Saif Ul Haque is Director, Research and Design Program, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements. He is the principal of architectural practice Saif Ul Haque Sthapati, Dhaka, and is involved in practice, research and education. He is He was a partner in Diagram Architects, Dhaka from 1983 to 1996. His notable built works include BRAC Training Center in Faridpur, Banchte Shekha Center in Jessore, Camp house for French Archaeological Mission in Bogra and Govinda Gunalanker Hostel in Chittagong. His work has been exhibited at CAA Dhaka and Dhaka Art Center.
His writings on architecture and city have been published in Bangladesh and abroad. His books include Pundranagar to Sherebanglanagar: Architecture in Bangladesh (1997) and Sherebanglanagar: Louis I. Kahn and the making of a Capital Complex (2002). He is an adjunct faculty at American International University of Bangladesh, past guest faculty at University of Wuhan, China and guest critic at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and University of Pennsylvania, USA. Currently he is the Director of the Research and Design Program of Bengal Institute. He is a founding member of the architectural research group Chetana and a co-founder of architectural exchange group Mongolbarer Shabha.
A hostel for students of Buddhist faith near the campus of Chittagong University, surrounded by open land and paddy fields. The project is designed around two buildings - one square and one L-shaped - that comprise accommodation and recreation facilities, dining areas, and a library. Materials used comprise brick, reinforced concrete and steel. Other features include one overhead tank and several interconnecting courtyards. Particular attention was given to landscaping and site development, creating large outdoor spaces, popular with other university students and local villagers.