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. Solutions to Urban Slums: Building on Communities Knowledge & Heritage

    Wednesday, August 5 - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Kampala, Uganda

    Friday, August 21, 2015
    Korea, Republic of
  3. AIA International Region Conference

    Friday, September 11 - Monday, September 14, 2015
    Kyoto, Japan
  4. LEAF International 2015: Specifying the Future of Architecture

    Wednesday, October 14 - Friday, October 16, 2015
    United Kingdom
  5. World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium

    Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16, 2016

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.



Sari-Myeon, Goesan-Gun is an ordinary village with the typical opportunities and problems of any Korean farming village. The village has declined from its position as a provincial center in recent years because of modernization.

The village has investigated the potential of a more advanced rural community as a way to combat the rapid decrease it has seen in its population. It is one of the future oriented villages which explore new possibilities of development through any means possible.

The village tries to communicate and to reproduce among the generations through reproducing the architectural assets which will contain the essence of the village’s past, present, and future.

In this context, the possibility of using the old warehouse of Nonghyup and the old children centers is well worth re-investigation.

The village has need for a space for discussion and the exchange of knowledge and ideas. There has, for a long time, been the need for programs that link the many generations within a “Senior Center-Junior Center.”

Furthermore, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Korea Rural Community Corporation are willing to ask for various ways to develop the village in a style that reflects the region’s characteristics, and utilizes the unattended architectural assets of rural areas. We expect that it will be another alternative which can assist in developing rural sustainably.

International Practice Trade Issues Survey

The 2015 AIA International Practice Committee is interested in your thoughts on the status of your International Practice. We are particularly interested in the specific challenges to practicing abroad that you believe should be addressed. With the information that you provide, the AIA, in conjunction with the US Depart of Commerce and other Governmental Agencies, intends to address specific concerns that will lead to better practice opportunities with fewer inappropriate constraints. Your responses will be confidential and will be used to generate general information that will assist in reaching appropriate authorities to address concerns of our members.

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.

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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    AIA Europe 2015 Honors and Awards

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    We are pleased to invite our AIA members to submit their best projects to AIA Europe new Honors and Awards program. The deadline is July 31 2015 AIA Europe chapter's members and AIA National and...

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