BRAC has been concerned with and involved in development issues throughout Bangladesh for the last 29 years. Its commitment to national development through the creation of a workforce suitable for both home and abroad is one of the reasons for the formation of BRAC University. BRAC University is committed to provide education of the highest standards that is responsive to society's needs. This context provides an excellent opportunity for a department of architecture, which addresses issues relevant to the development of the country in relation to global issues in architecture.
Recognising BRAC's background, the University's commitments and goal, a mission statement for the architecture department can be defined as:
An education to prepare tomorrow's architects for the challenges of a technologically developing world and the challenges that face our nation. To seek solutions that respect the social, cultural and aesthetic needs of the people they serve and work towards the development of an ecologically balanced and sustainable built environment. To learn and to creatively apply modern skills to a modernising society.
Advisors to the Department of Architecture
Architect Muzharul Islam, Vastukalabid, Dhaka.
Architect Balkrishna Doshi, Vastu Shilpa Foundation and Professor, CEPT, Ahmedabad, India.
Professor Jeffrey Cook, Regents Professor, Arizona State University, USA.
Professor George A. Hinds, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
Dr. Simos Yannas, Architectural Association Graduate School, London, UK.
Professor Arvind Krishan, Center for Architectural Systems Alternatives, New Delhi, India.
Professor Silvia de Schiller, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor John Martin Evans, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor Brian Ford, WSP Group, UK.