Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Architect, Engineer & Planner
SHELLMARK LIMITED is working as an Architectural and Structural Consultant for more than 10 Years. We have designed 100+ Buildings all over Bangladesh. We have designed Residential, Commercial, Shopping Malls, Corporate Offices, 5 Star Hotels, Modern Mosques, Duplex, and Triplex Villas. Our creative and innovative design concepts rank us as the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We always believe in efficient customer support and unique design ideas in every aspect of our engagements. Our Architect & Engineer are ready to transform your dream into reality.
OUR ADD-ON SERVICES
Soil Test is an important part of any building project. We provide soil tests as our add-on service. We never force our clients to take this service from us. Soil Test Reports from any reputed Firms are accepted by us. As there are so many untrusty firms in this field that do not conduct soil test works correctly. So, we suggest the client to engage such firms by consulting with us and work in progress under the close supervision of our Engineers. We always try to understand the foundation soil accurately.
Before starting the design of a project, site visit is a must. We called this site visit as reconnaissance. Generally, our Design Architect and Structural Engineer conduct the preliminary site visit. We also provide site visits during construction. Our experienced project Engineers visit the project at different stages of construction. They check the reinforcement building detail as per the design. Project Engineers also check the quality of materials.
Before starting any planning work digital land survey is required. Proper utilization of space is quite difficult without a digital survey. Generally, we conduct digital surveys very soon after signing the contract agreement. It is also our add-on service. Landowners can hire any firm to conduct the digital survey. In this case, any mismeasurement caused in the digital survey may land the playing irregularity. We are the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka Bangladesh to provide digital survey as our add-on service.
Knowing the construction cost is an important concern for the project owners. They have to play with cost and benefits. We provide the item-wise cost Estimate and BOQ. We segregate the project into different parts during Estimation. Foundation cost, Ground floor cost, and separate cost table have been computed in the Detail cost Estimate sheet. We also mention the materials specification is a cost Estimate sheet.
OUR FEATURED PROJECTS
Best Residential, Commercial, Duplex and Triplex Building Design Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh
SHELLMARK LIMITED is the Top 10 Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka Bangladesh. We have successfully handled more than 100 Projects in Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, and many other prime locations in Bangladesh. We are also covering the major locations of the Capital City Dhaka and its surroundings. Basundhara R/A, Dhanmondi, Gulshan, Banani, Uttara, Purbachal New Town, Purbachal American City, Basundhara Riverview, Jhilmil, Aftabnagar, Banasree are most of them.
HOW DO WE WORK?
Best in the list of Architectural Firm in Bangladesh.
1. Collection of Project Information:
When a prospective client visits our office or calls us over the phone. Accordingly, we try to understand his/her service requirements. During the conversation, we try to know the plot size first. Then the connecting road width, location of Land, and ownership history. Most importantly we ask to know the number of stories and types of projects. we also try to visualize the socio-economic conditions of the project area.
2. Submission of Financial Proposals:
Very soon after collecting project information, we prepare a detailed financial proposal. Our proposals include the The proposal consists of the Scope of Work, Terms, and Conditions of contract, Work Methodology, List of Deliverables, Time Schedule, Professional Fees, and Payment Methods. We send the proposal through the client’s email or deliver a hard copy if required.
3. Negotiations and Alternations:
After getting a financial proposal, most of the clients want to go for negotiations or alternations of project features. Generally, we arrange a virtual meeting for distance clients. Most Importantly, a physical meeting for nearby ones. In this stage, the financial proposal may be revised or remain the same as before. We always try to create a win-win situation with clients after discussing every pros and cons.
4. Signing of Contract Agreement/MOU:
After negotiations and alternations, the next part is the contract. If clients feel to work with us, we formally go for signing a Contract Agreement or MOU. The total work process and payment schedules are finally reviewed. Most of the time, we invite the client to visit our office to sign the Agreement. We also visit the client’s places if required. We take signing money from clients at this stage.
