On 17th January 2015, we had an Official ARCASIA Handover Ceremony and Office Bearers Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand hosted by the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA). We had a very smooth administration transfer, followed by a fruitful meeting and discussions.
I am happy to say that our administration will carry on with the policies and projects initiated under the capable leadership of Immediate Past President Ar. Tan Pei Ing. I also wish to provide you with our goals and objectives, and list the projects we planned to achieve in the two next year.
The Council of the ARCASIA consists of all the Presidents of the National Institutes.
The organization itself serves as an extension for each member institutes' regional programme and relations.
Annual meetings are held in different member institute countries, to deliberate and to give collective directions and representation to matters that affect the architectural profession in the Asian region.
The ARCASIA Travel Prize in Architecture is the travel and research scholarship given to Young Architects of ARCASIA (40 years and under) and member of the institute of their country. The emphasis of the traveling scholarship is not only to promote research in the selected fields of study, but also to encourage cross border education as well as to foster cultural exchange between nations and institutes. This year, the ARCASIA Travel Prize aims to enable Young Architects to travel outside of their country to conduct design research in Japan related to architecture.
There will be three (3) prizes awarded, one for each of three ARCASIA zones: Zone A, Zone B, Zone C. Please refer to ARCASIA website for more information on the country zones.
The monetary amount for the award shall be
Zone A: 4,500 USD
Zone B: 4,500 USD
Zone C: 4,500 USD
The monetary awards must be used for travel to Japan. In addition to conducting proposed research, the travel itinerary will include visits to Nippon Steel, Sumitono Metal and Kimitsu Works, as well as visits to related buildings using SuperDyma and relevant architectural offices.
Upon returning from the travel, the three winners will be required to present their travel findings during the ARCASIA Award Ceremony in the ARCASIA Forum 18 to be held in Ayutthaya, Thailand, in November 2015. The three selected projects will also be published in hard copy and e-journal.
We are pleased to announce that Architecture Asia (AA), the ARCASIA’s magazine, which is published by Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) for ARCASIA in both printed and e-formats, will be restructured and revamped with the objective of elevating it to a publication that captures and reflects the design excellence of the Architects within our region.Read more