This year’s annual grand ceremony for the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Awards will be held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi on 5th February, 2012 and commemorate the centenary of the political and cultural city of Delhi, 100 years after its re-emergence as the capital of modern India. Over 1,800 architects are registered to attend the event.
The IIA Awards are a highlight of the architectural events calendar in India and celebrate excellence in the local design community as past winner, Ar. Kamal S. Malik explains: “The IIA Award is a wonderful platform for architects to showcase their creative talent at a national level. The planning and professionalism with which these awards are organised encourages participants to give their best.”
The jury panel is made up of honorary and fellow member architects from the IIA community who select a handful of exceptional winners in the categories of Residential, Public, Industrial, Landscape Design and Research. For the first time, this year, eight top architects will be recognised with lifetime achievement awards. These are: Ar. Raj Rewal, Ar. M.R. Agnihotri, Ar. Ajoy Choudhury, Ar. Ram Sharma, Ar. C.N. Raghavendran (Padmashree), Ar. M.M. Rana (Padmashree), Ar. A.R. Bhalla (Padmashree), and Ar. Balbir Verma.