Marvi Mazhar & Associates is an independent architecture and design studio, nestled under the shade of a Pisonia tree in Karachi, Pakistan. The studio is guided by the principles of regional architecture and specialises in restoring historic buildings, managing conservation assessment studies, and conducting social research and documentation.
Marvi Mazhar (Founder and Principal Architect)
Marvi Mazhar graduated from the Indus Valley School of Architecture (IVSAA) in 2009 and joined architect Yasmeen Lari's Heritage Foundation. After completing her masters from the University of Turin, Italy, in 2013 she established her own architecture and design studio, Marvi Mazhar & Associates.
Marvi Mazhar served as Director at PeaceNiche (T2F), and is the co-founder of (ADRL) The Architectural Design Research Lab, housed within, and affiliated with, the Department of Architecture at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture- a research laboratory devoted to projects within the fields of architecture and urban design.
In 2016, Mazhar founded Pakistan Chowk Community Centre and became an appointed member of the Lahore Conservation Society, Karachi Biennale 2017 (Outreach Committee), Secretary to South Asia Foundation (SAF-Pakistan) & ICCOMOS. She was the Project Manager of National History Museum (Lahore, Pakistan), conceptualized by The Citizens Archive of Pakistan.
As an independent Heritage Consultant, she has collaborated on projects with Endowment Fund Trust for Preservation of Sindh, Arcop, NBCL, Shahab Ghani & Associates, Pursukoon Society, Planning, Development and Works Sindh / Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department (PDMI).
In 2018 she has been appointed as adviser to the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, and National History & Literary Heritage Division.
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Faryal Sikandar (Architect - External Consultant)
External consultant at Marvi Mazhar Associates, Faryal Sikandar did her Bachelors in Architecture in 2010, from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, and is currently enrolled in Masters in Advanced Architectural Design at NED University. She is a Treasurer at the Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP), and a full-time lecturer at Dawood University.
Touseef Memon (Architect - Field Manager)
Bachelors in Architecture, 2012, from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro. Currently involved in collecting field data from various parts of Sindh. His past experience includes working with Heritage Foundation for 15 months in which he managed field research, and data recording of Makli, Thatta. He has also worked as a Field Surveyor in a collaborative program between Sindh Culture and Antiquity Department and AACHEN University, Germany.
Mariam Hanif (Architect - Junior Architect)
Marium Hanif graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan in 2017. Marium strongly believes that good design should be informed by environmental conditions and programmatic needs, which is reflective in her thesis design which advocates rethinking public educational buildings to stimulate human imagination towards scientific and artistic ends.
Arch. Ali Raza - 2016-2018
Arch. Yumna Javed - 2015-2016
Arch. Huzefah Haroon - 2015
Arch. Abdul Malik - 2012-2014
Arch. Tahir Baloch - 2014-2015
Arch. Ishaque Shar- 2013-2015