5. Project Site Visit:
Before undergoing any design work, we always try to visit the project location. Generally, the project visit is conducted by the designated Architect and Structural Engineer. The recognizance and geographical features of the project were noted carefully. Except for any special cases, we do not charge for them. For complicated and irregular Land, we always conduct a Digital Topographic Survey to get the exact dimensions of Land.
6. Preparation of Conceptual Plan:
Before starting to prepare a conceptual plan. We once again have a sitting with clients to have detailed information. In this stage, we note down the requirements of Landscape, Basement Floor, Ground Floor, Typical Floor, Roof Top Management, etc. The Color Themes, Material Use, Project Theme, and also Construction Process are noted down. Finally, we prepare a Conceptual Plan and deliver it to the clients for review and feedback.
7. Plan Review and Approval:
In this step, clients take time to review the conceptual plan and give their feedback. If any logical corrections are required, we further revise the conceptual plan. If everything is alright and clients become satisfied with the plan, we take approval from them. Sometimes, we arrange a physical meeting for getting the conceptual plan final.
8. 3D Visualization and Animation:
3D Visualization is the most important part of the project consultation phase. This is the graphical and visual presentation of the design output. The client can visualize his/her future project, getting the 3D perspective view. Sometimes we prepare the project animation as per the client’s requirements. We also take the approval of the 3D view and animation from the client.
9. Preparation of Detail Design:
In this stage, we go for detailed Architectural Design, Floor Plans, Cross-Sections, Elevations, Furniture Layouts, Building Utility Layouts, etc. The Structural Analysis and Design were also performed in this stage. We use ETABS, STAAD Pro Software for Structural Analysis. GEAR and SAFE are used for Structural Design. Electrical and Plumbing Design have also been covered in this stage. We follow Time Saver Standards for Architectural Designs. BNBC-2020 and ACI Codes for Structural Designs.
10. Design Review and Finalization:
After completing all necessary designs i.e. Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Safety. We call an in-house review meeting with Design Architects, Structural Engineers, and all other personnel associated with the project. Basically, we arrange an open discussion that undergoes every pros and cons. Finally, we note down all meeting outcomes. The reviews and meeting outcomes are furthermore implemented with every design segment.
11. Design Print and Delivery:
The final design goes to design template settings and proper paginations. Generally, we print the design Book on standard A3 paper. In the case of Large Projects, we print them on A2 or A1 paper also. We deliver the printed design Books to the clients duly signed by authorized persons of SHELLMARK LIMITED. We also deliver soft copies of all designs along with a layout setting sheet.
12. Cost Estimation and BOQ:
When all design works get completed, then the next major issue is project cost. We estimate the whole project works in detail. Generally, We also prepare itemize cost data tables as per PWD Schedule. Present market rates are also considered besides of PWD schedule. Most Importantly, we prepare the itemized BOQ to supply to the potential Building Construction Companies. We deliver the BQQ and cost Estimation data-sheet in printed format. We have an in-house experienced Estimator to conduct the work perfectly.
13. Project Top Supervision:
The project layout implementation is the first and most important part of starting construction. our project Engineers are always moving at the site to confirm whether the layout setting is correct or not according to the design. We also have top supervision during construction. Our Architects and Structural Engineers Generally visit projects at different stages of work when required.
14. Consultation During Construction:
In this stage, the contractor or client needs some support or clarification from a consultant. Our Architects and engineers are always ready to consult with you during office hours. We also have 24/7 Live Chat support through our website to ensure our after-sales support is smother and effective. SHELLMARK is the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh to ensure the highest customer satisfaction.
OUR DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Leading Building Design Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh
1. Location of the Project:
Before starting any design work, first of all, we try to find the exact location of the project. Different types of projects are feasible at different Geographical Locations. We always try to guide our valued clients to build the right type of building in the right place. We always try to visit the project location physically to asses the socio-economic conditions of the proposed land. Clients generally ask to know the feasibility of the proposed project. We thoroughly investigate the surroundings’ occupancy to find out the same.
