The award ceremony was held at the lecture hall in Faculty of Built Environment, UTM in the morning of 1st November 2010. It was attended by the Company Managing Director Prof. Adjunct Haji Shamsuddin Muhammad, Executive Associate Ar. Hj. Nazri Abdul Aziz, Head of Department External Programme (S.P.A.C.E.) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmud Jusan, the head of Architecture Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Sani Ahmad, lecturers and students.
The award ceremony served to inspire Architecture students to work hard in order to achieve their dreams as a professional architect. Adjunct Prof. Ar. Haji Shamsuddin Muhammad through his company, KASA, has kindly contributed 2 awards yearly for deserving students. UTM is honoured to be the first IPTA given such an outstanding award to the final year students. This is a great milestone towards the establishment of collaboration between university and industry partners. This year, the recipients who were chosen by the Department of Architecture are Mr. Mohammad Hafizuddin Abd. Rahman and Mr. Ryan Chok anak Wat.
Adjunct Prof Ar Haji Shamsuddin Muhammad was then invited to deliver his speech at the award ceremony by introducing their company’s profile and the many benefits of the KASA awards. In his speech, he also emphasizes the many issues related to design and practise. A photo session and lunch buffet was held at ‘Linangan Jernih’ after the award ceremony.
Mr. Mohammad Hafizuddin Abd. Rahman later mentioned he is highly grateful and honoured to be chosen as one of the recipients and would encourage other students to grab any opportunities available to them during their study in UTM.