The Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Context Reception

10/22/2016 4:00 PM

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Context Reception

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Context Reception
Hosted by Georgia Tech School of Architecture
Please join us for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Context Opening Reception and Discussion.
The conversation will be about culture and serving the needs of our diverse communities using architecture as a backdrop. As you may know, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been around for 40 years and highlights architecture around the globe where Muslims have a significant presence. The Award utilizes architecture/built environment as a platform for connecting past and present, cultural needs with modern technology, sustainability and innovation, impact on the environment and quality of life and much more. Its also highlights the diversity of Muslim societies and the needs and aspirations of all people. You will notice, this year's winners come from many different countries and include 2 women architects. The Award aims to bring people together in a discussion and dialogue and builds bridges of understanding between diverse communities utilizing architecture as a tool.

Shiraz Allibhai is a great speaker and as a Deputy Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, he will be able to speak broadly about culture and not just the Award.

The geographical, typological, and disciplinary diversity of the nominated, shortlisted, and awarded projects distinguishes the Aga Khan Awards. The 13 cycles (1980-2016) have unfolded across three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe. The range of built projects awarded test the constraints of an architecture narrowly understood. They challenge us toward a more capacious understanding of the designed, built, and lived environment.

Shiraz Alibhai received his degrees in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University. He has been at the Aga Khan Trust for Culture since 1997 in various capacities including Senior Documentation Architect, Education Officer, Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project, and Managing Director of

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 4 PM - 6 PM
Venue: Georgia Tech School of Architecture, Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium, Architecture East Building, College of Design, 245 4th St NE, Ste 351, Atlanta, Georgia 30332
Free Parking will be available at 3:15pm in Peters Parking Deck:

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