JK Cement all set to host the 26th edition of Architect of the Year Awards

New Delhi, 7th September 2017: 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 themost prestigious categories at the AYA include Architect of the Year, the GreatMaster’s Award, the Young Architect Award and the Foreign Countries ArchitectAward. The jury for the award includes renowned names in the field ofarchitecture (refer list). 

Therevolving category this year is affordable housing, which isin line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of providinghousing for all.

 Dr. K.Radhakrishnan, currently advisor and former Chairman of Indian Space ResearchOrganisation will grace the award ceremony as the Chief Guest. Mr. RaghavpatSinghania will also be present on the occasion. 

Speakingon the success of the AYA, Mr Yadupati Singhania, Chairman & ManagingDirector, J.K. Cement Ltd. said, “Year after year, the AYA has created a legacy of promotingexcellence in the field of architecture. The awards that were instituted over aquarter of century ago, have witnessed remarkable success and earned greatrespect in the architect fraternity I extend my heartiest congratulations toall the nominees.” 

Theprestigious AYA Awards is attended by the most celebrated names in the world ofarchitecture, and is one of the most anticipated events of the year for leadingarchitects. This year, the jury received over 199 entries that came from Indiaas 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 ofentries and the quality of nominations is absolutely overwhelming.Participation requests for the awards are now coming in from both the young andthe established aspirants from across the globe. It makes us proud of havingcreated a platform for recognizing the outstanding work done by thearchitectural community.”


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