The AAK President’s dinner 2017 | Awards of Excellence

The AAK President’s dinner 2017 | Awards of Excellence

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The Architectural Association of Kenya hosted the AAK president’s dinner at the Villa Rosa Kempisnki hotel on 5th December 2017. Coordinated by the Architects chapter and sponsored by Basco Products Kenya Limited.

AAK President Arch. Emma Miloyo giving her opening remarks at the dinner
AAK President Arch. Emma Miloyo giving her opening remarks at the dinner

The event also included the bi annual Dura coat Awards of Excellence and the unveiling of the AAK at 50 commemorative book. The Award scheme sought to recognize outstanding developments based on the following criteria design innovation and creativity, creative use of material, contextual appropriateness, sustainability and social economic impact to the community.

In her opening remarks the honorary treasurer of the Association Q.S. Olivia Sally Otieno thanked the members present and encouraging them to send their feedback in regards to the operations of the Association.

Basco Paints M.D Mr. Khamlesh Shah outlined his organization’s milestones and their close association with the Architects further commenting on the increase of entries in the chapter.

Basco paints MD Mr. Kamlesh Shah making his remarks at the dinner
Basco paints MD Mr. Kamlesh Shah making his remarks at the dinner

AAK chapter Chairperson Arch. Wilson Mugambi mentioned the association’s plan in regards to expanding the awards of excellence across the region as well as the long term plan of the AAK Architects.

AAK Architect's chapter chairperson Arch. Wilson Mugambi making his comments
AAK Architect’s chapter chairperson Arch. Wilson Mugambi making his comments

President of the Architectural Association of Kenya, Arch. Emma Miloyo highlighted the Associations activities throughout the year and their agenda, acknowledging the leadership and secretariat of the Association.

Highlights of the night included presentation of the various awards to the winners both in the Children’s category and the architectural submissions, a segment headlined by the jury members represented by Arch. Dr. Susan Kibue and Arch Jonathan Manning of Osmond Lang Architects and planners from South Africa.

Arch. Jonathan Manning and Dr. Susan Kibue
Winner of the AAK Children's competition Ali Jamee Mohammed of Kiota School receives his award from PS Aidah Munano. Together with him is his family
Winner of the AAK Children’s competition Ali Jamee Mohammed of Kiota School receives his award
( Front row L - R) Winner of the children's competititon Ali Jamee Mohammed of Kiota School , First runner up Allan Mogori Karioko of whitestar springs and Leonel Ngatia of Kiota Schools who was the second runner up. (  Back row  L- R) PS Aidah Munano, Arch. Emma Miloyo
( Front row L – R) Winner of the children’s competition Ali Jamee Mohammed of Kiota School , First runner up Allan Mogori Karioko of whitestar springs and Leonel Ngatia of Kiota Schools who was the second runner up. ( Back row L- R) PS Aidah Munano, Arch. Emma Miloyo

The dinner was presided over by the chief guest P.S Aidah Munano on behalf of C.S James Macharia of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development. In his speech, Dr. Macharia highlighted the housing agenda by the government for the coming year.

To crown the night, the Commemorative book was unveiled by the Chapter Secretary, Architect Martin Tairo followed by the cake cutting exercise which was conducted by the president, Architect Emma Miloyo and the chief guest, PS. Aidah Munano.

Chapter secretary Arch. Martin Tairo giving his remarks
Chapter secretary Arch. Martin Tairo giving his remarks
The unveilling of the AAK@50 Commemorative book by PS Aidah Munano, Arch. Emma Miloyo and Arch. Martin Tairo
The unveilling of the AAK@50 Commemorative book by PS Aidah Munano, Arch. Emma Miloyo and Arch. Martin Tairo
The cutting of the cake by the chapter's chairperson Arch. Wilson Mugambi, AAK President Arch. Emma Miloyo, Chief guest PS Aidah Munano and Basco Paints MD Mr. Kamlesh Shah
The cutting of the cake by the chapter’s chairperson Arch. Wilson Mugambi, AAK President Arch. Emma Miloyo, Chief guest PS Aidah Munano and Basco Paints MD Mr. Kamlesh Shah

The Winners of the Awards of Excellence were also feted at the event.

AAK President, Arch. Emma Miloyo presents the Best Educational institution project winner award to Mara Girls Leadership school submitted by Meelby Architects and Ecospace architects.
AAK President, Arch. Emma Miloyo presents the Best Educational institution project winner award to Mara Girls Leadership school submitted by Meelby Architects and Ecospace architects.
The Best commercial building project was awarded to The Hub Karen. The award was presented by Arch. Gad Opiyo (L) and was received by QS. Olivia Sally (R) on behalf of Bowman Architects
The Best commercial building project was awarded to The Hub Karen. The award was presented by Arch. Gad Opiyo (L) and was received by QS. Olivia Sally (R) on behalf of Bowman Architects
The award for best residential building project went to Swahili Gem by Urko Sanchez Architects. The award was presented by Mr.Kamlesh Shah of Basco paints and was received by Arch. Nathan Kureba O.G.W  on behalf of Urko Sanchez Architects.
The award for best residential building project went to Swahili Gem by Urko Sanchez Architects. The award was presented by Mr.Kamlesh Shah of Basco paints and was received by Arch. Nathan Kureba on behalf of Urko Sanchez Architects.
The Best low cost/Social project (Residential, Healthcare, Educational) award went to SOS Children’s village, Djibouti by Urko Sanchez Architects. The award was received by Arch. Nathan Kureba on behalf of Urko Sanchez Architects.

 

 

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