Shams Mansoor Ghani graduated in Architecture from Bangladesh University of Science and Technology in 1999. He started his academic career at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology where he worked for three years before joining the Department of Architecture, Brac University in 2003. He has been teaching design, history of architecture and theories of design for the past decade. He is also an accomplished musician and has worked on a number of projects as song writer, lyricist and composer and performer. His areas of interest include transforming ideas across various design fields. His current research work focuses on cultural issues of post disaster reconstruction. As an architect he has also worked in several building and interior projects and currently experimenting on architectural acoustics and spaces for music.