2. The Type of Project:
Knowing the project type is the very preliminary part of program finalization. We try to know the types of projects i-e Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Hospital, Hotel, Duplex, Triplex, Vacation House, or any other categories. Most importantly, we guide our valued clients to select the right type of project at the right location. We always try to build commercially viable projects for 2 reasons. Firstly, the project owner can be benefited from his/her investments. Secondly, we can demonstrate built-in projects to our new prospective clients.
3. Road Width Connected to The Project:
Communication and Road networks in vital considerations for any size of project. A spacious and easy road network enhances the value of a project. In case of plan Approval from RAJUK, CDA, RDA, KDA, City Corporations, or Pouroshava, a wider road includes an additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to the building. Resulting in more floor area coverage and more profitable projects. Most of Pouroshava allows total building height=2(Front Road Widht+ Distance Between Road boundary to Building). So, for high-rise buildings’ permission, a wider connecting road is desirable.
4. Detailed Area Plan (DAP) Check:
The Detailed Area Plan abbreviated as DAP was first introduced in 2008 with about 1528 square kilometers area in Dhaka City. There are different types of Land use in DAP, Like Urban Residential Zone, Commercial Zone, Industrial Zone, and Mixed-use Zone, where different types of buildings are permitted to build. Also, there is some restricted zone, where any type of building cannot be permitted to build, Like, Water bodies, Floor Flow Zone, Overlay Zone, etc. We always guide the project owner; on which types of buildings are permitted in which area or not.
5. Project Budget:
Project budget is a vital issue for any project planning. We try to outline an estimated budgetary plan to the project owner, before going through the final project planning. We also provide item-wise Project Cost Estimation and Bill of Quantities(BOQ) at the end of the detailed design. It helps the project owner to get a Loan from any Financial institution. They can also control their material flow during construction. Also, help to reduce the wastage of construction materials.
6. Project Approval:
Whether it is a small or large project approval must be taken from competent authorities Like RAJUK, CDA, RDA, KDA, Pourashava, or City Corporations. We prepare the detailed project approval sheet and supply it to the owner, duly signed by the Enlisted Architects and Structural Engineers. Generally, Pourashava can approve the building plan up to 7 storied. Beyond 7 storied the plan must be approved by the respective district Building Approval Committee. It takes 2 to 3 Months to get project approval from RAJUK.
7. Cost-Effective Design:
Project cost is a major issue for any infrastructural development. Project owners always hanker after minimizing the total cost. It is a major responsibility of the designer to minimize the project cost. Project cost can be minimized in a number of ways including rational analysis and design of the project, material use, local resources utilization, etc. We at SHELLMARK, try to deliver a cost-effective and rational design to reduce the entire project cost.
8. Return on Investment:
Every project owner Looks for the ultimate returns from his/her investment over the project’s Lifetime. Resources planning and timely hand of the projects always reduce the breakeven of a project. We try to deliver a detailed ROI plan for our valuable clients, so that can easily get back their returns within the possible shortest time. We always try to shorten the Return on Investments in three ways. Firstly, by Speeding up the construction period by applying modern construction techniques. Secondly, Cost-effective design concepts. Thirdly, using available local resources in construction works.
9. Exterior Beauty:
We believe in the exterior beauty of the project may lead potential users and customers. Our project Visualization and Animation help the project owner to visualize their future projects before being constructed. We provide modern and contemporary design to all of our projects. Our 3D Perspective views include Front, Left, Right, Back, and Birds Eye Views. We also provide more 3D views if required for a better understanding of the project.
10. Project Features and Amenities:
We always List out the project features before starting any design work. The unit facilities, car parking, number of stories, number of basement floors, building utility, cross ventilation, privacy, safety, security, color themes, material use, and rooftop management are covered in this part of the design.
11. Durability and Life Span:
Generally, a building is designed for about 100 years of its life span. We design all the sub-structural and super-structural elements ensuring their lifetime durability. We consider the earthquake and wind Load while analyzing and design of a building. Which enhances the durability and lifetime of a building structure.
