SHATOTTO is one of the reputed architectural firms in Bangladesh. It started its journey in 1995. It vows its voyage with the intent to unearth the lost history and heritage of Bengal and recreate the missing link of its urban and rural culture. Such expedition supplements its endeavor to institute a connection of local culture and its significance with the world culture of architecture. Shatotto is also trying to bridge the missing gaps between the architectural values and the current crisis of a responsible architecture to generate conversation between people, community and nature for a healthy society.
Rafiq Azam is the principal architect of Shattoto, an architecture firm based in Dhaka with a focus on “architecture for green living”. Formed in 1995, Shatotto intends to unearth the lost history and heritage of Bengal and recreate the missing link of its urban and rural culture. Shatotto also tries to bridge the gaps between architectural values and the current crisis of a responsible architecture, in order to generate conversation among people, communities and nature for a healthy society. Rafiq Azam graduated in 1989 from Bangladesh Engineering University (BUET), Dhaka. His many awards in both art and architectural work include: winner Cityscape Architecture Award 09, two-time highly commended Cityscape Architecture Award 09, four-time recipient of World Architecture Community Award 2008-09, short listed in Leading European Architects Forum Award 09, Emerging Architect of the world by Urban Land USA 08, AR Emerging Award London 07, finalist for Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 04 and 07, Berger Award for Excellence 07, Kenneth F. Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Design Award USA 07, four- time recipient of South Asian Awards for Architecture. Azam is also a visiting faculty at Dept. of Architecture-The National University of Singapore, NED University Pakistan, North South University, University of Asia Pacific, Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, and Brac University Dhaka. Azam has also lectured extensively around the world at numerous institutions and seminars
SHATOTTO has developed into a Consultancy Organization providing Consultancy for detailed planning, design and engineering for varied and diverse discipline of projects. Its professional achievements include a large number of Consultancy assignments.
SHATOTTO is staffed by experienced and qualified professionals. The professional staff of SHATOTTO comprises Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers of various disciplines. SHATOTTO also has an active panel of associate consultants and advisors with rich experience in various fields.
SHATOTTO specializes in the provision of design, supervision for clients in the governmental, private and public sectors and offers comprehensive package of services to its clients.