Ar. Usman Sami
Assistant Professor, Architecture
Area of Interest: Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Management, Industrial Arts & Crafts in the Punjab, The Lahore Museum
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Usman Sami is an architect and conservationist. Currently teaching at the Department of Architecture & Design at COMSATS University in Lahore. He has previously taught at the Department of Architecture, National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore and has served as the Director of the NCA Archives. He has also worked at the Office for Conservation and Community Outreach and Imtiaz Ali Associates and has trained as a conservation architect at SAYKA Architecture. in Ankara, Turkey. He has worked as a Consulting National Expert for Cultural Heritage Conservation at UNESCO. He is the co-founder and Principal Architect of the architectural practice SNAP Architects. Usman earned his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the National College of Arts, Lahore and an MSc. in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

Funded Projects:

Completed Projects:
1. Development of the Lahore Museum Improvement Plan / Lahore Museum: Building Management Guidelines (2019 - 2019) PIs: Ar. Usman Sami, Other Team: Dr. Karen Exell, Maleeha Noorani, Usman Sami, Budget: $ 14000, Funded By: UNESCO / World Bank (Web Link).


1. Usman Sami (2019), "Lahore Museum: Building Management Guidelines", published by: UNESCO Islamabad   
Journal Papers:
1. Beril Binogul, Asli Merve Hetemoglu, Asli Özahi, Cansu Can, Damla Erdem, Deniz Üstoglu Coskun, Gözde Yildiz, Meltem Çetiner, Merve Çolak, Merve Tohma, Usman Sami, Tolga Ilhan, Tugba Kavak, Zeynep Ilay Oruç, Filiz Diri, Leyla Etyemez, Özgün Özçakir, U (2016), "Story of Unique Timber Frame House in Yesilada / Egirdir", Symposium on Restoration and Conservation of Timber Structures 4: Proceedings, pp: 321-330, Vol: 4, ISSN: ISBN 978-605-9507-13-4    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Usman Sami (2022) "Lahore Museum: An Object on Display", International Virtual Conference on Museums, 2021 (ICOM Prague 2022) IVCoM 2021, Part 2 - Group 6: Diversity of Art, Culture and Heritage    (External URL)
2. Usman Sami (2021) "The Lahore Museum: Disaster Risk Review", Promoting Disaster Risk Management Unit & First Aid to Cultural Heritage. ICCROM / Alhamra Arts Council & WCLA   


M.Sc. Architecture (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Sep 2014 to Jul 2017
National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
Nov 2003 to Jan 2008


Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad - Lahore Campus
Sep 2013 to Date
Principal Architect | Conservationist
SNAP Architects
Jan 2011 to Date
National Expert – Cultural Heritage Conservation
Jun 2019 to Sep 2019
Conservation Architect (Trainee)
SAYKA Construction Architecture Engineering Consulting and Trade Ltd. Co, Ankara, Turkey
Jun 2015 to Aug 2015
Director - NCA Archives
National College of Arts, Lahore
May 2012 to Aug 2013
Lecturer – 3rd Year Architecture – Design Studio
National College of Arts, Lahore
Apr 2010 to Aug 2013
Urban Analyst / Graphics Coordinator
Office for Conservation & Community Outreach - OCCO
Jun 2009 to 2013
Associate Architect
Imtiaz Ali Associates
Mar 2008 to Jun 2009
Junior Architect
Office for Conservation & Community Outreach - OCCO / Associated Estate Developers Limited – AEDL
Jul 2006 to Apr 2007

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