The IIA Award is the most prestigious honour bestowed upon professionals in India, for Excellence in Architecture. Established in 1989, the Awards are presented by the Indian Institute of Architects – the national representative body of the architects, which currently enjoys a membership pool of nearly 20,000 architects in India.
Ever since it commenced its service in 1917, the institute has played a major role in promoting the profession of architecture by organising and uniting all the Architects of India, in fellowship. IIA promotes aesthetic, scientific & practical efficiency of the profession, both in education and practice. The institute is represented on all national and international platforms connected with architecture, art, healthcare, hospitality and the construction industry. IIA is affiliated with International Union of Architects (UIA), Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation of Architects (SAARCH).
The objective of The IIA Awards is to encourage, appreciate, acknowledge and honor the significant contributions of member professionals in the field of architecture. Each year, the awards are given in 8 categories, Interiors, Heritage Buildings, Urban Infrastructures, Residential, Public, Industrial, Landscape Design and Research. The last IIA Awards ’2011 were conferred upon promising professionals, at a luminous ceremony held in Delhi on 5th February, 2011.
The 2012 edition of the Awards ceremony will be held in Mumbai on 14th October 2012, at the Hyatt Regency.