The Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements (BI) and affiliate Bengal Architecture and Urban Design Ltd (BAU) form a unique, transdisciplinary forum dedicated to imagining a future Bangladesh through prospects of designed settlements and landscapes.

BI/BAU presents a platform for developing ideas and programs to improve the qualities of architecture, landscapes and settlements. In generating a critical, creative and humanistic dialogue, the Institute proposes an integrated approach to the arrangement and rearrangement of the environment. Innovative transdisciplinary programs of the Institute integrate architectural and design research, investigation of cities and settlements, and the study of larger regions and landscapes.

Activities of the platform are carried out by a team of dedicated professionals that include architects, urban designers, urban planners, geographers, landscape architects, environmental experts, and other allied professionals. BI/BAU also enjoys a network of internationally renowned academics and professionals who participate in various programs.