As initiated by Ar. Fawad Suhail Abbasi, VP IAP during his term as Chair ACYA (2015-17), the first ARCASIA Young Architects Stormathon was organized in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 13 December 2017. Tan Szue Hann from Singapore, Chairman ACYA (ARCASIA Committee on Young Architects) jointly organized the event with Deputy Chairman ACYA Ar. Ahmad Ridha from Malaysia who will take over from him in 2019-2020.
Pakistan & IAP were officially represented by Vice President IAP Ar. Fawad Suhail Abbasi who is also the First Chairman of ACYA. 17 out of 21 member ccountries participated in the Stormathon. President ARCASIA Ar. S.M. Jahangir Khan Sherpao was the Guest of Honor and was accompanied by ARCASIA Hon. Secretary Ar. Ramiz Baig. President IAI Ar. Ahmed Djuhara and President SLIA Ar. D.H. Wiewardene accompanied their ACYA Delegates. ASA also organized the Chiang Mai and Lamphun City Tour Program on 14th and 15th December 2017 showcasing important landmarks as the Three Kings Monument & Cultural Museum, Wol Cedi Luang, Rachamankha Hotel and Lanna Architecture Center.
The first ARCASIA Young Architects Stormathon was a great platform and brought together students and architects from across the world.