IIA Awards for Excellence in Architecture 2018 announced

IIA Awards for Excellence in Architecture 2018 announced

The winners of prestigious Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Awards for Excellence in Architecture for 2018 were announced at the valedictory function held at Kovalam, Trivandrum. Ar Divya Kush, President, the IIA presented the awards. The awards were adjudged in categories of Residential, Interior- Non Residential, Socially Responsible, Commercial, Public Institutional, Industrial – Infrastructure, Interior – Residential, Hospitality and Recreation, Conservation, Landscape, Unbuilt and Research.

This year’s IIA award winners

ArchitectPracticeProjectAward Category
Ar Verendra WakhlooMatra Architects and Rurban PlannersKaleka HouseResidential A
Ar Swapnil ValvatkarCollage Architecture StudioRohan Aviriti- An Urban OasisResidential B
Ar Narayan MoorthyKumar Moorthy and AssociatesCorporate Office, Creative TravelCommercial
Ar Bakir ZafarNBZ Architectural ConsultantsMasjid-e-Haji Abdur RaufPublic -Institutional
Ar Bijoy RamachandranHundredhands DesignBangalore International CentrePublic -Institutional – Commendation
Ar Christopher Charles BenningerCCBA Designs Pvt LtdKrohne MarshallIndustrial Infrastructure
Ar Pinkish ShahS+PS ArchitectsPavilion HouseInterior-Residential
Ar Vivek Singh Rathore

Ar Vivek Singh Rathore

Salient Architects

Group DCA

Fanattic Sports Museum

Office for Communique Marketing Solutions

Interior – Non Residential, Joint Winners
Ar Madhav JoshiMadhav Joshi and AssociatesBackpacker’s HostelHospitality and Recreation
Ar Sidhartha Talwar

Ar Anubhav Gupta

Studio Lotus

GPL Design Studio

Imagine Studio at The TreesConservation category
Ar Madhushitha C ACochin Creative Collective1868 HouseUnbuilt
Ar Sujata C. HingoraniOasis Designs IncJM Streetscape, Pune Streets ProgrammeLandscape
 Ar Mohandas P, Stapati and VanamMalabar HeadquartersLandscape
Ar Arjun RajanA’Factree ArchitectsTransition HomesSocially Responsible
Ar Shilpa SharmaIES College of ArchitectureResearch

This year IIA had received a record no of 519 entries. The first level of Jury for Shortlisting the Entries was conducted at Mumbai. The jury members shortlisted 84 entries for the final jury. The final jury was conducted at Kovalam, Trivandrum, Kerala on 3rd and 4th of October 2019. The two-day event also witnessed 84 of the country’s finest projects presented by its Architects and an exhibition of all shortlisted entries. About 1000 delegates and 600 architecture students from across the country participated in the event.

The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is the national body of architects, with over 20,000 active members. The Awards are constituted to encourage, acknowledge, appreciate and honour the creative contribution of the IIA members all over India in the field of architecture. The institute creates a perfect platform for the architects to present their creations, which can lead to meaningful debates and dialogues aimed at defining a new direction for architectural practice in the country.

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