Geoffrey Bawa is Sri Lanka's most
prolific and influential architect. His work has had tremendous
impact upon architecture throughout Asia and is unanimously
acclaimed connoisseurs of architecture worldwide. Surprisingly,
however, his architecture is not well known outside the region, and
has not received the international attention in deserves.
On only the third occasion since he founded the Aga Khan Award for
Architecture, in 1977, His Highness the Aga Khan will present the
special Chairman's Award during the 2001 award cycle to Mr. Bawa to
honor and celebrate his lifetime achievements in and contribution to
the field of architecture.