In the year in 1983, Jalal Ahmad established Diagram Architects, an architectural firm, in partnership with two other architects. Later in 1997, he established his independent practice J. A. Architects Ltd. which evolved from the partnership practice of Diagram Architects. Later in February 2005 J. A. Architects Ltd. was incorporated as a Limited Company. J.A.Architects Ltd. have designed varied projects ranging from large academic institutions to small training centres made of mud blocks and from multifamily urban apartments to low cost settlement for the rural poor. Among the recent major building projects are Navana Silverdel Apartment comlex, Scholastica School and several training centres for BRAC, an NGO. For his designs, J.A.Architects Ltd. often draws inspiration from the elements of traditional architecture.
Projects designed by Ar. Jalal Ahmad have won awards in a number of prestigious architectural competitions, including North South University Campus International Design Competition (2002) and Mujib Nagar Memorial Open Design Competition (1984).
J. A. Architects’ team of young, creative and talented professionals are capable of rendering all types of professional services related to Buildings, Interiors and Urban & Rural Planning. J. A. Architects Ltd. is equipped with state-of- the-art Computer Aided Design facilities for rendering any type of design requirements. It has remained the intention of J. A. Architects Ltd. not to employ a variety of specialist engineers but to engage and coordinate a special team of independent consultants with the special skill required for the project in hand. Therefore, J. A. Architects Ltd. also has technical collaboration with reputed international and national consultants to provide any type of related specialized services. A list of different local associates is given below.
Projects of J.A.Architects Ltd. have been published in leading international architectural journals like Architecture Asia, Architecture+Design, Indian Architects & Builders. Projects by J.A.Architects Ltd. are also in the website of Architecture League of New York.