24 December 2019
The Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) in association with the Council of Architecture (CoA) organized a conference of architects at the Govt Museum Auditorium on Monday to discuss various issues the profession has been facing.
The main issues deliberated at the meet were: bringing out a white paper on status of profession of architecture in the country listing all issues, roadblocks and way ahead; to promote interface between CoA and architects by decentralizing the activities and to create a think tank comprising of eminent architects in education and profession to guide CoA in its day to day operations etc.
Prominent professionals who attended the conference included Ar Manmohan Khanna, Chairman, Chandigarh Chapter, IIA; Ar Habib Khan, President, COA; Ar Divya Kush, President, IIA; Ar Sapna Prabhakar, Vice President, COA; Ar Kapil Setia and Ar N K Negi, both executive committee members, COA. It was also attended by a large number of Heads of Colleges of Architecture (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Chandigarh Region), Teachers and Architects in Education.
Ar Manmohan Khanna, Chairman, Chandigarh Chapter, IIA, said, “The meeting was successful as a lot of problems of the profession were discussed in detail and we are sure that the deliberations will help us in chalking out a roadmap for the further activities.”