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SLIA launches Architect 2012

Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) held its felicitation of stallholders of Architect 2011 exhibition and the launch of Architect 2012, the Annual Sessions organized by the Institute at a recent event held at Hotel Taj Samudra.

Fellow architects. Pictures by Sulochana Gamage

The Annual Sessions are set to take place from February 22 to 26, 2012 at BMICH. A key component of the annual sessions is the Members' Work and Trade Exhibition which celebrates its 29th successful year in 2012.

Having created a name for itself within its sphere, the exhibition has proved to be an important portal for the construction industry in Sri Lanka. The 2012 exhibition will feature more than 200 trade stalls with products and services related to the building Industry. Many stallholders of the previous events have declared their interest to be a part of the exhibition once more.

While felicitating participants and stallholders of Architect 2011, President SLIA Archt Ranjan Nadesapillai invited them to be a part of the next year's event as well. Prospective stallholders could reserve their stalls online from 25th July onwards via the Architect 2012 Website.

The annual sessions will commence with the Inauguration Ceremony scheduled for February 22, 2012, followed by the opening of the of the Members' Work and Trade Exhibition.

President SLIA Archt Ranjan Nadesapillai unveiling the website

The National Conference will follow this on 23 while the AGM and the Fellowship Night will be on the 25.

Glenda and Zanita

The National Conference will be addressed by eminent architects and other personalities both local and international. The Members' Work and Trade Exhibition will be open to the public from July 23 to the 26.

The Exhibition also creates space for architects to showcase their work. The awards schemes for Design and Research will be under different categories. The award schemes for Architectural Design and Research is to recognize the standards of creativity and study achievements by their authors.

SLIA will be inviting students from around the country to visit the exhibition, especially schools located away from Colombo and rural areas. Entrance fee will not be applicable for students throughout the four days. "Every year we add something new to the sessions therefore you can look forward to some fresh ideas next year, this is the ideal opportunity for the public to find more details regarding the industry," commented Archt Ranjan Nadesapillai on Architect 2012.


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