The 23rd edition of Annual Architect of the Year Award (AYA) in Lucknow last month, honoured and felicitated outstanding talent in the architect community. The 11 recipients were selected out of the 200 entries by an esteemed jury chaired by. Yadupati Singhania, Managing Director, JK Cement Ltd. The other jury members included senior professionals from the Indian architect community. The AYA receives participation from community across the sub-continent including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Mauritius, Maldives and Seychelles.
The Great Masters Award / Chairman Award for lifetime / outstanding contribution to architecture, which is given once in three years was presented to Ar. Shiv Dutt Sharma from Chandigarh. The Green Architecture award was given to Ar. Sanjay M. Patil from Nashik for his project YCMOU Library and Multimedia Centre, Nashik. The Indian Architecture Award was bagged by Ar. Sanjay Mohe, Bangalore for his project Rohan Mithila, Pune.