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Sheikh Rishad Ahmmad

Sheikh Rishad Ahmmad
An architect and environmental specialist by profession, Rishad Ahmmad has been conducting his doctoral education at SLU Alnarp since January 2023.


Architect with demonstrated work experience in architectural design consultancy as well as full-time university teaching and research experience. Achieved a master’s degree in Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design. Areas of interest include architectural design, energy-efficient design, virtual reality for daylighting and lighting design, computational design, and building performance simulations. A graphic designer and urban sketcher who loves to draw people, places, and activities on-spot.


Department of architecture, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016-2020)

Courses responsible: Design Studio I (25%), Design studio IX (25%), Design studio V (25%), Design studio VI (33%), Computer-Aided Design (33%), Interior Design (33%), Physical Planning I & III (100%).

Other major responsibilities: Member of departmental syllabus review committee with a focus on Outcome-based Education (OBE), Co-opt member of the Architecture Society of AUST, member of the committee responsible for preparing Architecture Program Report to fulfill the Accreditation standards of
Institute of Architects Bangladesh (ASIAB 2010). Key member of the departmental printing and publications committee, a key member of the Seminar and workshop organizing committee, member of the archive committee.


‘Retrofitting electric lighting in livestock buildings’ (2022-2024), Licentiate project, funded by Swedish Energy Agency

‘Security lighting in horse-riding halls: Development of a simulation-led testing methodology in VR’ (2022), Master degree project, (SLU-LTH-RISE project, funded by Svenska Ridsportförbundet)



Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Sweden
Doctoral studies
January 2023-present

Lund University, Sweden
MSc. in Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design
August 2020 – June 2022

Khulna University, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Architecture
March 2010 – February 2016



Doctoral researcher, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Sweden (January 2023-present)

Architect (Freelance), Momax Arkitekter, Malmö, Sweden (February 2022 – present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh (July 2019 – August 2020)

Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 2016 – June 2019)

Architectural Design Coordinator (contract), Porilekh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2018 – August 2020)

Associate Architect (contract), Trikon Architects, Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 2017 – October 2022)

Selected publications

‘Transformation of rural house form and typology: on demand of RMG
factory migrant workers’ affordable housing at Gazipur, Dhaka’, Journal of Housing and Advancement in Interior Designing. Vol. 3, Issue 1,  2020

‘Speech Intelligibility Assessment at Architecture Jury Rooms in Dhaka’,
International Journal of Civil Engineering (IJCE). Vol. 8, Issue 4, 2019