36th ARCASIA COUNCIL MEETING & 18th ARCASIA FORUM, Ayutthaya – Thailand

A large contingent from IAP attended ARCASIA in Ayutthaya, Thailand from 11-16 November 2015 at the Classic Kameo Hotel. The 6 day program with the theme ´Future of the Past” comprised of events starting with ARCASIA Office Bearers, Committee and Fellowship meetings on day 1.

36th ARCASIA Council Meetings were held on 12 &13 November 2015 alongside ARCASIA professional and technical workshop sessions followed by official and river cruise dinners.

The highlight of the event was when President IAP, Ar. Jahangir Khan Sherpao was elected at 36th ARCASIA Council meeting on 13 November 2015 as President Elect on 13th November 2015 with a landslide 13-5 votes victory to the prestigious office of ARCASIA Architects Regional Council Asia.
He will take over as President ARCASIA for the term 2017-18 and will be taking over office end of next year. The 19 Asian Countries Institutes recognized his work as President IAP in the last three years and his services to ARCASIA as Vice President Zone-A recently, in the fields of promoting ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION and Young Architectural Teacher Training both inside Pakistan and Internationally, Sustainability and Green Architecture, Conservation and Heritage, and Social Responsibility as well as his firm and resolute commitment to Young Architects uplift and nurturing at both the IAP Country level in Pakistan and ARCASIA both. His efforts for establishing the ARCASIA International Roundtables were much appreciated producing tangible mid-year results and Consensus Resolutions in all ARCASIA committees. His latest efforts leading to the holding on a short notice of the “International Roundtable Summit on Post Disaster Reconstruction of Nepal” in Islamabad were much appreciated by all ARCASIA Institutes.

This is a great honor for both IAP and PAKISTAN to lead the 19 Asian Institutes of Architects.