6 stunning architecture projects receive the 2016 Aga Khan Award

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Friendship Centre by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury

Inspired by one of Bangladesh’s oldest urban archaeological sites, the Friendship Centre was designed by URBANA founder and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury for an NGO that works with the local impoverished population. The naturally ventilated green-roofed buildings are made from local hand-made brick with an ancient monastic aesthetic. The Friendship Centre defends itself against the area’s frequent floods and earthquakes with a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



2010 Entrepreneurial Business Award Winner

The EBAward was initiated by Louise Lambert, President of Junior Achievement, Ed Levental, General Manager of Valco Industries, and Pamela Schindler, Director of the Wittenberg Center for Applied Management in 1997. Together their common interest in education and business vitality led to the idea of showcasing local business success stories. The EBA recognizes and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit and practices of area companies by recognizing businesses that have implemented innovative ideas to better serve their customers, enhance the skills of their employees, improve their competitiveness or benefit the community. The EBAward has been a student-managed project in the Wittenberg Center for Applied Management (WittCAM) since its inception. Past winners include: Champion Company, Oxiem Marketing Technologies, Comfort Keepers, Safety Through Engineering, The Happy Soul, Young’s Diary, Freedom Feeds, Kapp Construction, Ohio Feedlot Inc, Rothschild Berry Farms, Rittal Corporation, and Acusource. The Champion Company is the winner of the 2010 Entrepreneurial Business Award. Champion was founded in 1878, and has been in business for 131 years. Headquartered in Springfield, and calling itself “Springfield’s best kept secret”, the champion Company is a funeral supply company that is truly innovative and setting the pace for the embalming industry. In April 2009, Champion released its 4th generation line of funeral products. The line, called ENIGMA, is the first and only