With the election process reaching an end, Ar. Vilas Avachat has emerged as the newly elected President of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) for 2023-2025. He will be taking charge as the new President, along with the new office bearers. He will be succeeding the previous President Ar. C R Raju, who was the President for the term 2020-2022.
With professional and academic experience spanning over four decades, Vilas Avachat had held various roles within IIA, one of which was that of the Vice President for the National Council from 2015 (until now). He has worked on various national and international projects through his firm (Vilas Avachat & Associates) established in 1991, Vilas has also been a visiting faculty for the past 20 years. Besides being a member of IIA, he is also a Council Member of the professional practice committee of Union of International Architects (UIA).
The office bears elected for IIA’s National Council Committee for the next term (2023-2025) are:
Vice President- Jitendra Shantilal Mehta
Hon.Treasurer- Sudhir Balakrishna Pillai
Jt. Hon. Secretary- Akshaya Kumar, Ranee M L Vedamuthu, Sandeep Bawdekar
Council Members– Amit Mangesh, Debatosh Sahu, George Kurian, Kamla Kant Asthana, Raj Kumar Prajapati, Sandeep Kumar Jha, Satishraj Prataprao Jagdale, Shilpa Sharma, Udaya Shankar Doni, Yayati Murlidhar Tapale