Tanya Karim N.R.Khan & Associates emerged as an architectural firm spearheading contemporary thoughts in Bangladeshi architecture in the summer of 1991. The partners Tanya Karim and Nurur Rahman Khan set out to form an architectural office dedicated to bring on significant change in the architectural arena. Theoretical pretext, search for a situated modernity and drawing from cultural and historical references became the trademark of this office.



The design team emerged as a registered partnership in 1993 and has gone on to provide a vast range of international quality services to a wide ranging clientele. Since both the partners are teaching, the work of the office and the attitude of the firm bear a direction that younger architects of the country are continuously drawn to. It works more like a design studio where professionals from architecture and related disciplines from distinguished institutes, most of them top of their respective classes, flock together to create innovative, practical design solutions. The firms inquiring attitude and ability to develop new ideas have given it the reputation to become the architects of choice for radical design. The firm thus becomes a stepping stones for young upcoming design professionals who wish to develop their minds and engage in contemporary architectural discourse. It remains not only committed to introduce and provide international quality services to the country but also to enquire, search and continuously provide directions in the contemporary field of architecture in Bangladesh.



The works of TKNRK have been nominated and has won various prestigious national and international awards and they have been published widely both at home and abroad. The visionary ideas of the principle architects, Tanya Karim and N.R.Khan have led them to win the "Institutes of Architects Award 2000" for excellence in residential design and a commendation in 2005. They also received the Prime minister's award in 2006 for city beautification and won numerous national competition projects for excellence in architectural design, such as the 1st prize for the design of the 'Bangla Academy', 2nd prize for the design of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Masouleum in Shere Bangla Nagar and the 3rd prize for a museum complex at Kalurghat, Chittagong etc. Their work appeared as the first work from Bangladesh published in "Architecture Plus" magazine and other works have since been published in Architecture Asia and numerous other reputable magazines.



Both the principals of the practice teach and have been invited to speak in many universities around the world on different topics. Such as Columbia, Yale, RISOI, IUAV (Venice), NCA(Lahore), NUS(Singapore), University of Design (TOKYO), CEPT(Ahmadabad).



TKNRK works ranges from iconic residences to the greenest corporate Head Office, site sensitive resorts to one of the largest and varied master plan development in the private sector. Services include-
> Architectural design, houses (residential complex, educational institutes, cultural institute, corporate head offices, resorts, hotels, factories and many more).
> Interior design (residential, institutional, commercial, hospitality & retail)
> Master planning
> Landscape design
> Graphic design
> It also has vast expertise in feasibility studies and project management.



Tanya Karim N.R.Khan and Associates is now is one of the leading firms of the country with works in Bangladesh, India, Dubai, Bhutan and Vietnam, offering a vast array of design consultancy services ranging from architectural, interior design, landscape design & master planning to graphic design. The office remains unparalleled in the field of corporate office design, having gained vast experience of working for their numerous multinational clients. Besides they have a vast experience working closely with foreign consultants both at home and abroad. The design of the Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka was completed in conjunction with a consulting firm from Thailand. This project called for an integration of both local as well as Thai cultural elements into a contemporary design. TKNRK was also entrusted with the construction management (CM) of this prestigious project. Tanya Karim N.R.Khan and Associates also won two significant commissions in Bhutan, one of which is the head office of the Bhutan Telecom Ltd. and another is the RENEW Rehabilitation Center at Selekha, Bhutan jointly with a Bhutanese Firm . These projects are going to be among the pioneering modern buildings in Bhutan. The firm has taken up responsibility as local consultants to the Indian High Commission project in Dhaka and also of the upcoming Pakistan High Commission. It also was the designer for the UN offices in Bangladesh.


Today after 22 years, the firm continues to go on as a design powerhouse developing innovative ideas, creating inquiring work and continuously raising the standard of architecture in the country.



scope of services

architecture - master planning - credibility study - project profile development - landscape design - interior design - interior fit out - project management - graphics design - architectural visualization