South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

South Asia Seminar Series hosts architects Krishna Menon and Arif Hasan

Thu, April 3, 2008


A G Krishna Menon is an architect, urban planner and conservation consultant practicing in Delhi for over 30 years. He has been simultaneously teaching in Delhi and in 1990 co-founded the TVB School of Habitat Studies in New Delhi. In 2007 this private School became the teaching department of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He is actively engaged in research and has contributed extensively to professional journals and several academic books. He has also been actively involved in urban conservation and in 2004 drafted the INTACH Charter for the Conservation of Unprotected Architectural Heritage and Sites in India. Recently he has been associated with the formulation of The Delhi Master Plan–2021, The National Capital Region Master Plan–2021 and is a Member of several statutory Committees set up by the Government.

Arif Hasan this year was awarded the Hilal-I-Imtiaz for public services, an award which, is the Government of Pakistan’s highest civil award for a living person. He has been a Member of the very prestigious Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, a Member of the Steering Committee of the Award and a Member of the Technical Review Committee for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, collectively for a period of ten years. Arif Hasan received the Karachi Development Authority’s Best Building Award in 1983. He received the Third ‘International Year for the Shelter-less’ Memorial Prize of the Japan Housing Association in 1990,. He is on the Governing Board of numerous local, national and international civic and public affairs institutions, including the International Institute for Environment and Development in the UK, and the Asian Coalition of Housing Rights in Bangkok.


April 15th, 2008 7:30 PM-9:30PM, AVAYA Auditorium (ACE 2.302)


April 17, 2008 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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