12. Community Participation:
Community participation in a project depends on the Socio-economic Conditions and Demographics of the users. We try to create some participatory facilities for projects, that ensure community participation, i.e rooftop community hall, Gymnasium, waiting for Louse, etc.
13. Environment Friendly Design:
We consider the environmental Impact of a project while designing. Use of Local material, creation of green spaces, use of solar panel, rainwater harvesting, wastewater treatment, and sewerage treatment is our environment-friendly design considerations.
14. Setting the Trends:
SHELLMARK LIMITED is the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh to update and reshuffle ourselves with the current Trends of Design Philosophy. We are constantly growing and enhancing our design capabilities to handle any kind of project in Bangladesh.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka Bangladesh
1. RAJUK Enlisted Architects
We have Experienced Architects who Graduated from BUET & Members of The Institute of Architects Bangladesh(IAB), Also Enlisted in RAJUK under the legislative of Dhaka Mahanagar Imarat Nirman Bidhimala-2008. Always try to get Building Design Services from a Registered Architect. This ensures the maximum utilization of your space and safe residence. We are the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2. RAJUK Registered Engineers
Most of Our Structural Engineers graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET). Our Design Engineers are Corporate Members of The Institutions of Engineers Bangladesh(IEB). Our chief Structural Engineer is Registered in Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha(RAJUK) under the legislation of the Urban Resilience Project(URP). A registered Structural Engineer can deliver you a Cost Effective and Safe Structural Design.
3. Certified Electro-mechanical Consultant
We Consider Electro-mechanical Services as an Important Part of a Building. Our Industry Certified Professionals are Capable of Handling any issue within the possible shortest time. We provide full-functioned design, detailing, estimate, and BOQ. We also have the workforce to implement and supervise Electro-mechanical works of Building Structures.
4. Earthquake Resistance Building Design
Earthquake forces are considered the most vulnerable and uncertain lateral force for any building Structure. Geographically Bangladesh is situated in a very active seismic vulnerable zone. A moderate level Earthquake will damage most of the non-engineered buildings in Dhaka City. We ensure earthquake resistance building analysis and design to keep you safe as well as your buildings.
5. 10+ Years in Building Consultancy
We are dealing with building consultancy services for more than 10 years. SHELLMARK LIMITED is the top 10 Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our Experienced Architects and Engineers are always with you to design your dream house. We always try to execute our past experience to design any Residential, Commercial, or Industrial Project in Bangladesh.
6. Cost Effective Safe Design
Building Construction cost is the ultimate thinking of every land owner. Building costs can be minimized while planning and designing any structures. The cost-effective safe building design is the motto of our services. We are always assured to maintain the highest level of competency in cost minimization of your projects and ensure the ultimate safety of structures.
7. Design According to Latest Building Code
We perform Structural Analysis and Design in accordance with the Latest release Bangladesh National Code, BNBC-2020, and Structural Detailing with ACI Detailing Manual-2005. ETABS, STAD Pro, GEAR, and SAFE Software are used. We calculate the Live Load, Dead Load, Superimposed Load, Earthquake Load, and Wind Load as per the Latest code of Bangladesh.
8. Dedicated Customer Support
Our dedicated, friendly Customer Support Executives and Expert teams are always ready to support you. We provide top supervision during construction. Our project Engineers always keep in touch with Land Owner and Contractor during construction. Please feel free to call us for any types of building design-related issues. Hotline: +8801711991792 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Focused on Customer Satisfaction
Among the List of Architectural firms in Dhaka, Bangladesh, we always focus on customer needs and satisfaction in space management, privacy, usability, aesthetical view, great Interior-Exterior Design, material flow control, and quality works. We always ensure quality workmanship both in design and implementation. Material flow control and quality check is the part of our services.
