Emre Arolat attended to the Steering Committee of Aga Khan Award’s Fourteenth Cycle (2017-2019).

Established in 1977, the Award is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Emre Arolat Architecture was previously awarded the Aga Khan Award in 2010 for the Ipekyol Textile Factory in Edirne, Turkey.


The Steering Committee is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. Together with Emre Arolat, the committee included Sir David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London, Mohammad al-Asad, Founding Director, Center for the Study of the Built Environment, Amman, Francesco Bandarin, Special Advisor, UNESCO, Paris, Hanif Kara, Design Director AKT II, London and Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Azim Nanji, Special Advisor, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Brigitte Shim, Partner, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto, and Marina Tabassum, Principal, Marina Tabassum Architects, Dhaka. Farrokh Derakhshani is the Director of the Award.

Arolat also served on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Master Jury in 2016.