Architecture Discipline, Science, Engineering and Technology School, Khulna University, Khulna 9208




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Dr. Sheikh Serajul Hakim


Research Interest:

 Politics, agency and human settlements in neoliberal third world city

·                Climate-change and coastal settlement system

·                Urban built heritage and spatial politics


PhD in Architecture (NUS, Singapore)

·               MSc in Urban Development (IHS, EU Rotterdam)

·               Bachelor of Architecture (BUET, Dhaka)


Sheikh Serajul Hakim is a Professor of Architecture, Khulna University, Bangladesh. He received his PhD from the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA). He teaches ‘global history of architecture’, ‘colonial architecture of Bengal’ and ‘history and theory of human settlements’ and conducts design studios at MSc and undergraduate Urban Design studios. He has been a keynote speaker in several local and international events, published books and book chapters, and written extensively in journals and newspapers. Key areas of research interest for Prof. Hakim includes but are not limited to: ‘politics, agency and historical transformation of human settlements’; ‘climate change, built heritage and resilience’.



December 15, 2003 to present date


Architecture Discipline

Science, Engineering and Technology School

Khulna University

Khulna, Bangladesh




Ex-Assistant Director, Students’ Affairs

Ex-Member (elected), Teachers’ Association



March 03, 2003 to February 28, 2003



Department of Architecture

The University of Asia Pacific

Dhaka, Bangladesh





March 01, 2003 to December 10, 2003


Associate Architect


Consultancy and construction of various Urban design Projects primarily at Dhaka city and other prominent cities of Bangladesh




  • S. S. Hakim, 2010, Of the Rough Waters and onto the City: Livelihood-biographies of the rural migrant for the coasts of Bangladesh LAMBART Academic Publishers, Saarbruken, Germany 
  • S. S. Hakim, 2007, Ecotourism and the Sundarbans: Alternative Policies for Development, UGC, Dhaka
  • A. K. M. Kausarul Islam and S. S. Hakim 2005, “Beyond Circulation: Street as a Communal space - A critical analysis of the streets adjacent to South Central road at Khulna city”, In: R. Hafiz (ed.) Of cities and regions (in-press), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka

Journal Papers 

1.       A. K. Podder, S. S. Hakim and S. P. Bosu 2018, “Ordinary Heritage”, ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, Vol. 12(2), pp. 334-346

2.       S. S. Hakim, K. Ahmed and S. P. Bosu, 2017, “HISTORICISM IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION IN BANGLADESH”, Khulna University Studies, Vol. (1 & 2), pp. 107-128

3.       S. S. Hakim and A. B. Biswas 2015, “The publicness of public servant spaces”, Protibesh, Journal of the Department of Architecture BUET, Vol. 15(1),  pp. 55-67

4.       S. S. Hakim and J. L. Ee Man 2014, “Scarcity, control and negotiations: an interpretation of urban form in Khulna”, Planum.The Journal of Urbanism, Vol. 2(29), pp. 83-100.

5.       F. K. Shuvo and S. S. Hakim 2013, “A Proposed Framework for Regenerating Urban Green in Dhaka”, Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Vol. 6, December, pp. 13-22.

6.       A. K. M. Kausarul Islam, H. Rahman,  S. S. Hakim and T. K. Dhar 2010, “Node Preference pattern in assuming future growth for an urbane: A look into the case of Jessore town”, Plan Plus, Planning  journal of Khulna University

7.       S. S. Hakim 2009, “Sustainability of Assisted Shelter Projects in Post-cyclone Communities: The Southkhali Case, Bangladesh”, BRAC University Journal Vol. 6(1).

8.       Falguni Mallick, M. Ali Naqi, A. K. M. Kausarul Islam and S. S. Hakim 2008, “User Point Perspective as a process for Urban (Re)-development – the case of Riverfront CBD in Khulna city”, Khulna University Studies, Vol. 9(1)

9.       S. S. Hakim 2007, “Prospect and exigency for Urban Regeneration: The case of Re-appraisal of Rivers in Urban Bangladesh”, Protibesh, Journal of the Department of Architecture BUET, Vol. 11(2)

Conference Papers

1.    A. Podder, S. S. Hakim and S. Bosu, 2017, “Ordinary heritage: a case of Boro Bazaar, Khulna, Bangladesh”, 10th FARU International Research Conference,  8-10 December 2017, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

2.    S. S. Hakim, S. Akter and R. Khan 2016, “The death of Urban Street: Effect of planning, pragmatism and the architect’s typology”, Great Asian Street Symposeum (GASS) 2016, 12-13 December, National University of Singapore


4.     S. S. Hakim 2013, “Scarcity, Control and Third World Urban Form”, PhD Conference: Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment, HERA (Humanities in European Research Area), 26-28 February, University of Westminster, London

5.     E. G. L’Heureaux, I. Ahmed and S. S. Hakim 2011, “Opportunistic Crises: A Hydrological Urbanism for Singapore”, International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), 24-26 February, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore

6.     S. S. Hakim, A. K. Podder and H. S. Khan 2008,  “Urban Saturation and the Crisis of Identity: Reclaiming a Historic Street - The Case of Buckland Bund, Dhaka”, 7th mAAN International Conference 2009 23-25 February, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

7.     A. F. M. Ashraful Alam, S. S. Hakim and  A. K. Podder 2008, “Crisis in Spatial Order of Public Buildings: The Experience from Khulna City,” Great Asian Street Symposium (GASS) 5-7 December, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore

8.     S. S. Hakim and S. K. Ahmed 2007, “Search for sustainability in challenging rural scenarios: A study on income generation and its effect on households adjacent to the Sundarbans”, International seminar on Architecture for the Economically disadvantaged (AED) 23-24 March,  Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka

Others (Newspaper articles)

  • S. S. Hakim and F. K. Shuvo 2012 “Greying of Dhaka and compensative greening”, The Financial Express, Anniversary Issue 
  • S. S. Hakim 2011 “Our Urbanism: in retrospect and rendition”, The Financial Express,Anniversary Issue
  • S. S. Hakim 2007 “Could Quake’ Shake the Nation’s Capital”, The Dhaka Courier Vol. 23 (43)