The Department of Architecture, UET Lahore hosted Prof. Dr. Ameen Farooq, former Chairperson Architecture Department, Kenessaw State University, USA and Fulbright Scholar from US State Department, under Fulbright Specialist Program from 3-12- 2019 to 24-12- 2019. The visit was carried out under the joint collaboration of United States Educational Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) and the Department of Architecture University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. He visited UET Vice-chancellor, Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar in his office and discussed matters of mutual interest. The Vice-chancellor assured him his best possible cooperation for initiatives taken to impart quality education in the Architecture program as well as development of Faculty members.
Dr. Amin did his B.Arch (1982) and M. ARCH (1983) from the University of Idaho, U.S.A. and Ph. D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta in 1999. His teaching and research work expands on three regions; Indian Subcontinent, Europe and North America. During his stay, Dr. Amin with the collaboration of Faculty of Architecture Department developed a comprehensive curriculum strategy and teaching practices that fully corroborated with the professional accrediting agencies in US and to stay abridged with the international academic and professional standards in architectural education. A robust professional curriculum following US accrediting standards will aid UET graduates to seek accreditation from international architecture bodies such as National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). This collaborative endeavor will also strengthen Fulbright partnership and collaborative exchanges for future projects between faculty and students of Architecture Department and the institution of higher learning in USA.