Since its establishment in 1962, the Department of Architecture and Planning (DTAP) has now turned 60 years old. To commemorate the DTAP anniversary, a number of events were held, including the DTAP Sportsfest in August and the DTAP Anniversary Celebration in September.Until finally, the highlight of the 60th anniversary of the Department of Architecture and Planning was held on Saturday, December 17, 2022.
The peak event started in the morning at 06.30 with a healthy walk and group gymnastics. This activity is an internal event attended by lecturers, students, and employees, along with their families, and there are also student representatives. The event took place on a lively stage with an entertainment stage where lecturers and students joined in singing on stage. Then, there was a door prize draw that all participants had been waiting for the most. After various consolation prizes were distributed, it was time to draw the main prizes, which were 3 television units, 1 refrigerator unit, and 2 folding bicycle units. The morning event was declared over after the main prizes were distributed to the lucky winners.
The highlight of the 60th anniversary of DTAP continued in the afternoon in the form of an alumni workshop. Since 11:30 a.m., alumni have started arriving at the DTAP campus. While eating the lunch that had been prepared, the alumni looked happy to be reunited with their friends from college. After lunch, Alumni Workshop activities were held in rooms K1-K2. For those who cannot attend the DTAP campus in person, the Alumni Workshop event can also be watched online via Zoom. The event began with presentations by the departments and study programs about the current conditions of the DTAP campus, which were growing among the alumni. Then immediately proceed with the Alumni Workshop, which was guided by Prof. Ir. Bakti Setiawan, M.A., Ph.D., and Dr. Eng. Ir. Laretna T. Adishakti, M. Arch. The event was intended to build friendships between alumni and lecturers. Apart from alumni telling inspiring stories, there was also a question and answer session, which was enthusiastically attended by fellow alumni. At the end of the event, a group photo session marked the end of the Alumni Workshop session.
After the alumni workshop ended, it was followed by a jam session with BMW. In addition, there was a presentation of a memento in the form of a painting from Dr. Eng. Ir. Laretna T. Adishakti, M. Arch., for DTP. The afternoon program was fairly relaxed, with coffee breaks and entertainment from BMW. Alumni friends seemed to be chatting with the lecturers and letting go of the campus that was once part of their youth. Several alumni also contributed songs and sang together on stage.
Thus, the top event of the 60th anniversary of the Department of Architecture and Planning Engineering ended. Hopefully, with increasing age, DTAP will become more victorious, continue to develop for the better, and produce graduates who are inspiring, beneficial to the environment and society, and play a role in the progress of the nation and state. Dirgahayu DTAP!