The partnership of Tanya Karim and Nurur Rahman Khan began in 1991 with the intention of spearheading new contemporary architectural thinking in Bangladesh. Winners of numerous awards both in their academic and professional careers, the partnership continues to attempt to shape the architectural development of Dhaka in the city with their bold and probing ideas, and with their abiding interest in "situated contemporariness." The inquiring nature of their work has made their office popular among young professionals wanting to play a greater role in the larger architectural exploration of the city and its future.
Both partners are teaching at an architectural school. Their work has been well-published at home and abroad, including in the prestigious publication Architecture Plus. The office is also the recipient of the respected Institute of Architects Bangladesh award.
Both Tanya Karim and N.R. Khan graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka.