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Sarah Najmi Bilgrami

Sarah Najmi Bilgrami, received her early education at Convent of Jesus & Mary, Karachi and received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, USA, in 2001. After graduation, until 2005, she worked with Payette Associates in Boston, for most part on the design of the new Campus of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Aga Khan University, Education City, Karachi. Upon return to Pakistan in 2005, she joined Misbah Najmi & Associates as Partner and then established Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative (Pvt) Ltd., of which she is a Director.

She is an Associate of the Institute of Architects, Pakistan, Member of Pakistan Institute of Interior Designers and Life Registered Member of Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners. She was also a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students, RI Chapter, and member of the Boston Society of Architects. She currently runs a studio at NBCL and is president of YOCA.


Awards and Achievements

2018 Golden A' Design Award in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category for Executive Offices of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills, Karachi.
2017 IAP Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2015-2016 in the category of Amenity Buildings for IBA Alumni Students Centre, IBA Campus, Karachi.
2015 Honored by Architectural Digest India as one of ‘The 50 Most Influential Names in Architecture & Design, 2015.
IAP Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2013-2014 (Honorable Mention) in the category of Amenity Buildings for NBCL Office Building, Karachi.
IAP Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2013-2014 (Honorable Mention) in the category of Architectural Interiors for IBM Head Office, Karachi.
2014 IBA Alumni Students’ Centre, IBA Campus, Karachi was among 21 projects shortlisted for Emerging Architects Asia Award, Malaysia.
Featured in the 37th issue of ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS magazine on the cover and the master plan and 4 new projects in the IBA Campus, Karachi.
IBA Alumni Students’ Centre, IBA Campus, Karachi was featured in an international architecture website www.arqa.com.
2013 NBCL’s work featured in a prestigious design Magazine of Asia, Architecture Asia, in its issue on ‘Emergent Architecture’, 2013.
NBCL was featured in a 6 page spread in the magazine ADA on “Retails of Pakistan” Issue.
2012 IAP Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2011-12 in the category of Architectural Interiors for Standard Chartered Bank, Karachi.
2010 2nd Prize in Design Competition organized by PCATP for KCIP Office Building, Karachi.
2006 IAP Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2005-2006 in the category of Amenity Buildings for Faran Mosque, Finance & Trade Centre, Karachi.
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