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Maria Aslam Hyder

Maria Aslam Hyder

Country: Pakistan
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Maria Aslam-Hyder is an architect by profession and a writer by default. She graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi and later acquired a diploma in Interior Design from Toronto. She has lived in Canada, Australia, India and Pakistan; and is currently dividing her time between Toronto and Karachi. She started her own practice ARCHWORKS in Karachi in 2007 and a year later launched an ambitious project ADA- Architecture Design Art, a quarterly publication from Pakistan on the creativity and works in the field of architecture, design and art of which she is the Founder and Chief Editor

Maria Aslam-Hyder has to date interviewed the maximum number of stellar architects from all over Pakistan and abroad who have made a difference in the field whether through their design works, involvement in academia and/or research. She is also an architectural critic and has reviewed architectural, interiors, environmental projects through out Pakistan, Middle East, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Malaysia and Canada.

She is a part time faculty to Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi and is actively involved in academia especially in assisting and assesing final year students of architecture of various institutes.

Maria Aslam-Hyder is actively involved with the Institute of Architects Pakistan since her student life. She has served the institute in the capacity of Honorary Secretary IAP Karachi Chapter (2006-07) and as the Chairperson Karachi Chapter, Institute of Architects Pakistan (2007-09).

Ms. Aslam is also the nominator from Pakistan for the 2010 Award cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and is the honorary member and country Editor for the World Architecture Community an online mega portal of architects and architecture of the world.

:: Photo information and credits:

1-5 > photo courtecy ARCHWORKS, © Maria Aslam Hyder

6 > photo courtecy ARCHWORKS, © Harris Ahmed

7 > photo courtecy ARCHWORKS, © Ali Khursheed

8-9 > photo courtecy © ADA, designed by ADA’s Art Director Esen Rizvi