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The practice of architecture is global in its reach and industry members seek vital information that is pertinent to foreign markets, trade, procurement and practice issues, as well as the cross-cultural aspects of working abroad.

The International Practice Committee strives to promote excellence in international architectural practice; to serve as a resource to members by disseminating information in international markets, practice and design; to develop expertise in international policy and trade issues in order to advise AIA on international practice; to facilitate and enhance the international practices of the membership; and to foster relationships with architects abroad.


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  • Call for Nominations: AIA Representative to Pan-American Federation of Associations of Architects

    One of the oldest federations of architect organizations, the Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos (FPAA)was created in 1920, and is composed of 34 national architects’ associations of the Americas, divided into four geographic regions. The organization was founded to establish ties among the architects of the Americas, to enable information exchange, and to promote the profession in the hemisphere. The AIA was a founding member and is the largest member section of FPAA, and along with Canada and Mexico, constitutes the Northern Zone. The AIA has often had members in leadership roles in FPAA.

    The AIA is requesting nominations for an AIA member to serve in a leadership position on the FPAA Executive Committee. Candidates should be bilingual (English/Spanish) and have previously served in a leadership position with AIA National, such as on an AIA National committee or the Board of Directors.

    Interested candidates should send a CV/resume and letter of interest to Theresa Palma, Director, International Relations, theresapalma@aia.org. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2016 at 5 PM ET.

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    The AIA presentation at Pristina Architecture Week has shown again that the international community of architects has a special interest in the AIA and AIA Europe activities. The presentation... more

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    The Royal Institute of British Architects-USA President James Karl Fischer, RIBA, AIA, PhD , is a speaker in the Symposium. Dr. Fischer is dedicated to enhancing the participation of architects in... more

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