The journey of architecture has been an ardent one for me. After having left Pakistan at a grade-school age on account of my father’s posting in Manila, Philippines, I did my High School at The American School and Bachelors at The University of the Philippines. After only a few years of work after graduation, I realized that I needed to get back to my country and contribute. I had high hopes and ideals, and was worried a bit if I would be able to find my niche in Pakistan but as destiny would have it, i found my niche.
Amongst the many offers and opportunities, ASA jumped clearly above the rest as the firm I wanted to be a part of, largely due to being deeply impressed by the personalities of its Principal brothers Arshad and Shahid Abdulla in the initial interview. Of all the qualities of Arshad and Shahid that helped mold me over the years into what I am today, there was one quality that that still nudges and prods me each and every day; their work ethics.
From that fateful first day to today, I now carry over 32 years of experience. Some days are filled with joy and smiles while some others are filled with pain and smiles but all of them have something to teach and contribute to my growth not only as a professional but also as a responsible human being. I have had my share of diverse and challenging projects, big and small, as I continue to be productive and deeply involved in the capacity of a Design Director of the Architecture Department.