One of the main legacies of HG is the series of Islamic architecture workshops that have been conducted 8 times in the past 12 years of HG successfully by Taimoor Khan Mumtaz, a renowned practicing architect from Lahore.
These workshops are targeted to inculcate appreciation of rich Islamic built heritage of the country. They encourage hands on learning and are intensive in nature. Participants are exposed to use of traditional tools, creating geometric patterns and executing full scale murals. Focused site visits to earlier and contemporary projects that show conscious use of geometry in their design and decorative program are conducted as per program.
Regular public lectures are held during the tenure of workshop on specified topics. These are directed to cater to a larger audience who are unable to attend the workshop due to its limited capacity. Since its inception these workshops have gained unprecedented degree of momentum and are the most awaited doing of the year in the department.
NED alumni working as faculty at other schools have initiated similar activity at their respective institutions due to the inherent benefits of this venture. I would like to take this honor to mention that HG has been the pioneer to establish this workshop format and which is now conducted not only in our institutions nationwide but also internationally.
The result of the Workshops is enormous, the participants as well as the audience have improved their sense of proportions and geometry and they have developed an appreciation for our rich cultural and architectural heritage.