Australian Institute of Architects(AIA),NSW and Bangladeshi Architects in Australia(BaA) has announced first ever the winner of the Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary Scholarship in the annual award ceremony at Tusculum on 30May 2014, Sydney.
Winner for this years award is – Felix Saw, University of New South Wales.
The travel bursary scholarship was awarded to a graduating student whose entry for the NSW Design Medal exhibits and explores an interest in some of the issues confronting Bangladesh including urban planning, social and political concerns, water management or urban agriculture and food supply. The recipient receives an economy return airfare and two weeks of accommodation in Dhaka, Bangladesh as well as work experience with renowned architect Rafiq Azam at his practice Shatotto.
BaA General Secretary Tanu Murang and Executive Tanvir Ahmed was present at that ceremony.
According to Tanu Murang ” it’s huge achievement for BaA and everybody in the presentation night were talking about this scholarship. This was the main discussion topic in that night.” He also thanked Farhad Reza, Iftekhar Abdullah, Shekh Lana and Samik for doing the background work for about a year and more.
The news on award was also in the news coverage from AIA.
The news at UNSW website says-
2013 Master of Architecture graduate, Felix Saw, has won the prestigious NSW AIA Design Medal which was announced last Friday at the Institute of Architects. NSW AIA Design Medal is the top prize awarded to a Master of Architecture graduate project. Felix received the prestigious NSW Design Medal for his Master of Architecture Graduation Project (2013) titled The Stoma: Herb Bank. At the same ceremony Felix was also awarded another prestigious prize, the Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary, awarded by Bangladeshi Architects in Australia, which includes a trip to Bangladesh (Dhaka). Felix is the second UNSW Built Environment Architecture student in a row to have received the award, with Manus Leung as the joint winner last year, for his Master of Architecture Graduation Project Platform 870 at Cockatoo Island.
More to this news- at UNSW Website- http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/content/felix-saw-wins-prestigious-nsw-aia-design-medal
Source: AIA,NSW website. http://wp.architecture.com.au/news-media/2014-nsw-graduate-student-architecture-awards-announced