In a long interview for Gulf News, the Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Society, explains his works and plans.
With his 32 years of extensive experience in the fields of planning, directing, managing, supervising of modern architectural projects, conservation of historic buildings, Rashad Muhammad Bukhash has supervised the conservation of more than 215 buildings.
He also supervised the design and execution of more than 200 modern buildings including universities, colleges, public buildings, parks and community facilities. Mr. Bukhash is also a former member of the Federal National Council (FNC) UAE and former director of the Architectural Heritage and Archaeology Department, Dubai Municipality.
In Dubai only, he supervised the design and execution of 14 museums in Dubai, among them: Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum house, the Heritage House, Al-Ahmadiya School, the Falcon Museum and Sarooq Al-Hadid Archaeology museum.
He has written and supervised more than 36 books on architecture, history and traditional architecture of Dubai and the UAE.
Bukhash has won many prizes such as the best employee of Dubai Government 1998, Rashid prize for scientific Excellency 2002, the champion of sustainability in Gulf States 2008, the UAE Excellency award 2008 in architecture, and the best architect of the year in the Arab region from Arab cities organisation in 2010.
Engineer Rashad Muhammad Bukhash is considered one of the few engineers interested in traditional and historical architecture in the UAE. He has also written 16 researches and participated in authoring 31 books on architecture.
Gulf News’s Tabloid supplement interviewed Eng. Rashad Muhammad Bukash. Here is the full transcript: