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Architect of the Year Award (AYA)

Architecture was more or less identified with housing & more so with elite housing. However, many countries have used architecture effectively for public structures also, such as highways, metro rails, factories, harbours & any other public facilities. These projects/structures shall consume lot of building materials. If these structures have to look pleasing, relevant architecture has to be applied in their designs.

The subject of challenges to architecture vis-a-vis town planning, infrastructure development & affordable housing is being discussed in various countries through various forums. Shri Yadupati Singhania - Managing Director, J.K. Cement Ltd., thought that we could contribute to this cause by encouraging outstanding talent in the profession of architecture as a continuous process & thereby set an example for others in this profession to do better & better.

This is how Architect of the Year Award (AYA) began way back in the year 1990 (1st Architect of the Year Award). Awards were subsequently extended to architects of neighbouring countries from the year 1996 (7th Architect of the Year Award). To encourage state level architecture, State Architecture awards were also introduced from 9th Architect of the Year Award held in 1998.

Amidst much fanfare, the Architect of the Year Awards 2011 was organized in Goa. The Company added yet another feather to its cap in 2011 by expanding its categories to include The Green Architect of the Year Award - an award meant to applaud initiatives that promote environment friendliness and sustainability in construction. Mr. M.P. Rawal - Administrator (AYA) and President (Tech. &M.S.), J.K. Cement Ltd. says, "this year, with the addition of the new category the AYA has gone one step further in encouraging outstanding talent in architecture and making the awards more comprehensive. We are proud of the fact that AYA has lived up to its legacy of awarding excellence and helped pave the way for a better tomorrow."

Speaking on the success of the awards ceremony Mr. Yadupati Singhania, Managing Director, J.K.Cement Ltd remarks, "We at J.K. Cement Ltd. are immensely proud to host the prestigious Architect of the Year Awards every year. I would like to heartily congratulate each one of the award winners who truly deserve every bit of adulation coming their way for further raising the bar in architecture standards in India. Our association with awarding architects for over two decades has made AYA amongst the most credible recognition in the architecture industry. This year, the Green Architect of the Year category received a wonderful response. Therefore, we have decided to further embellish the awards with newer categories. On this very positive note, on behalf of J.K. Cement Ltd, we look forward to greater success in these awards, in the years to come."

Awards instituted by J.K. Cement LTD. since 1990

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