HISTORY IN NUMBERS
Best Architect Engineer in Bangladesh
We are experts in Earthquake Resistance building design as per Bangladesh National Building Code, BNBC-2020, and ACI Detailing Manual-2005. We always ensure the highest dimensional accuracy in all of our designs. Which lead us to the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
OUR PRESTIGIOUS PROJECTS
Top Reputed Hospital, Resort, and Residential Hotel Design Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh
1. DYNE IN THE SKY RESTAURANT, Cox’s Bazar
SHELLMARK LIMITED has successfully completed the design of the First SKY DINE RESTAURANT in Bangladesh in 2021. The Restaurant was named “DINE IN THE SKY” which is located at Inani Beach, Cox’s Bazar. This type of Flying Dine restaurant is a very new concept in Bangladesh. We are optimistic to design more such SKY DINER Restaurants in Prime Locations in Bangladesh. It will be the next generation of thrilling amusement for all classes of people.
2. Bangabandhu Satellite Ground Station, Gazipur
Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is the only and first Satellite in Bangladesh. The main biggest ground station of it has been set up in Joydebpur, Gazipur. SHELLMARK has conducted the Sub-soil Investigation of the prestigious project. The work has been conducted on behalf of SIL. We have ensured the ultimate field and Lab accuracy while testing soil specimens. Most Bangladeshi TV Chanel are Broadcasting their programs using these Satellite Signals.
3. China Energy Engineering Group
China Energy Engineering Group is the 100% Chinese State-Owned Energy Company in the Republic of China. They have 10 Nos Power Station Projects in the Eastern Zone of Bangladesh. SHELLMARK has conducted the Digital Topographic Survey and Sub-soil Investigation of the 10 Power Station Project at Brahmanbaria, Comilla, and Chandpur District.
4. Airport Village Complex, Dhaka
The Airport Village is just near Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. It is the most prestigious State of Art Airport Hotel and Shopping Complex in Bangladesh. SHELLMARK have conducted about 2,50,000 SFT cladding survey of that mega leisure project in Bangladesh. The total complex comprises with five-star hotel and shopping mall in the capital city Dhaka.
5. Muhuri Irrigation Project, Feni
Muhuri Irrigation Project is the Largest Irrigation Project in Bangladesh. We have conducted Digital Canal Survey of about 240km Irrigation Canal in Feni Sadar, Fulgazi, Songazi, Porshuram, Chagalnaiya in Feni District and Mirsharai, Sitakunda in Chittagong District. We have executed the Pre-works and Post Works Survey for preparation of Canal Log Section and Cross Section. It was a Project of Bangladesh Water Development Board(BWDB) and Financed by Asia Development Bank(ADB). We have completed the works in 2019.
6. Pallathal Tea Estate, Moulvibazar
Pallathal Tea Estate is the oldest Tea Garden in Bangladesh, located at Borolekha Upazila, Moulvibazar. The Tea Estate was established in the 1920s as Pallathal Division under Hindustan Tea Company Limited. SHELLMARK has conducted the Digital Topographic Land Survey and Contour Survey of about 870 Acres of Land for the entire project. The master plan and expansion schedule have also been done by us
Top 10 Famous Architects in Bangladesh
1. What is an Architectural Firm?
The Term “Architectural Firm” refers to a company or an Association of a group of Architects. The Architectural Firm Provides the Architectural Design of Buildings. Different firms are experts in designing Different types of Buildings. There are Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Educational, Hospital, Residential hotels, Duplex, and Triplex House Design Architectural firms in Bangladesh. SHELLMARK LIMITED is the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka Bangladesh.
2. Who is the Famous Architect in Bangladesh?
There are a number of Best Architects in Bangladesh. They are doing their best in the infrastructural development of Bangladesh. There are different types of professional Architects. Firstly, having own practicing Architectural Firm. Secondly, Freelance Architects. Thirdly, doing Govt. or private jobs. Please click on the below Link to see the full list. List of Famous Architects in Bangladesh.
3. What Does the Name SHELLMARK Means?
The name“SHELLMARK” comes from two terms “SHELL” means the hard and protective outer cover of a“Snail”. From the point of Civil Engineering view the term “SHELL” means a Protective House. The term “MARK” means a symbol on the earth’s surface. So, the name“SHELLMARK” means a protective House on an earth’s surface. The name was given by the Managing Director of SHELLMARK LIMITED Engr. Masud Rashid.
