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Architect/Design Consultant: Yasmeen Lari. Lari Associates
Client: Eva Vecsel, Vecsel Associates, Montreal Management Board, Finance & Trade Center
Location: Corner of Korangi road and Shara-e-Faisal.
Area of Project: Rs 750,000 sft.
Cost of Project: Rs 650.00 million
Year of Completion: 1982-1988.

Yasmeen Lari is the first woman Architect of Pakistan. She is the Principle of Lari Associates, one of the best-known architecural practies in the country. After receiving her early schooling in queen Mary's Adbistan-i-soofia and Kinnaird Collage, lahore, she graduated from the Oxford school of Architecture.

AS President of the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) and the first Chairperson of the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP);

she was instrumental in bringing about recognition for the professions of architecture and town planning.
In 1969, her work on squatter settlements persuaded the government to change its of residents, to regularization and upgrading of these settlements.

As Director of Heaitage Foundation and an outspoken proponent of conservation, she was helped save a number of important unique architectural treasures in karachi and Lahore. Her efforts resulted in the Sindh Government agreeing in 1994 to bring about a law for the protection of cultural heritage in the province and in 1997 the notificaton of over 600 historic buildings of karachi published by Heritage Foundation.

Yasmeen Lari's pioneering works include 'Traditional Architecture of Thatta' and 'The Dual City: Karachi During the Raj'.

The enormous sky-lighted concourse and podium fountains create an interesting and much needed urban space.

A 500-seat auditorium ensures that the building is alive until late in the evening.

Designed in the form of low-rise interconnected blocks around open-to-sky atriums.
The courtyards, landscaped with fountains, trees and shrubbery, are based on age-old traditional solution for the control of temperature, and pleasant outdoors sitting areas.
The open corridor, linking office blocks and atriums, channels the cool prevailing breeze deep into the building, thus providing comfortable ambience in even the non-air-conditioned circulation zone.
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