Fazlur Rahman Khan – the father of tubular designs

Modern cities boast towering giants of steel and glass, seemingly defying gravity in their dizzying heights. But how do these architectural marvels achieve such feats? The answer lies in the groundbreaking work of Fazlur Rahman Khan, the Bangladeshi-American engineer dubbed the “Father of Tubular Designs.”

Born in 1929, Khan’s early life in Dhaka (then part of British India) was shaped by a love for mathematics. His father, a rural math teacher, nurtured Khan’s passion for numbers and spatial reasoning, a foundation that would propel him to revolutionize skyscraper design.

Intrigued? Read the full blog to discover how Khan’s innovative concepts continue to shape the skylines of today!