AIA International Practice Committee


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AIA International Program

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.

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Submission Deadline: International Architecture Awards 2015

    Sunday, February 15, 2015
    United States
  2. Submission Deadline: Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  3. Architecture Abroad: An International Practice Workshop (WE203)

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Atlanta, GA, United States
  4. International Committee Reception (EV218)

    Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Atlanta, GA, United States
  5. XIV WORLD TRIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE “INTERARCH`2015”

    Sunday, May 17 - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Sofia, Bulgaria

Practicing internationally (or interested)?



AIAU can help.   Earn LUs learning about general international practice and resources available to AIA members, as well as practice in India, China, Mexico, Canada, and the Middle East.

Or, gain insight into individual country licensure requirements, education, transnational practice, procurement and more on the Architectural Practice Around the World database.

Announcements/Opportunities

Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. The Prize is awarded to cities and recognises their key leaders and organisations for displaying foresight, good governance and innovation in tackling the many urban challenges faced, to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits in a holistic way to their communities.

To facilitate the sharing of best practices in urban solutions that are easily replicable across cities, the Prize will place an emphasis on practical and cost effective solutions and ideas, for the benefit of cities around the world. Through this prize, Singapore hopes to promote exemplary thought-leadership and exchange of ideas among cities, so as to spur further innovation in the area of sustainable urban development.

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate will be presented with an award certificate, a gold medallion and a cash prize of S$300,000, sponsored by Keppel Corporation.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015

International Architectural Competition Design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre

UNESCO, together with the Government of Afghanistan, announce the launching of a single phase, open, international project competition for the design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan. The centre will be built near the Cultural Landscape and Archaelogical Remains of Bamiyan, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage property. The winning project should represent the first stage in the realisation of an iconic edifice worthy of this unique site and its priceless heritage.

The UIA has endorsed this competition, which it has found to be in conformity with the UNESCO- UIA regulations concerning international competitions in architecture and town-planning.

objectives
The competition seeks to reinforce culture and history as the base of Afghan unity, while celebrating the cultural sensitivities of the diverse ethnic groups. The Bamiyan Cultural Centre is intended to be a place of reconciliation, of peace building and of economic development in Afghanistan. The Centre will be a space for exchanges of ideas and knowledge and a dynamic gathering place for communities to honour past traditions and to plan for the future.

The Centre will be no more than 2 200 M2 on a 26 000 M2 site and must include spaces for exhibitions, live theatrical and musical events, research and classrooms.

Submission Deadline: January 22, 2015

International Architecture Awards 2015

The international Architecture Awards are the absolute Global Architecture Awards Event with 36 CATEGORIES and 25 ESTEEMED JUDGES across the Globe. It’s your chance to be distinguished around the Best in the profession.

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015

2015 UIA-PHG International Student Competition

The International Union of Architects Public Health Group (UIA-PHG) cordially invites you to submit an abstract for a paper or poster presentation to the 2015 UIA-PHG Annual Conference. The theme of the conference is “Health for All: Cultural, Populational, Operational & Technological Influences.” This conference will be held in Dalian, China, in conjunction with the 16th China Hospital Build & Infrastructure Exhibition and Congress.

In 1978, more than 130 countries signed the Alma Ata Declaration that aimed to protect and promote physical, mental and social well-being of all people. Thirty-six years has passed. The world has witnessed rapid changes in the development of globalization, the growth of economy, the booming of the world population and the advancement of technologies. However, some important questions remain unanswered. Have we achieved the goals the Declaration set for 2000? Have we, as planners, urban designers, architects, interior designers or other related professionals, fulfilled our mission to provide healthy living environments and quality health services to all people?

2013/2014 Dedalo Minosse International Prize

Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building, is promoted by ALA - Assoarchitetti and Regione del Veneto.

The Prize, founded in 1997, is biennial and is currently in its ninth edition.

The Prize would boost the quality of architecture looking at final result, analysing and focusing on project and constructive plan process and giving a special attention to people who determine the success of the work: the architect and the client, supported by the project executors (the building firms) and the public administrations.

AIAU: LUs at Your Fingertips

AIAU features rigorously-curated content for architects, designers, builders, and others working in our diverse and evolving field. These online courses supplement events in your community, giving you learning you can access any time of day, from any place in the world with an Internet connection.

VOLAND 2014: Call for Papers

The objective of this Conference is to bring together all stakeholders interested in volcanic landscapes including architects, engineers, geo-scientists, tourism professionals, educators, economists and other professionals as well as government and local authorities to discuss the means and agree on the ways to promote and protect the beauty and individual characteristics of volcanic natural resources in the framework of sustainable development.

VOLAND 2014 organizers welcome abstracts for papers and/or posters that cover the conference topics. The presentations should be in English or Greek Language. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

The Holcim Awards is an international competition that recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels. A total of USD 2 million in prize money is awarded in each three-year cycle.

The competition seeks projects that demonstrate an ability to stretch conventional notions about sustainable building and also balance environmental, social and economic performance – while also exemplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability.

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