Our goal & Objective
FOUNDER - Message
FOUNDER - Message
A severe heat wave with temperatures as high as 49 °C struck southern Pakistan in June 2015 caused the deaths of about 2,000 people from dehydration and heat stroke, mostly in Sindh province and its capital city Karachi. A group of concerned citizens comprising of Architects, academic, philanthropists decided to plant and facilitate planting trees in Karachi to mitigate future heat waves.
The group called CHHAAON was formally launched on 19th September 2020 at the Quaid-e-Azam’s Mazaar. The aim of the group is to improve public spaces in the city of Karachi in association with the Municipal authorities.
We have pledged not to be complacent about our deteriorating public spaces. Our resolve is to make a difference in practical terms and eliminate the negative rhetoric of complaint.
Komal Parvez – Founder
Architect and Landscape Architect.
Professor & Chairperson at DAP, NED and conservation specialist. Passionate to restore ‘greener and healthier environments’ in cities and neighborhoods.
Principal architect Anjum Adil & Associates. 40 years of design experience, nationally and internationally. Held leadership positions at IAP and other institutions.
Ar. Anjum Adil (FIAP)
Currently practicing in MESA as Project Architect. Concerned citizen and environment enthusiast.
Ar. Daniyal Khan
Architect-urbanist-academic; currently a PhD scholar and visiting lecturer at K.U.Leuven Belgium. Her moto sustainable Cities-Citizens-Spaces aspires for and promotes green and socially resilient projects.
Asiya Sadiq Polack
Graduated from IBA and currently working at Bank Alfalah in the Strategy department.
Internal Medicine Specialist in Ripley, TN-USA with 30+ years of experience.
Dr. Syed Abbas Zaidi, MD
Architect and Assistant Professor, NED. Held honorary leadership positions in IAP.
Farida Abdul Ghaffar
Architect with 23 years of diverse experience, equally divided between the US and Pakistan. An amateur but passionate writer.
Lead Coordinator CPD and Curriculum and an experienced counselor with a passion for teaching. Associated with Generations school for the past 27 years
B.Arch from DCET
Batch 80- 86
Practices under the name of Gul & Thariani as well as GNT Consultants.
Architect, About 20 years of experience in the field with diverse projects in Pakistan.
Architect/Project Manager with experience in wide-ranging projects in diverse geographical regions and cultures. Held leadership positions in various NGOs and interested in improving quality of Architectural Education in Pakistan.
Experience: Ibrahim and Chaudry associate 2011, Visiting Teacher in DUET 2013, Lecturer in DUET 2014 - 2017, Now working as an external examinar and providing a advisory service to students with personal practice.
Mahwish Ghulam Rasool graduated with a Master degree in Architecture from NED University, department of Architecture and planning. She has worked for various architecture firms.
Mahwish Ghulam Rasool
Serving Federal Government Officer. MBA, SZABIST University.
Mishaal Rozina Merchant is a practicing Architect, founder of Studio Ecomorph She has taught at various architecture schools in Karachi. Interested in realm of Landscape urbanism.
Architect with over 30 year experience in diverse projects in Pakistan and abroad with leading international consulting firms. Sustainable design enthusiast.
GM/Head, Architecture & Planning Division, NESPAK, Karachi.
Muhammad Arif Changezi
Architect with 30+ years of experience. Worked with NESPAK and now in private sector. Held leadership honorary positions in IAP.
Served Karachi as Chairman KMC, KESC, Commissioner and Home secretary Sindh. Has hope that Karachi regains the title of being the harmonious ‘Mini Pakistan’ once again.
Parvez Ahmed Butt
Principal architect at RBD architecture and interior design studio, Held honorary leadership positions in IAP, ARCASIA and IVS
Senior Project Architect - Arcop Pvt Ltd. Philanthropist, Enjoys Urdu poetry and music.
Qualified architect, planner and project manager. Striving towards inclusivity and compassion in society especially after being paralysed chest down due to an accident in 2015.
Qualified Architect, proud homemaker. Love gardening and desires greener and cleaner Karachi.
Architect. Karachiite by birth with a passion to serve. Held honorary leadership positions as Past Chairman PCATP and Past President IAP among many.
Shahab Ghani Khan
Architect and environmentalist with 30+ years of experience. Presently visiting design studio master at DUET and SSUET.
Architect and Project Manager, Extensive work experience in Pakistan, Canada and currently in Qatar.
Syed Abid Hussain
Architect with 30+ years of work experience in UAE and Pakistan.
Syed Fayyaz Alam
Architect with over 50 years of professional experience in Turkey, Abu Dhabi and Pakistan. Past Chairman PCATP 1987-1991.
Syed Yadullah Haider
Homemaker and Philanthropist .Supporting improvement of public spaces.
Tehmina Dawood Parekh
Presently working as Project Manager at Government of Yukon, Canada. Previously worked in Pakistan and UAE.