The Aga Khan Award for Architecture exhibition and multimedia presentation was held at Sydney University’s, new state of the art, Abercrombie Building on 16 November 2016.  The exhibition showcasing the19 finalists and their submissions in this prestigious award provided a platform for rich dialogue on the sustainability features, community consultation and “quality of life” mandates of the award. 

Professor Adrienne Keane, lecturer and researcher from the University of Sydney - Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, spoke about the inspiration that came from the exhibits in their  approach to community involvement as a great lesson for her Masters students. Jorge Chapa from Green Building Council of Australia spoke about the sustainability lessons learnt from some of the award finalists. Invited guests included local architects, engineers, urban designers, university Master students, Jamati alumni and leaders.  There was great interest and engagement from the guests and students who were inspired by the designs and architects’ vision .

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence.