On January 19, 2019 ADA made history with the inaugural ADA Awards show at the Sindh Governor House; graced by the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, as well as the Govenor of Sindh Imran Ismail. The event culminated after a marathon 2 days of heated debate and discussion in the jury at IVS.
Despite the challenges, the ADA Awards team succeeded in completing the show with a total of 18 awards and 7 honorable mentions bestowed on the best projects from architecture, design and art from Pakistan’s creative world! Two lifetime achievement awards were given to Dr.Gulzar Haider and Mrs.Salima Hashmi.
The most coveted award – the project considered to have the most socially responsive impact- was bagged by BBDO Pakistan’s campaign subtitled “Not a Bug Splat”
Audience members comprised of architects, designers, artists, academics, media, consulates, government and corporate officials, literati, and the creme de la crème of Karachi.
The program was interspaced with performances including a solo dance by Suhaee Abro. The night concluded with a performance by Khumariyaan followed by dinner.