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AWA Newsflash: Abhay Wadhwa Honored by NOMA

AWA Design Principal Abhay Wadhwa is Honored as a Distinguished Member by the
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

Distinguished Members 2016

In an event hosted by NOMA this month in New York City, Abhay was humbled to join an accomplished group of 12 professionals nominated for “Distinguished Members for 2016.”

To read the featured article on Abhay released earlier this year, please Click Here


The NOMA honor comes shortly after Abhay was named as a special Honoree at the gala dinner by the Society of Indo-American Engineers & Architects (SIAEA) in November 2014.

 

AWA Newsflash: January 2016

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January 29 2016 l Volume 16.1


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New Release on AWA’s Light In Context Channel: Bushwick Inlet Park, BrooklynBushwisk image

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Abhay Wadhwa is honored to be featured as nycoba l NOMA distinguished member for January 2016. To read the full article, please Click Here


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We are pleased to share that two AWA Projects have won recognition from the
International Property Awards.
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Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture India
Floreal Towers
ACPL Design Ltd.

Architecture Multiple Residence India
One Bangalore West
Palladium Constructions Private Limited (A Phoenix Mills Group Co.)

‘Ark of Return’ Unveiled- A Memorial to the Victims of Slavery opens at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

‘ARK OF RETURN’ UNVEILED
A Memorial Honoring Victims of Slavery Opens at the UN Headquarters in New York City

AWA Lighting Designers were honored and humbled to be selected by Rodney Leon of Rodney Leon Architects, to provide lighting design services for this landmark project. The project is located at the UN Plaza in NYC, and was recently opened to critical acclaim. The ‘Ark of Return’ is a memorial in honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and will be permanently on display at the Plaza at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The memorial project process was started over five years ago by UNESCO and the Permanent Memorial Committee. The memorial was conceived with support from the UN Department of Public Information’s Remember Slavery Programme, and Member States from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the African Union. The Permanent Representative of Jamaica, Courtenay Rattray, served as chair of the Permanent Memorial Committee. Several nations, along with UNESCO, helped raise over $1.7 million to build the memorial.

The concept for the design of the memorial by Rodney Leon emerged from three important elements that individually and collectively generated the design solution.
• Acknowledge the Tragedy
• Consider the Legacy
• Lest We Forget
The lighting design solution aimed to create a respectful space, that augmented the visitors journey through the ‘Ark of Return’ – conceptually, psychologically and spiritually – to a place where acknowledgement, education, reflection and healing can take place.

CLIENT: United Nations
ARCHITECT: Rodney Leon Architects
LIGHTING DESIGNER: AWA Lighting Designers
YEAR: 2014 – 2015
VISUALS: AWA

Press Release: AWA_ArkofReturn_PressRelease_July2015

http://www.awalightingdesigners.com/

http://www.rodneyleon.com/

http://www.un.org/en/index.html

http://en.unesco.org/

View of the Memorial  from the Plaza- 59th Street Bridge and Long Island City in the background

View of the Memorial from the Plaza- 59th Street Bridge and Long Island City in the background

The  Trinity Figure- A deeply moving depiction of the forced travel

The Trinity Figure- A deeply moving depiction of the forced travel

Secretary General Bahn-Ki Moon Inaugurates the Memorial

Secretary General Bahn-Ki Moon Inaugurates the Memorial

As you enter the Memorial from the North- UN Secretariat in the Background

As you enter the Memorial from the North- UN Secretariat in the Background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abhay Wadhwa to Present on Contextualizing Light for the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects

When: Thursday April 18, 2013 6:30PM-8:30PM. Lecture begins at 7:00

Where: Mohawk Showroom, 71 W. 23rd St. 18th Floor, New York NY 10010

Event is free with RSVP until April 8th. After April 8th admission is $10.00

RSVP: email events@nycoba.org

Click here to view the page on the nycobaNOMA page