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Planning to attend the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago?  Don't miss these programs from the 2014 International Practice Committee.

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.


WE203: When Change Means Going International

Upcoming Events

  1. The Value of Design in Education: Enhancing Learning Through Design

    Sunday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2014 National Architecture Conference – Making

    Thursday, May 8 - Saturday, May 10, 2014
    Perth, Australia
  3. XII International Bienal of Architecture in Costa Rica: “Architecture for all”

    Wednesday, May 14 - Saturday, May 17, 2014
    San Jose, Costa Rica
  4. When Change Means Going International (7.5 LUs; WE203)

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
    Chicago, IL, United States
  5. International Committee Reception (EV213)

    Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
    Chicago, IL, United States
  6. International Presidents' Forum (EV305)

    Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
    Chicago, IL, United States
  7. 25th UIA World Congress UIADurban 2014: Architecture Otherwhere

    Sunday, August 3 - Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Durban, South Africa



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.

2014 International Velux Award

The VELUX Group has launched the 2014 edition of its biennial Award that promotes and highlights the talent and capacity for innovation of students of architecture worldwide. Participants are invited to explore the theme of the Light of Tomorrow, in the widest sense, and demonstrate the performance and potential of daylight as an ever-relevant source of light and energy. The Award seeks to stimulate an open-minded and experimental approach that extends the boundaries of daylight in architecture including aesthetics, functionality and sustainability.

Call for Projects

UIA 2014 Durban invites all those involved in city-making to submit proposals for the UIA 2014 Parallel Project programme, to further conversations around pertinent built environment issues and to showcase South African talent and achievements to an international audience.

US Contractors needed in Qatar

One of the largest contractors in Qatar, Urbacon Trading & Contracting Company, with projects on hand that are worth more than US$ 3 billion, is looking to team-up with US contractors specialized in the following areas:

- Tunnels and Bridges
- Highways and associated Infrastructure
- Stadiums and Sports Facilities
- Rail Works
- High-Rise Buildings
- Curtain-Walling for High-Rise Towers
- Large-Scale Hospitals
- Airports.

Contact for more information:
Mahmoud Skhiri
Senior Commercial Advisor
US Embassy Doha
Tel: +974-4496-6085
Fax: +974-4488-4163

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