BAE-IAP Honours Faculty and Graduates at the Academic Awards Ceremony
Text: Khadija Jamal & Farida G
The ceremony started with the Tilawat of Holy Quran, after which Architect Khadija Jamal Shaban,
Chairperson BAE-IAP welcomed the guests and highlighted that this was the first time that BAE-IAP had ogranised a dedicated evening for Award recipients. Previously these would be part of some event of IAP, but this exclusivity acknowledged the importance of education to the Institute. She also briefly touched upon the plans of training and publication of BAE-IAP and build upon the works of her predecessors.
Veqar ul Islam, Director and CEO of Jaffer Business Systems, in his keynote address spun a motivational route to success citing from real life personal experience. This presented the young graduates’ food for thought as they embarked on their career journey.
Architect Murad Jamil and Architect Amir Nazir Chaudhary also spoke on the occasion on IAP-KBA Award and Mehdi Ali Mirza Award respectively with personal anecdotes. Ar. Murad Jamil is part of the founding team of KBA-CARE (Kausar Bashir Ahmad Center for Research, Architecture, Education) and Ar. Amir Nazir Chaudhary past recipient of Mehdi Ali Mirza Award.
It was heartening to see the occasion graced by senior respectable architects and the winners were most happy to receive the Awards from such stalwarts. IAP Faculty Excellence Awards (IFEA) were presented by Ar. Arif Hasan to Dr. Anila Naeem and Dr. Suneela Ahmed under Senior and Junior categories respectively.
Many useful outcomes came out during the discussion which are being compiled and circulated leading to further deliberations on this theme.
Photography Awards by presented by Ar. Tariq Qaiser and Ar. Fawad Suhail Abbasi; Graduate Award by Ar. Zaigham Jaffery; IAP-KBA Awards by Ar. Murad Jamil and Mehdi Ali Mirza Awards by Architects Amir Nazir Chaudhary, Akeel Bilgrami, Jehangir Khan Sherpao (President, ARCASIA) and Asad I A Khan (Chairman PCATP).
In his closing remarks President IAP Ar. Ali Zafar Qazi congratulated the award winners and appreciated the presence of all the guests. Ar. Farida Abdul Ghaffar has been the convener for IAP KBA, Graduate Awards and Mehdi Ali Mirza Awards and has been managing the process with dedication and diligence since past few cycles.
The event concluded with a round of national songs to commemorate 71st Independence Day of Pakistan and the guests arose to salute the national anthem. The programme was followed by dinner.
BAE-IAP ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: This year 2nd Architecture Photography competition was held under given theme of ‘COMMON GROUNDS’ focusing on spaces that bring individuals, families or communities together. It was open to all Architecture students. 62 images by 21 contestants from 09 schools were received.
IAP-KAUSAR BASHIR AHMAD AWARD: It is conferred annually to the best Thesis Project among all accredited architectural schools in Pakistan in the domain of Socially Responsive Architectural Design. This year for 6th Cycle of the Award, 19 entries were received from 10 accredited schools across Pakistan.
IAP GRADUATE AWARD: It encourages and recognizes exemplary thesis work done by graduating students of Architecture in Pakistan. This year 10th Cycle of IAP Graduate Award was successfully executed. 32 entries were received from 13 accredited schools across Pakistan. MEHDI ALI MIRZA AWARDS:
It gives recognition each year to the students from each architecture school within Pakistan who have excelled in their studies and graduated securing top position with the highest marks (Cumulative GPA of all five years) in their respective school. This year 23 entries were received from 18 accredited schools across Pakistan.
Result of 6th IAP-Kausar Bashir Ahmad Award 2017-18:
Sarim Kamal Zuberi
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
Honorable Mention: Sanober Khan NED University Engineering & Technology Karachi
Honorable Mention: Mohaddesse Fatima Khan Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
Result of 10th IAP Graduate Awards 2017-18:
Anam Ishtiaq Malik, School of Art, Design & Architecture, NUST, Islamabad
Iqra Khalid, School of Art, Design & Architecture, NUST, Islamabad
Result of 1st IAP Faculty Excellence Awards 2017-18:
Winner (Senior Faculty):
Prof. Dr. Anila Naeem
Chairperson, Department of Architecture & Planning, NED UET, Karachi
Winner (Junior Faculty):
Dr. Suneela Ahmed
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture & Planning, NED UET, Karachi
Honorable Mention (Junior Faculty):
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, COMSATS Institute of IT, Islamabad
Result of 2nd Architecture Photography Competition 2017-18"
Wajiha Ashraf from IVS, Karachi
Alina Khan from COMSATS, Islamabad
Radhya Kareem from IVS, Karachi
Honourable Mention 1:
Afrin Adil from IVS, Karachi
Honourable Mention 2:
Abeezar Hussain from Sir Syed University, Karachi
Wasiq Shakeel Umer from University of Gujrat, Gujrat