Founding Years (1952-1958)

Established in 1952, Naqvi & Siddiquie planted its roots as a trailblazer in the architectural services domain in Pakistan. Aiming to carve a niche in providing innovative and lasting design solutions, the firm embarked on a journey that would profoundly impact the architectural fabric of the nation. These foundational years laid the groundwork for a commitment to excellence and a vision that extended beyond mere structures.


The years from 1958 to 1964 marked a pivotal juncture for Naqvi & Siddiquie. In 1958, the firm achieved a significant milestone as Syed Sibtain Sadiq Naqvi and Pirzada Aslam Raza Siddiquie, having garnered diverse experiences in various architectural firms, united forces. This union was more than a partnership; it was the confluence of two visionary minds with a shared passion for architectural innovation. Together, they laid the cornerstone for what would evolve into a legacy-defining collaboration, shaping the identity and trajectory of the firm.

Expansion & New Partnerships (1990 Onward)

The dawn of the 1990s brought a new chapter to Naqvi & Siddiquie. In 1990, Pirzada Masroor Raza Siddiquie and Syed Zia Askari Naqvi joined the partnership, infusing fresh perspectives into the firm's rich tapestry. This period witnessed significant growth, marked by an expanded portfolio of projects and a focus on specialization. The firm emerged as a design authority, particularly excelling in the intricate art of masterplanning, with a notable emphasis on the education sector and numerous public projects.

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Naqvi & Siddiquie's journey unfolded into a specialized approach, with an emphasis on the design and masterplanning of educational institutions and various public projects. The firm's adeptness in navigating the complexities of the education sector became a hallmark, earning recognition for its transformative impact on learning environments. This era of specialization propelled Naqvi & Siddiquie into new horizons, undertaking diverse projects and contributing significantly to the architectural legacy of Pakistan.

Founding Visionaries

After completing his general education, Syed Sibtain Sadiq Naqvi graduated from the School of Architecture, Delhi. In 1964, he earned an Advanced Diploma in Architecture. His journey in various architectural firms culminated in the formation of a partnership with Pirzada Aslam Raza Siddiquie in 1958.

  • Associate of Institute of Architects, Pakistan.

  • Associate of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planner.

Syed Sibtain Sadiq Naqvi (1925 – 2001)

Pirzada Aslam Raza Siddiquie's educational journey included an Advanced Diploma in Architecture from the School of Architecture, Delhi, and a Diploma in Town Planning and Building Development from London. His leadership and contributions were significant in shaping the firm's identity.

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Health, London.

  • Fellow of Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, London.

  • Fellow Member of Institute of Architects, Pakistan.

  • Associate of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planner.

Pirzada Aslam Raza Siddiquie (1925 – 2012)

Founding Partner

Founding Partner


Pioneering Architects (Retired)

Joining Naqvi and Siddiquie as a Senior Assistant Architect in 1958, Mohammad Abdul Moktadar's career trajectory saw him become a Partner and Resident Architect at the Rawalpindi/Islamabad office in 1964.

Mohammad Abdul Moktadar (1935-2014)

Qamar Aijaz Alvi's journey included a Civil Engineering graduation in 1958 and postgraduate courses in soil mechanics and ultimate strength design. Joining the firm in 1962, he became a Partner and Resident Engineer at the Rawalpindi/Islamabad office in 1964.

Qamar Aijaz Alvi (T.I) (Born in 1933)

Partner (Retired)

Partner (Retired)


Managing Partners

Graduating from the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 1985, Syed Zia Askari Naqvi obtained his M. Arch from the University of Houston, Texas, U.S.A in 1988. His tenure with Naqvi and Siddiquie Associates commenced in 1988, leading to his partnership in 1990.

Syed Zia Askari Naqvi (Born in 1961)

After completing B.Sc. from the University of Karachi and B. Arch from NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi in 1989, Pirzada Masroor Raza Siddiquie joined Naqvi and Siddiquie Associates as an Architect in 1989. His partnership was established in 1990.

Pirzada Masroor Raza Siddiquie (Born in 1959)

Managing Partner

Managing Partner