Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Rizwan Kazmi
Assistant Professor, Architecture and Planning
PhD (Pursuing), M.Arch. (Jamia Millia Islamia)
Contact Address
Local Address TA 17 2ND FLOOR, BIT MESRA
Phone (Office) 06200810109
Phone Residence 06200810109
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 25-Jun-2019

  Work Experience
Teaching : 8 Years

Research : 3.5 Years

Individual: 4 Years

  Professional Background

Previous Employment Details

Worked as Architect on several Housing Projects and other public buildings/commercial buildings in firms like Arcop Associates Pvt. Ltd. (Dec 2010 - January 2012) and Design & Development India Pvt. Ltd. (May 2012 - July 2013)

Worked as Assistant Professor (Contractual) at NIT, Patna. (October 2017 - May 2019)

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Symposiums organized

Coordinator for a 2-day Online Symposium “Perpetual Cities: Past, Present & Future”, from 17-03-2023 to 18-03-2023, organized and funded by the Department of Architecture & Planning, BIT Mesra.

Coordinator for a 2-day (20-21 July 2022) awareness program for students on “Climate Smart Buildings & Thermal Comfort Measures in Affordable Housing (RACHNA)”, Organized and funded by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in collaboration with GIZ.

  Research Areas

Circular Economy in Construction Industry

Circular Building Design

Sustainable Built Environment

Urban Regeneration

Community Participation in Sustainable Development of Informal Settlements

No. of B.Arch. Thesis Guided: 14

No. of MUP Thesis Guided: 04

  Award and Honours

GATE Scholar 2019-2022

Summer Faculty Research Fellow, IIT Delhi, May to July 2023


Journal Articles:

Kazmi R. and Chakraborty M. (2024) Status and probable direction of circular economy in the construction industry in India through a systematic literature review, International Journal of Green Economics,, Inderscience (SCOPUS Indexed)

Kazmi R. and Chakraborty M. (2023) Identification of parameters and indicators for implementing circularity in the construction industry, Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Springer Nature (SCOPUS Indexed)

Chatterjee S. and Kazmi R. (2022), Vernacular Style of Architecture and Architectural Elements in Bengal, India, International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts, Volume 10, Issue 9, ISSN: 2320 – 2882,

National Conference:

Kazmi R. and Chakraborty M., Circular Economy in the built environment: a systematic review, National Conference on Energy Efficiency in Planning for enhanced urban resilience, National Institute of Disaster Management, MoHA, GoI, in collaboration with School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada held from 26-04-2023 to 27-04-2023.

International Conference:

Kazmi R. and Chakraborty M., Investigation of coal mine overburden to reuse as secondary building material to promote a circular economy in the construction industry: a case study of Jharkhand, India, 2nd Annual Conference on Infrastructure and Built Environment: Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies (IBSR), Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, IIT Kharagpur, held from 07-03-2024 to 09-03-2024, Published in Book of Abstracts.

Choudhary A. and Kazmi R., Role of Adaptive Kinetic Facades in creating climate responsive buildings in composite climatic zone, 2nd Annual Conference on Infrastructure and Built Environment: Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies (IBSR), Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, IIT Kharagpur, held from 07-03-2024 to 09-03-2024, Published in Book of Abstracts.

Priya S. and Kazmi R., Study of bio-climatic strategies in high rise building in a humid subtropical climate, International Conference on Climate Change, Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Habitat, Department of Architecture and  Planning, National Institute of Technology Patna in association with The Institute of Architects (Bihar Chapter), held from 17-02-2024 to 18-02-2023, Published as Conference Proceedings, ISBN: 978-81-19708-09-3

Kazmi R. and Chakraborty M., Use of different forms of waste promoting a circular economy in the construction industry: a systematic literature review, 4th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials and Sustainable Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar in collaboration with Department of Civil, Materials and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Indian Geotechnical Society, Jalandhar Chapter, held from 25-10-2023 to 27-10-2023, Published as EGRWSE 2023, Book of Abstracts, ISBN: 978-93-6012-928-6

Kumar A., Mishra S., and Kazmi R., Considering Holistic Planning Approach Towards Inclusive Mobility: A Case of Ranchi City, International Conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development in Global South, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, Institute for Human Development, and National Institute of Urban Affairs, held from 10-08-2023 to 12-08-2023, Published in Book of Abstracts.

Das D., Venkatraman M., and Kazmi R., Visual and performing arts as a design research tool for interpretation and accomplishment of Transgender InclusivityGoals, 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (SMUS Conference), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee, India) held from 20 to 26 February 2023.

Ahmad R. and Kazmi R., Placemaking Approach for sustainable urban regeneration: a case of Yamuna riverfront, International Conference on Sustainable Urbanism in Global South, School of Human Settlements, XIM University, Bhubaneshwar held from 10 to 11 February 2023, Published as ARCS 7.0, Book of Abstracts, ISBN: 978-81-954005-2-2, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7648092

  Member of Professional Bodies

Council of Architecture (CA/2010/49829)

IIA (A23548)

  Current Sponsored Projects

Preparation of Gram Panchayat Spatial Development Plan / Master Plan for Neori ( Ranchi district) and Kanrra (Bokaro District), Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, Co-PI, Amount: 05 lakhs, Duration 06 months, Completed in 2020

Recycling coal mine overburden to reuse as a value-added building material to promote a circular economy, Coal India Limited, Co-PI, Ministry of Coal, Government of India, Amount: 2.85 crores, Ongoing, Awarded in July 2023

  Member, Editorial Board

Reviewer: Journal of Engineering and Applied Science (SCOPUS), Publisher: Springer Nature

                 Circular Economy and Sustainability, Publisher: Springer Nature