Uzma Khan


Experience: 5 years


Uzma Khan is a conservation architect with an experience of more than five years in the domain of academics, research and collaborations. She graduated in the discipline of Architectural Conservation with an honors in 2016 from School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal and received national fellowship from All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India from 2014-2016. Uzma has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students in the discipline of architecture, structural systems, history and cultural heritage. She has presented her research papers at several national and international conferences namely UNESCO BENECON Consortium Conference at Italy, and mentored international exchange studios such as Anganwadi (Deakin University, Australia | IIUM, Malaysia and MSAP, Manipal) and internship programmes (IASTE). She has also been a part of technical committee for International Conferences. Her research expertise are urban conservation, heritage management, shared heritage and cultural studies. Her research in the domain of heritage studies stems from her experience as the City Anchor in the National HRIDAY project, an initiative by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. The documentation, on-site study of tangible and intangible assets with stakeholder interventions to schematize the proposals groomed her understanding and future research initiatives. In recent years, she has published her work on shared heritage, architectural pedagogy and Dargahs of Delhi. Presently, she is exploring the interdisciplinary domains of gender and public spaces, livability in urban cores; and sites of Sufism as part of her ongoing research initiatives.


Uzma employs user-centric approaches fostering community driven solutions and contextual narratives in her pedagogical approach. Her experience over the years has allowed her to enhance learning collaborations that manifest analytical skills, technical knowledge and critical thinking approaches in the practical and theoretical domain alike. Since learning is a continuous endeavour for her, she wants to combine her existing knowledge from her experience into future design studios to provide sustainable solutions streamlined at interdisciplinary approaches towards built heritage management and strive for a holistic vision towards community development in India.