BArch (BUET), MSc (KTH, Sweden)
Azka Eshita is an Assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, State University of Bangladesh. She is responsible for Chair of Course planning, Course offering and Routine Committee of the Department since 2020. She is also serving as Assistant proctor of State University of Bangladesh since February, 2022. She explores her career in architectural and urban design in parallel with teaching. Her research interests are particularly in urban sociology and politics of public space. She has attended and participated in number of international workshops and conferences.
Azka obtained her B.Arch degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and holds an M.Sc degree in Sustainable Urban Planning and design from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden obtaining the prestigious Swedish Study Institute Study Scholarship. Azka worked as an assistant architect at Saif ul Haque Sthapati (SHS) (2012-2014) and In-house architect at Headoffice Communication (2014-2015) before pursuing her career as an academic (2015). At SHS, she worked as project architect of various building projects including Arcadia Education Project which won prestigious The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2018-2019 Cycle. She has worked as local Urban Design Consultant for Superwien Urbanism zt gmbh for the World-bank funded project “Participatory Urban Design'' in Shahjahanpur Jheel, Dhaka which is part of Dhaka City Neighborhood Upgrading project (DCNUP) by Dhaka South City Corporation (2020-2021).
- Women’s Voice in participatory planning and Design in
Bangladesh: A case study of Shahjahanpur Jheel Area (ongoing)
- Social Space of Marginalized Community: Participatory
Design with RMG Sector Workers (ongoing)
- Sameen, S. Eshita, A. 2021.
Freedom of body and presence: Women’s inclusion in the public space of
Dhaka. Next 50: Collective Futures.(Peer-reviewed; yet to be published)
- Salam, F. Rahman, M. Eshita, A.
2019. Sustainable urban landscape planning: A search possibilities around
the periphery of Dhaka city; A focus on Bosila Bridge Area. Journal of
SUB, Vol. 10: Issue 1 & 2. July 2020. ISSN19983778.
- Eshita, A. The perk of
Collective Acts: Reimagining public space as Urban Commons. 2019. (
Master’s Thesis; Published at KTH Forum)
- Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, 2017-19, (Current SI Scholarship for Global Professionals) for obtaining Master’s Degree in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
- Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2018-2019 Cycle) as Project Architect (Design Team) for Arcadia Education Project by Saif Ul Haque Sthapati.