The NDTV Design & Architecture Awards have been hailed as one of the best (sic!) by the Architect Guild for its rigour, discipline and credibility. Carrying the baton forward this time the awards had a two tier jury which made them more disciplined and credible (sic!). The two tier jury was divided into a shortlist jury and a final selection jury (sic!).
Jury members for the awards included Prem Chandavarkar, Managing Partner, CnT Architects; Vinita Chaitanya, Founder, Prism; Sharukh Mistry Founder Partner, Mistry Architects; Gayathri Shetty, Founder Director, Gayathri & Namith Architects; Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand, Khosla Associates; Ambrish Arora, CEO & Design Principal, LOTUS (Delhi); Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Principal, Matharoo Associates (Ahmedabad); Krishnarao Jaisim, Founder Jaisim-FountainHead (Bangalore); Ranjana Mital, Professor, School of Planning and Architecture (Delhi); Sanjay Puri, Founder, Sanjay Puri Architects (Mumbai); Shimul Javeri Kadri, Principal Architect, SJK Architects (Mumbai); Ar. Kamal Malik, Founder and Principal of Malik Architecture; Soumitro Ghosh Partner, Mathew and Ghosh Architects (Bangalore); Tony Joseph, Principal of Stapati (Calicut); Paul Flowers, Global Senior Vice President Design, Paul Flowers and Zafar Chaudhary, Architect. The jury for the students awards included Sidhartha Talwar, Partner & Design Principal; Sonal Sancheti, Principal-OPOLIS Architecture and Urban Design; Ar. Partha Ranjan Das and Soumitro Ghosh.
Present on the occasion were eminent personalities including Prasoon Joshi, Ad film Director & Lyricist; Atul Kasbekar, Indian fashion photographer; Prahlad Kakkar, Ad film Director; Perizad Zorabian, Actress; Boman Rustom Irani Chairman & MD, Rustomjee Group (Perizad's husband(sic!)); Kiran Nagarkar, Novelist & playwrite; Aman Nath, Architectural restorer & Writer; Ar Vilas Avachat; Ar Paresh Kapadia; Krishna Rao Jaisim; Vinita Chaitanya; Sandeep Khosla; Kamal Malik; Sanjay Puri and Anu Malik.