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Alumni shortlisted for IIA Awards 2016 (School of Architecture CEPT Ahmedabad)

February 24, 2017

Updated with winners:

The Awards were declared on March 16th 2017.

Category: Public and Institutional: Chitra Vishwanath (’82 Batch), for The Altier School at Bangalore

Category: Unbuilt: Girish Karnawat (’86 Batch), for Bamyan Cultural Centre at Bamyan

As both are recipients of several earlier awards, the wins don’t surprise. But for sure, it is a reason to celebrate! ….Congratulating all winners in 10 categories: Together with architects and designers who keep striving for better, continue to inspire others!

(The FAAA events and recognition page @ is not very extensive, but for more: @—chitra-vishwanath)

For some more details, see IIA Awards page @, and now the compilation of all shortlisted entries is published and available with IIA Mumbai like last year.


SA Alumni are shortlisted for IIA Awards 2016

So glad to see the Alumni of School of Architecture featuring on several honours & awards lists slowly. Lightens some of the frustration of dealing with our routine, underpaid, stressed out long work hours, where no one seems to value what one stands for.

Only an architect in today’s India will feel the pain of another. And if a Jury of 14 of them shortlists 56 architects for excellence in design, including a few seniors who themselves were inspiration for the new generation, one can’t help but notice that a handful of them are ex-CEPT, ex-SA. And more than half are women.

Christopher Benninger, who participates frequently in IIA Awards, is one such name with whom at least two of the younger lot have worked. On a lighter note, one of them is even named KIDS. Along with him Prasanna Desai, Shahrukh Mistry and Sonali Rastogi’s offices have been the ‘go to’ places for whole batches of architecture trainees and freshers. Sanjay Puri, who started his office when half of the selected kids were in high school, is a much awarded presence with two IIA Awards, and have designed a few buildings in our surroundings as well. Tony Joseph’s name too appears on the list and at least one of his works, Madhuban Resort and Spa, Anand is close by to experience.

Shortlisted architects for IIA Awards 2016: Congratulations and wish you all the very best!

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