4. Do you have BUET Architect, who design my project?
Most of our Architects graduated from BUET and have more than 10 years of Experienced in Architectural Design work. They are also members of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) and Registered at Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha (RAJUK). They are experienced in designing similar projects in Bangladesh. We at SHELLMARK LIMITED are really passionate about delivering the best output for your dream projects.
5. Do you have RAJUK Enlisted Structural Engineer?
Our Chief Structural Engineer is Enlisted to RAJUK under the Legislative of Dhaka Mahanagar Imarat Nirman Bidhimala-2008 in accordance with the Urban Resilience Project (URP) of Bangladesh Building Construction Act. Our Structural Engineers are more than 15 years of experience in High Rise and sophisticated Building Design. All of our Engineers are members and Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Bangladesh(IEB).
6. Which Building Codes do you follow for Building Design in Bangladesh?
We Analyze and design the buildings according to the Latest Building code of Bangladesh BNBC-2020. We calculate the Loads, shears, moments, and torsions according to this code. The Structural Detailing is carried out in accordance with ACI Detailing Manual-2005. We follow Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design and Detailing. We also, follow the Earthquake Resistance detailing provisions stated in BNBC-2020, Part-6, Chapter-8
7. Do you use any Software in Building Design?
Yes, we use different types of software for the Analysis, Design, and Drafting of Building Structures. Extended Three-Dimensional Analysis of Building Structures ETABS and STAD Pro is used for Structural Analysis. GEAR and SAFE are used for structural Design. 3D Studio Max and Lumion are used for Architectural Visualizations and Animations.
8. How many times you revise the proposed plan?
A client can ask for several revisions and alternations of a proposed plan. We have no limits on it and we are always ready to revise the proposed plan up to the client’s full satisfaction. We always try to honor clients’ expectations and emotions while finalizing the proposed plan of a project.
9. Can we visit your designed project physically?
We have so many designed projects in different locations in the capital city Dhaka and many other prime cities in Bangladesh. If you are interested to visit them physically, our Customer Support Engineers will guide you to visit the project Locations as well. You also can see our designed projects on our website.
10. What Documents Required for RAJUK Plan Approval?
As a part of the talking plan Approval From a competent Authority i.e RAJUK, CDA, KDA, RDA, City Corporations, or Pouroshova, a design Approval Sheet is required. The sheet consists of Mouza Map, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Front, Back Side Elevations, Building Cross Sections, Locations of Utility Services, FAR and MGC Calculation, etc. Some Land documents are also required for Plan Pass i.e Land Registry Copy, Via Land Registry Copy, Mutation, DCR, Updated Land Tax, Prescribed Application Form, etc.
11. Do you have any support during Building Construction?
We have project management services for Building Construction. We provide project site visits by experienced project Engineers. Our design Architect and Structural Engineer also visit sites if required. We also have 24/7 Live chat support through our website for any types of queries and clarifications. The engaged contractor can also contact us over the phone for any type of support.
12. Do have any offices outside Dhaka City?
We do not have any Branch or Liaison office outside Dhaka for 2 reasons. Firstly, we are capable to move any district within a day. Secondly, We want to connect with potential customers directly. Most importantly, the liaison office always misuses the brand value of the mother company. So, our only corporate office is at Muktobangla Complex, Suite-201, Level-9, Mirpur Circle-1, Dhaka-1216. We are providing services all over Bangladesh from our corporate office in the Capital city Dhaka. Our team is always ready to move your project locations at any time.
13. How Long have you been working with Architectural Design Services in Bangladesh?
We are working on Building Architectural and Structural Design Services for more than 10 years. SHELLMARK LIMITED was established in 2012 as an Architectural Design firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Later in 2014, it was incorporated as a Private Limited Company under The Companies Act-1994. Currently, we are working on Architectural Design, Structural Design, Electrical, Plumbing Design, Soil Testing Services, Digital Land Survey, Project Management, and Civil Construction. Now we are the Best Architectural Design Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh.