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About

Salam, I'm Architect Sohail

. My firm Sohail Associates is registered with
Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners

Registration No. FA/01781/2018/Category – A-1.
NTN# 8928128
I am currently based in Gilgit, Pakistan


resume

education

1988-1992

Bachelor of Architecture with Honours in Thesis

National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Thesis Project: Oshin Khun Tourist Village, Karimabad, Hunza

The project was based on the hypothesis to develop a tourist village in Karimabad, Hunza. Proposing PTDC as patrons was highly appreciated and awarded with honours, along with an opportunity to work with Aga Khan Trust for Culture as an architect in Hunza for three years. Entire project was framed on feasibility report based on survey findings on related projects as case study, data collection and issue mapping of facts and figures regarding the flow of international and national tourists, accommodation facilities, travelling, interests, income generation through job market, environmental impact, preservation of local habitat and cultural values etc.

Professional Experience

1997-present

SOHAIL ASSOCIATES

Chief Executive – Principal Architect

Architecture, Interior, Urban Design, Conservation, Planning and Landscape Consultants

Major Projects in Hand:

• Remodeling of Diamond Jubilee School at Singul for AKESP

• Provision of Recreational Facilities & Rehabilitation of Forest Recreational Parks at Gilgit, Skardu and Gahkuch

• Supreme Appellate Court, Rest House at Kachura Lake (Shangrilla) Skardu

• Conceptual Designs for Rehabilitation of Urban Projects in Gilgit City for GDA Gilgit Development Authority

Major Projects Completed:

• Conceptual Design for rehabilitation of River View Park, Gilgit

• Conceptual Design for rehabilitation of Ghadi Bagh Square, Gilgit

• Karakorum International University, Conference Hall Building, Gilgit

• Mountaineering Institute for Gilgit-Baltistan Tourism Department at Skardu

• Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts Garrisons at Gilgit, Skardu & Chilas

• Ex. Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Pir Karam Ali Shah Residence at Chatorkhand, Ghizer

2013-2014

UNICON CONSULTING, LAHORE

Senior Architect at Peshawar Beautification Development Program

USAID/Urban Policy Unit Project

1993-1996

AGA KHAN TRUST FOR CULTURE, AKTC

Architect at Karimabad Planning Support Service

1995-1996

DL2A Didier Lefort Architectes Associes, Paris, France

Visiting Architect

1994-1995

Harvard University & MIT

Visiting Architect

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SERVICES

Feasibility Study
  • • Documentation, Data Collection and Analysis of Case Studies
  • • Analysis of Social, Economic & Environmental Factors
  • • Evaluation of Requirements and Design Brief for the Project
  • • Management & Financial Plan for Establishment
  • • Identification of Suitable Site
60 %
Physiographic Surveys
  • • Topographic Survey
  • • Geo Technical Investigation
  • • Documentation of Conservation and Rehabilitation projects
60 %
Master Planning
  • • Conduct site analysis in relationship among activities and recommend measures thereof.
  • • Prepare Master Plan of the site on recommendations concluded in feature analysis.
60 %
Conceptual Designs
  • • Preliminary designs of buildings and spaces including plans, elevation & section on the basis of study and survey findings.
Architectural Designs
  • • Architectural / interior / urban / conservation / landscape designs including working drawings.
Engineering Designs
  • • Structural Design / Drawings (in accordance with building code of Pakistan / seismic considerations)
  • • Electrical Design / Drawings (external & Internal)
  • • Public Health Design / Drawings (external & Internal)
Detail Cost Estimates
  • • BOQs, Detail Estimates, Cost Abstract on PAK-PWD CSR-2012 & Market Rate.
PC-1
  • • Preparation of PC-1 on Planning Commission Performa.
Top Supervision
  • • As per agreement.

ACADEMICS

Academics
National College of Arts (NCA)
Visiting Faculty for PSDF Luminaire Design Course 2016
CECOS University
During 2013 in my tenure with Unicon, based in Peshawar, I involved CECOS University thirty students (5 teams) of architecture department as interns to lead & supervise documentation and reuse plan of conservation projects like Clock Tower, Yadgar Chowk, Islamia College Building Khyber Bazaar, Namak Mandi as Food Street and reuse Plan for Fort Balahisar as City Centre and Public Attraction. I also participated in CECOS as an external Juror / advisor for final year thesis projects.
Hazara University
I worked at Hazara University architecture department, School of Culture Heritage & Creative Technologies as a Senior Research Supervisor from Feb 2012-Mar 2013 to prepare project proposal for HEC. The project focused on student field studies, documentation and planning exercises in different parts of KPK with potential pertaining to urban issues and physical development. The aim was to prepare project proposals that can be compiled in workshops and presented in seminars to all stake holders for feedback & propagation that can be further undertaken by related government departments, private organizations and donors in active participation of communities, enhancing physical development and poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship and job market. It also included establishment of archive bank for such studies and research that are convened elsewhere and can be benefited where ever required. The project document lies submitted in HEC for further action.
UET Peshawar
Since Earthquake hit Kashmir, seismology has been a major issue in design and construction. I attended a seminar on seismic considerations held by ERRA and LB&RD at Serena Gilgit that led me to work with Dr. Qaiser Ali Director, Earthquake Research Centre at UET Peshawar. We made a survey in different parts of Northern Areas to identify study areas rich in traditional architecture and seismic resistant construction techniques. The idea was to initiate a project on behalf of Earthquake Research Centre, UET Peshawar & ERRA. During the initial survey we visited villages at Fairy Meadows, Rama Astore, Ghizer, Altit-Baltit and Gulmit in Gojal.

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nazeem UL AMIN RESIDENCE, KHUDAABAD, HUNZA

dr. farman RESIDENCE, GILGIT

col sher khan RESIDENCE, GULMIT, HUNZA

KARAKORUM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CONFERENCE HALL BUILDING, GILGIT

NLI REGIMENTAL CENTRE, MAIN GATE COMPLEX, BONJI

AL AZHAR COLLEGE, GILGIT

gb scouts GARRISONS, GILGIT AND SKARDU

hasigawa MEMORIAL SCHOOL, HUNZA

REHABILITATION OF ghadi bagh SQUARE, GILGIT

REHABILITATION OF river view PARK, GILGIT

ARCHITECTURAL ILLUMINATION OF BRIDGES, GILGIT

Research

PUBLICATION


our Clients

GB TOURISM DEPARTMENT

GILGIT BALTISTAN SCOUTS

Karakoram International University
Aga Khan Building and Planning Services
Aga Khan Building and Planning Services
Gilgit Devlopment Authority
Gilgit Devlopment Authority

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