The directors of UNICON Consulting (Pvt) Ltd are both established practitioners who have individually and collectively contributed to the development of architecture and planning projects in Pakistan and overseas. Both directors operate at team leader levels for specific projects often dictated by the forte of each individual.
Parvez Latif Qureshi brings with him 35 years of experience of handling planning, architecture and management projects. He is a graduate of Masachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979. He has handled projects both nationally and internationally and a recipient of a number of awards the most notable being the ARCASIA Award in Architecture for ‘Conservation of Multan Services Club’. His contribution in planning works include the design of some of the largest real estate land development schemes in Pakistan, industrial estates and integrated area development and infrastructure studies. His expertise in building projects in seismic zones and in handling pre-engineered structures and prefabricated/modular structure design systems has been demonstrated in numerous projects undertaken by UNICON ranging from Expo Centre Lahore to school buildings in the northern areas. He has provided consultancy services to numerous international agencies such as UNICEF, UNDP World Bank and the Agha Khan Foundation. He is recognized as doing pioneering work for Sikh religious tourism in Pakistan and was responsible for the conservation and restoration of Gurdawara Janam Asthan Sri Ram Das , Chooni Mandi, Lahore.
Mr. Parvez Qureshi was awarded Arcasia Award for Architectural Excellence in Conservation (Honorary Mention) for Restoration of Services Club, Multan in 1999-2000. In 2012, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded him with the Design Build Honor Award.
Fauzia Husain Qureshi, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980, also has a number of additional qualifications specifically in Conservation of the Built Heritage from UK, Japan and China. She has been the team leader in conservation and management projects including the Master Plan for Conservation of Rohtas Fort, Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens and conducted infrastructure studies for both world heritage sites of Lahore. She has been the team leader and Project Manager for design of the SOS Villages and Schools in Lahore, Multan and Sialkot. Her project of the SOS Lahore was nominated for the Agha Khan Award for Architecture. She has been architect for the design and supervision of numerous educational buildings including the Lahore Grammar School Projects in Paragon City, Jauhar Town and Multan, Kinnaird College Hostel and Staff Quarters for the National College of Arts. Fauzia has also been the team leader and Principal Architect for design of a large number of banks including their interiors.
Apart from her private practice she has also been a Professor for almost 30 years teaching Urban Planning and Architecture Design Studio at the National College of Arts, Lahore (NCA). She was also the Head of the Department of Architecture from 2002-2010 and retired as Principal of NCA in 2011. She has authored a book ‘Multan: A Spiritual legacy’, documenting the architecture and history of 50 monuments comprising shrines, tombs, mosques, temples, city fort, walls and gates of Multan which was published in December 2013.