of Decay of Stone Masonry of Historic Monuments”, 2nd author whereas first author is Dr. Khizar Hayat, Published in 1st World Conference on Global Climate Change and its impact on Structures of Cultural Heritage 6 -8 May 2008 – Macau SAR China Pages 59-66. International Publication ISBN:978-981-08-0409-1.
  12. “Building Stone and State of Conservation of the Built Heritage of Pakistan”, Published in Pakistan Journal Engineering and Applied Sciences, Research Journal UET, Lahore, Pakistan, Vol. 3 July 2008, ISSN 1995- 1302 HEC approved.
  13. “Restoration Method for the Facade of  Jahangir’s Tomb, Shahdara, Lahore”, Principal (First) author and Ms. Nabeela Saeed Kazmi as Second Author. Published in Pakistan Journal Engineering and Applied Sciences, Research Journal UET, Lahore, Pakistan, Vol. 4 January 2009, ISSN 1995- 1302 HEC approved.
  14. Practical Conservation and Craftsmanship: Traditional Stone Works submitted as Principal (First) author with Ms. Nabeela Saeed Kazmi as Second Author for publication, to be submitted in the UET Research Journal (Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences), Lahore ISSN 1995- 1302 HEC approved.
  15. “Lime Mortar in Conservation of Historical Buildings in Pakistan”, Pakistan Journal of Science 2016

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