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Life and Works of Architect Minoo Pirozshah Mistri 1912-2006

A TRIBUTE BY IAP
Compiled by Architect Zainul Abedin
Department of Architecture, CIIT Islamabad

Photo by Ar. Zainul Abedin 1998

Log a and
seal
Architect at work in his office
Keen participant in research and academic activities
STUDIES OF BUILDING FORMS
SKETCHES AND RECORDS OF TRAVEL
PROJECTS INCLUDED MANY
RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
TOTAL ARCHITECTURE FOR BANK BUILDING IN KARACHI
MINOO PIROZSHAW MISTRI.
CHARTERED ARCHITECT

QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSOCIATESHIPS:

Government Diploma In Architecture, Bombay, 1936.


Associate Of The Indian Institute Of Architects, 1937.
Associate Of The Royal Institute Of British Architects, 1941.

FELLOWSHIPS:

Fellow Of The Royal Institute Of British Architects, 1956.


Fellow Of The Institute Of Architects, Pakistan, 1958.
Fellow Of The Indian Institute Of Architects, 1959.
Fellow Of The Illumination Society Of Pakistan, 1983.
President Of The Illumination Society, 1984.

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE:

General practice in India from 1936 to 1943.


Practice in Pakistan from 1943 to 1996.

HONOURS:

During professional education stood first in all four years and received ‘Travelling Scholarship’ from the Government Of India. In
addition, won prizes in design, outdoor sketching and photography during the course of studies.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
• Invited to read a paper on “Islamic Architecture” at the seminar held at Muree Hills under the auspices of Field Marshall
Ayub Khan in 1965.
• Invited by The Government Of Iran to read a paper on “Combination Of Traditional Iranian Architecture With That Of
Modern Technology Of Construction” held at Esfahan in 1970.
• Attended seminar an “Aspects Of Building And Town Planning Control In Karachi”, 1979.
• Delivered lectures on Design and Construction at the Government School Of Architecture, Karachi for 12 years.
• Now lecturing on Architecture at the N.E.D University Of Engineering And Technology, Karachi.
• One of the founders of “The Federation Of Architects And Engineers” and past president ( now retired from the
federation).
• One of the founders of “The Institute Of Architects, Pakistan” and elected five times as the president of the institute.
• One of the founders of “The Government School Of Architecture.”
Permanent Chairman of “ The Divisional Council Of Pakistan Standard Institute” (now retired).

FIELD OF PRACTICE:

Besides Karachi , I have handled projects in Bombay, Lahore, Multan, Nawabshah, Hyderabad, Dacca and Mymensingh.

PROJECTS:
As per list attached.

DURATION OF PRACTICE:
60 years. Retired on the 30th of September 1996.

BUSINESS ADDRESS:
4, Manzoor Square, 6th Floor, Noman Road, off M.A. Jinnah Road, Karach1-3

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:
Sughra Begum Mahal, M.A. Jinnah Road, Karachi-3.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:
Office ---------------70916
Residence----------70828