ABC 13 Houston | His Highness the Aga Khan awarded the 2017 President’s Medal for architecture

Friday, May 19, 2017 06:26PM
NEW YORK CITY (KTRK) — The Architectural League of New York awarded its highest honor to His Highness the Aga Khan during a dinner at the Metropolitan Club.

The President’s Medal of the Architectural League is awarded annually to individuals for their exemplary work in architecture, urbanism, art and design.

The 2017 President’s Medal honors the 40th anniversary of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture – given every three years to inspirational designs that address the needs of Muslim communities worldwide.

The 330 guests at the dinner included family of His Highness the Aga Khan: Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Prince Hussain Aga Khan and Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan.

“In thinking about the way societies live in the developing world, in the industrialized world, I came to a very simple conclusion: what is the art form that has the most important impact on every society, in every part of the world? And the answer is quite simply, architecture.


In the troubled times in which we live, it is important to remember, and honor, a vision of a pluralistic society. Tolerance, openness and understanding towards other peoples’ cultures, social structures, values and faiths are now essential to the very survival of an interdependent world. Pluralism is no longer simply an asset or a prerequisite for progress and development, it is vital to our existence.”


– His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

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