Lecture - Preservation of the Ottoman Architecture in the Balkans
Prof. Dr. Amir Pašić
Head of Architectural Department in the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
He is the Head of Architectural Department in the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul since January 1993. At the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sarajevo, he is the Head of Doctorate program (since January 2014), and the Chair of the “History and Theory Architecture and Preservation of Building Heritage Department” (since 2009).
Also, he is a full professor of architectural design; (since 1999) and a full professor of urban planning, specialized in large scale historic preservation projects (since 2000). At the university, he is giving courses from history of architecture, especially Islamic architecture, architectural design, and preservation and management of historic sites and urban landscape. He is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Commission for UNESCO, and a President of FB&H Committee for the Master plans of Historic cities of Mostar and Počitelj. He is internationally recognized for the conservation and reconstruction of the Old Town of Mostar, a project for which he received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986. He is the recipient of the 2000 First Freedom Award (USA, 2000), and the 2004 Stari Most Award (USA) for his outstanding service toward achieving peace, reconciliation, economic development and establishing long-term security in the former Yugoslavia.