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The AIA Corporate Architects and Facility Management (CAFM) Knowledge Community consist of architects working within and for businesses and corporations. Our mission is to share expertise in the strategic, tactical, and operational activities of real property and facilities management in order to deliver value to the owners we represent. 

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  • 1.  AIA community activities

    Posted 11-22-2019 06:00
    Dear AIA Members,

    This is Mahdi Jafari, President and Principal Architect of ARC Group Company based in Kabul, Afghanistan. last year I joined this association when I worked as an architect for the Office of Sr. Advisor to the President in Transportation Affairs at Presidential Palace Arg.

    Last year, I registered for A'19 international conference for visiting convention center to meat hight profile architects and also expand my business globally. I was disappointed when the US Embassy's Visa officer in Kabul rejected my application for a Business visa. I think the American Institute of Architects must support individuals who wish to respond to AIA calls, otherwise, there would not be a new participant anymore.

    In fact, I hoped to expand my vision to the architecture universe by participating in active communities and discussion forums that international architects were involved in. However, it was helpful when I called for assistance in the process of the design and planning of Public Transport infrastructure plans. But as a large institute, it would be great if every member take a part in discussion forums and I believe they will if the content motivates them.

    Best Regards,

    M


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    Mohammad Mahdi Jafari Assoc. AIA
    Architect/President
    ARC Group Architecture & Construction Services
    Kabul
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