Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury, architect and Principal of URBANA, has received First prize in the International Baku Architecture Award in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan. The award was given in the category of Best Implemented Project in the architecture of public buildings. This is the first time such an award has been received by a Bangladeshi architect. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan (UAA) with the support of the International Union of Architects (UIA) organizes the award every two years, which seeks to recognize architectural diversity, to encourage new ideas, new realizations and exemplary, new implementations in the world. Works of Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA has been published and exhibited internationally and have received numerous other awards.