Hanif Daud is the founder of ICON, an international design practice. He holds a Bachelor in Architecture. Mr. Daud specialized in historic preservation and urban renewal from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as a SPURS Fellow. Experience includes projects designed and executed in Commercial, Corporate, Educational, Exhibition / Museum, Preservation, Interior Design (Banks, Offices, Restaurants, Retail, etc.), Master Planning, Urban Design and Residential categories.
He is the recipient of several academic and professional awards including first Biennial IAP Awards: “Excellence in Architecture” by the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) in 2005. His work has been widely acknowledged and published. He has served as a “Jury Member” and “Panel of Experts” on architecture and urban issues workshops and seminars.
Mr. Daud is also an avid furniture designer. He teaches architectural design in various capacities alongside his practice. He frequently writes on architectural, urban design and historic preservation issues.
Saman Mahmood completed her under graduate studies in Architecture with several academic awards. She received her Masters in Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is the recipient of IAP Awards “Excellence in Architecture” by the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) in 2012.
Ms. Mahmood has successfully designed and executed a wide range of projects internationally over the last fifteen years, consisting of Commercial, Corporate, Educational, Exhibition / Museum, Preservation, Interior Design, Master Planning, Urban Design and Residential. She continues to explore new and exciting opportunities in the field of design and urban planning.
Ms Mahmood has been regularly teaching design and writing on urban and architectural issues. She is a Nominator for Aga Khan Award for Architecture since 2000. Ms. Mahmood is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, NCARB (#82047) and the Board of Technical Registration, Arizona (#61548).