Faculty Profile

Ar Dr Saima Gulzar

Associate Professor

School of Architecture and Planning

Department of Architecture

 : saima.gulzar@umt.edu.pk     : 3557   

Education:           

  • Postdoc, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ph.D., University of Punjab-Pakistan/ ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
  • M.Sc., University of Punjab-Pakistan
  • B. Arch., University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Designation:        

Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning (SAP)

E-mail: saima.gulzar@umt.edu.pk
                            

Ext: 3556  

Dr. Gulzar has over 15 years of experience as practicing architect and project management in addition to research and publications. She is POSTDOC in Architectural Conservation-a multidisciplinary venture of the World’s ranked university ETH-Zurich (Q.S World Rankings No.7). Her particular specialization is in Scientific Conservation of Built Heritage. Dr. Gulzar is also a life member of Pakistan Council of Architects and Planners and Institute of Architects

Scholastic Achievements:

  • Technart Grant for Post-doctoral Research Presentation, 2015, Italy
  • ETH-Zurich Post-doctoral Research Grant, 2014-1015, Switzerland
  • Selected Research Scholar from Pakistan for INASCON 2013, LCN, London, UK
  • Adventures in Preservation, AIP 2012, New York, USA
  • IFLA, Scales of Nature 2011, Zurich, Switzerland
  • SGU-ETH-Zurich for Laser Protections for Specialists 2010, Switzerland
  • SMARTDoc Heritage Conservation 2010, Philadelphia, USA
  • UNESCO-WHITRAP-ICCROM award for Management Planning for Cultural Heritage 2010, Shanghai, China
  • ESOF award for Documentation of Heritage Sites 2010, Rome, Italy
  • MARIE CURIE award for Easy-Eco Forum, Evaluation of Sustainability, European conferences& trainings 2010, Trento, Italy
  • D-Arch, ETH-Zurich for Conservation Methodologies-International Practices 2009, Zurich, Switzerland
  • MARIE CURIE award for Easy-Eco Forum, Evaluation of Sustainability, European conferences& trainings 2009, Vienna, Austria
  • LCC-Swiss National Museum (Schweizerische Landesmuseen) for Analytical Techniques, Affoltern, Switzerland
  • ETH-Zurich Academic Guest 2009-2011, Zurich, Switzerland
  • IRSIP-HEC Fellowship for doctoral research 2009, Lahore, Pakistan
  • First position in Master (2002-04), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Merit awards for securing position 1997-2000& 2001, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Merit scholarship (for securing positions) throughout academic career

 INTEREST AREAS:    

      • Heritage Conservation Planning and Management
      • Conservation of Architectural and Built Heritage
      • Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment
      • SEA-Environmental Sustainability
      • Climate Compatible Constructions (including designs and policies)
      • Environmental Impacts Studies
      • Disaster Risk Assessment
      • Research Methodology
      • Scientific Applications in Heritage Sector

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Over 15 years of field experience for design and management of architectural projects, for research based design projects with international collaboration concerning issues of disaster risk reduction, fire risk designs, housing and urban design etc

 

OTHER POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Life Member Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (Reg No. A-2211)
  • Member Institutes of Architects Pakistan (Reg. No. 1208-10)
  • Member Adventures in Preservation
  • Member Easy Eco Forum
  • Member Lahore Conservation Society
  • Member Global Heritage Network
  • Member ICOMOS, Pakistan

SELECTED IMPACT FACTOR PUBLICATIONS

  1. Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., Saeed, S.A.,(2015) Mughal Sandstone Heritage of Lahore: Formulating the future restoration strategy, International Journal of Conservation Sciences, Vol. 6, No.2 (2015), Page 03-14
  2. 2.     Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., Saeed, S.A.,(2015) Exploring the Authenticity in conservation through Marbles from Shahadara Complex, Lahore-Pakistan, Journal of Advances in Archaeology, Vol. 1, No.1(2015), Page 1-11
  3. 3.     Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., Saeed, S.A.,(2014) Characterization of decayed mortars from the Jahangir Tomb, Lahore-Pakistan, International Journal of Scientific Research in Chemical Engineering, Vol. 1, No.7 (2014), Page 106-114
  4. Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., Saeed, S.A.,(2014), Chemical and mineralogical characterization of mortars from the Nur Jahan Tomb Lahore, Pakistan, International Journal of Conservation Sciences, Vol. 5, No.2 (2014), Page 151-160
  5. Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., Saeed, S.A.,(2014), Analytical characterization of deteriorated stone surfaces from the Jahangir Tomb, Lahore-Pakistan, Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2014), Page 790-794
  6. Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., Saeed, S.A.,(2013), Characterization of 17th Century Mughal mortars and plasters from the Akbari-Serai, Lahore-Pakistan, Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 25, No.15 (2013), Page 8484-8488
  7. Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., Saeed, S.A.,(2013), Characterization of Mughal bricks from Jahangir Tomb, Lahore-Pakistan, Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 25, No.6 (2013), Page 3255-3258
  8. Gulzar, S., Chaudhry, M.N., Burg, J.P., (2013) Chemical and mineralogical characterization of old mortars from Jahangir Tomb, Lahore-Pakistan, Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 25, No.1 (2013), Page 133-138
  9. Gulzar, S., Wörle, M., Burg, J.P., Chaudhry, M.N., Joseph, E. and Ruesser, E., (2013) Characterization of 17th Century Mughal tile glazes from Shahdara Complex, Lahore-Pakistan, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2013), Page 174-179
  10. Characterization of Shahdara Tomb’s Wall Plasters, Lahore, Pakistan (Accepted for Publication)
  11. Scientific examinations of Marble Fretwork from Jahangir Tomb, Shahdara-Lahore (Accepted for Publication)
  12. Characterization of 17th century Mughal era mural paintings from Shahdara Complex-Lahore, Pakistan (Accepted for Publication)

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