The Master Jury for the next Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been announced. Run every three years, the Aga Khan Award celebrates architectural design that successfully addresses the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslins have a significant presence.
The Master Jury will meet in January 2013 to select a shortlist of projects which show exemplary skill in this field. The schemes will then undergo a series of rigorous onsite reviews by independent experts before the panel meet again in June 2013 to select the final recipients. The Aga Khan Award carries a prize fund of $1m.
The nine members of the Master Jury for the 2010-2013 Award cycle are:
Mr. David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London, United Kingdom
Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Mr. Michel Desvigne, Landscape Architect and Founder, Agence Michel Desvigne, Paris, France
Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Professor and Executive Director, Makerere Institute for Social Research (MISR), Wandegeya, Uganda
Mr. Kamil Merican, Principal Designer and CEO, Group Design Partnership, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Professor Toshiko Mori, Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect, New York City, USA
Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Artist, New York City, USA
Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, Architect and Founder, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey
Mr. Wang Shu, Architect and Founder, Amateur Architecture Studio, Hangzhou, China