“GROUP1” & “Navaid Husain”
were set up in 1976 when
Navaid Husain set up these firms as the original practice UNIT4
where he was a partner was terminated. The first project, PIA Squash
Complex designed and supervised by the firm was nominated for the Aga Khan
award for Architecture but dropped due to his partner’s collaboration with
the Aga Khan committee.
The firm also won design awards, the first
one being the Bureau of Statistics building in Gizri, Karachi covering
80,000 sq ft of space. The second one was a futuristic building for the
Sind Accountant General, covering 180,000 sq ft of space, unfortunately
this never commenced.
Ever since the practices carried out various
projects for the World Bank, the Government, local and multi national
firms. This has given the practice lot of design experience. Moreover
since the last ten years the firm has AUTO Cad experience (making computer
based) drawings. Enclosed is a brief pictorial of our projects.
Since 1988 Navaid Husain set up an
environmental advocacy NGO at his office. This gave the architectural
practice insights into doing environmentally friendly buildings.