JK Cement, India’s premier cement company will announce the 26th Architect of the Year (AYA) Award-2017 on September 17, 2017 in Coimbatore. The prestigious award is JK Cement’s annual flagship event and is aimed at recognizing and encouraging remarkable talent in the field of architecture.
Some of the most prestigious categories at the AYA include Architect of the Year, the Great Master’s Award, the Young Architect Award and the Foreign Countries Architect Award. The jury for the award includes renowned names in the field of architecture (refer list).
The revolving category this year is affordable housing, which is in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of providing housing for all.
Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, currently advisor and former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation will grace the award ceremony as the Chief Guest. Mr. Raghavpat Singhania from JK Cement will also be present on the occasion.
Speaking on the success of the AYA, Mr Yadupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, J.K. Cement Ltd. said, “Year after year, the AYA has created a legacy of promoting excellence in the field of architecture. The awards that were instituted over a quarter of century ago, have witnessed remarkable success and earned great respect in the architect fraternity I extend my heartiest congratulations to all the nominees.”
The prestigious AYA Awards is attended by the most celebrated names in the world of architecture, and is one of the most anticipated events of the year for leading architects. This year, the jury received over 199 entries that came from India as well as its neighboring nations, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Mr. M.P. Rawal – Administrator (AYA) & Advisor, JK Cement Ltd. remarked, “The sheer number of entries and the quality of nominations is absolutely overwhelming. Participation requests for the awards are now coming in from both the young and the established aspirants from across the globe. It makes us proud of having created a platform for recognizing the outstanding work done by the architectural community.”