Keeping with the tradition of pioneering pedagogical initiatives, ADA announced excellence awards in the fields of Architecture, Design to endorse Pakistan’s creative talent on a global level. Maria Aslam presented details of the awards at an impressive ceremony held on August 18, 2018 at Claremont House, Karachi. Guest speakers included the eminent Hameed Haroon and senior architects Gulzar Haider, Arif Hasan and Shahid Abdullah, all of whom highlighted key areas of the awards from different perspectives. Chairs for all three categories – Shahid Sayeed Khan for architecture, Saima Zaidi for design and Sameera Raja for art engaged the audience in an interactive conversation. The launch was well-attended by members from the professional, social and media fraternities of Pakistan.