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The Architectural League of New York awarded its 2017 President’s Medal to His Highness the Aga Khan

New York, USA, 18 May 2017-The Architectural League of New York today presented its 2017 President’s Medal to His Highness the Aga Khan. The President’s Medal is The Architectural League’s highest honor and is bestowed, at the discretion of the League’s President and Board of Directors, on individuals to recognize an extraordinary body of work in architecture, urbanism, art, or design. The medal was presented by League President Billie Tsien at a dinner in New York.

This recognition comes on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the Aga Khan Award in Architecture, which celebrates achievements in architecture and urbanism that serve an Islamic population anywhere in the world; spotlights issues of sustainability, quality of life, local craft and building traditions; and helps to preserve and develop public spaces, buildings, and landscapes of great cultural and civic importance.