Set up in 1997, FNMH carries an impressive portfolio of projects, from showrooms to airport master plans.
Besides institutional, office building and residential projects, FNMH undertakes commercial, retail and institutional interiors, campus planning, airport terminal building design and a range of activities in the field of design and graphics.
The firm undertakes research and planning studies, preparing comprehensive reports advising clients about the scope, size and methodology for development of ‘first of a kind’ projects. FNMH also undertakes the documentation and restoration of historic buildings. Increasingly prestigious projects, completed and ongoing, are located all over Pakistan, with several projects located outside the country as well.
Over the years, the FNMH team has been involved in a number of media and outreach projects: producing and directing a documentary film, writing, designing and publishing coffee-table books, and television programs focusing on art and architecture.
FNMH associates with some of the most reputable firms in the field of structural, electrical, mechanical and HVAC design in Pakistan. It is thus able to offer a range of services, from feasibility studies, master planning and concept design, up to tender documents, working drawings, and also construction management of ongoing works.
The firm was set up in 1997 as an architectural practice by Mukhtar Husain. Trained as an architect with a Master’s degree in industrial design, he brought with him twenty five years prior experience of working in Pakistan – nine years (1973-1981) with Zor Engineers (Pvt.) Ltd, a private turnkey design and construction services firm, followed by nearly fifteen years (1981-1995) with Nespak, the largest A/E consulting services firm in the country. During the period 1985-1992 he was the Chief Architect of the Jinnah Terminal Project at Karachi Airport, from its concept stage to its completion. Along with these jobs he was regularly involved in academic activities: teaching, writing for the professional press, participating in local and international seminars, discussions and technical reviews, culminating in his appointment as Executive Director of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, 1996-97.
Rumana Husain joined the firm in the year 2000. Trained as a graphic designer and in television production and direction, she brought with her a rich background of experience and interests, including playthings and accessories for children, their education, writing and illustrating books for them, interacting with the media and the performing arts.
Over the years, Mukhtar and Rumana’s joint interests have developed into a number of media and outreach projects at FNMH: producing and directing a documentary film, writing, designing and publishing coffee-table books, and television programs focusing on art and architecture. Since 2009, these activities have been transferred to JAAL, a related entity sharing the same office space and facilities. The FNMH team continues to provide logistic support for these projects.