We are very pleased to share the news that Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Director-General of Bengal Institute, has been announced as one of the nine members of the Master Jury for Aga Khan Award for Architecture Cycle 2020-2022. The Master Jury will get together in January 2022 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects. The jurors will then convene in summer of 2022 for a second time to look into the on-site reviews of shortlisted projects, before announcing the final winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The renowned and late master architect Muzharul Islam was a member of the first Master Jury of the Award (1978-80).
Other members of the Master Jury include: conservation architect Nada Al Hassan; dean of Columbia University GSAPP Amale Andraos; Berlin and Paris-based artist Kader Attia; professor at Boston University Sibel Bozdoğan; Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh; architect and professor at TU Munich Francis Kéré; Pritzker Prize winner Anne Lacaton, and dean at the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York, Nader Tehrani.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is governed by a Steering Committee chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. The other members of the Steering Committee are Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Manama; Emre Arolat, Founder, EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture, Istanbul; Meisa Batayneh, Principal Architect, Founder, maisam architects and engineers, Amman; Sir David Chipperfield, Principal, David Chipperfield Architects, London; Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Director, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York; Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Marina Tabassum, Principal, Marina Tabassum Architects, Dhaka; Sarah M. Whiting, Dean, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge. Farrokh Derakhshani is the Director of the Award.
Visit the AKDN website for details: https://www.akdn.org/architecture/master-jury/244906