Suha Ozkan is an architect and architectural theorist, and is the former Secretary-General of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Suha Ozkan is an architect and architectural theorist, and is the former Secretary-General of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Working from 1982-2007, he helped establish the Aga Khan Award as one of the premier architectural institutions of the world dedicated to the recognition and celebration of work of highest excellence. Dr. Ozkan is also the Founding President of World Architecture Community. Educated at the Middle East Technical University and the Architectural Association, Dr Ozkan was also involved with a number of universities and institutions including METU, the UIA, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements and the Hassan Fathy Institute. He is also the author of a number of books on contemporary architecture.
Ozkan, Suha. "The Aga Khan Award for Architecture." In Building for Tomorrow, edited by Azim Nanji, 92-93. London: Academy Group Ltd., 1994.
The more than 19 essays on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in this retrospective suggest there is a transnational and transterritorial landscape’ out of which a constructive discourse can emerge. Through a definition of architecture that engages the whole built environment and situates human and cultural concerns at heart of the conversation about the future of building in the Muslim world, the Award has led, initiated and sustained an enabling series of conversations. The essays in this volume, while different in focus and approach, indicate how the Award has fostered and forged such “a community of concern”.
Source: Azim Nanji in “Enabling Conversations” from Building for Tomorrow.