Shamsul Wares is among the most eminent architects with decades of pedagogic experience. He worked under Louis I. Kahn, while at the Dhaka office and after graduation, under renowned architect Muzharul Islam. Currently, he is the Advisor of the Architecture Department at the State University of Bangladesh, and an architectural consultant at Shisrikkhu Sthapati in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He has designed many residential, institutional, and public buildings. He has served as president of The Institute of Architects Bangladesh(IAB) for two terms and has led the Bangladesh delegation at five ARCASIA meetings. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Architectural Education by the institute in 2009. He also serves as a technical advisor to several Bangladesh Government Organizations including the Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Dhaka University, Export Promotion Bureau, etc.