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 AIA International Practice Committee explores and monitors global practice and policy issues to be addressed by the President and the Board of Directors, and ensures communication among the different international constituencies and stakeholders within the AIA. The 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

Earn LUs!  AIAU offers global practice focused content and courses delivered in Spanish:
- Achieving Resilience & Sustainability in Global Mega-Projects
- U.S. Based Codes and Standards in International Design
- Integrated Project Delivery in a Changing World
- AIA Entrepreneur Summit 2015: Global Practice 
- Courses in Spanish / Cursos en Espanol

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


  • Opportunity: Lima Int'l Airport Expansion Webinar

    Join US Ambassador to Peru Krishna Urs on a webinar to learn about opportunities for US firms to participate in the $1.5 billion expansion of Lima's international airport 

    More info here: https://www.state.gov/lima-international-airports-expansion-plans-and-opportunities-10-30/ 

    Webinar Details:
    Wednesday, October 30 @ 14:00 (EDT)
    October 30 @ 13:00 (Lima Time)
    RSVP by Monday, October 28 at
  • 10/1 Deadline: Commerce Secretary-Led Trade Mission to Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam

    The US Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration has published an announcement of an upcoming business development mission to Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam from November 3-8.

    This mission will be led by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and focus on infrastructure, energy and digital economy. 

    Deadline for application is October 1 and more information can be found via the Federal Register.
  • Call for Nominations for 2020 International Practice Committee

    AIA is seeking nominations of members interested in serving on national committees, including the International Practice Committee Advisory Group. To nominate a member or view all committees and advisory groups with openings in 2020, visit our nomination homepage (member login required).

    The nomination process closes at 5pm ET on October 4, 2019; appointments will be made and nominees notified by December 31, 2019.

    Submission details

    To view a pop-up description of each committee, select its name under the "committee" heading; the apply button will take you to that committee's submission page. Members are required to submit a resume and a letter of interest for each application. Note that all applicants must be Architect or Associate members in good standing. Please contact Pam Day, Hon. AIA with any questions.

  • International Poster Contest


    “Architecture and City for the 21st Century of history towards the future”.

    The Pan American Federation of Architects Associations, invite to participate in the contest for the poster design of the XXVI Pan American Congress of Architects and logo of the 100 years of the First Pan-American Congress, for the Pan-American Congress of Architects to be held in the city of Lima-Peru the days 04 to 07 of the month of November of the 2020.

    Poster contest rules English): https://www.cap.org.pe/cap/noticap/2019-128_nuevas_bases_concurso_afiche_ingles.pdf

    Poster contest rules (Spanish): https://www.cap.org.pe/cap/noticap/2019-128_nuevas_bases_concurso_afiche_espanol.pdf

    Registration form (English): https://www.cap.org.pe/cap/noticap/2019-113_Ficha_de_Pre_inscripcion_ingles.pdf

    Registration form (Spanish): https://www.cap.org.pe/cap/noticap/2019-113_Ficha_de_Pre_inscripcion_espanol.pdf

    Calling on architects to submit a proposal for participation in the 27th edition of the World Congress of Architects - UIA 2020 RIO - which is being held from 19 to 23 July, 2020. Researchers and designers in the field of architecture, urbanism, landscape design and urban planning are invited to submit proposals for the development of initiatives and design works that make a meaningful contribution for the central theme of the Congress.

    • 08 June – 30 September: Call for full papers/proposals of design works
    • 01 October – 15 October: on line distribution of the papers/design works to the reviewers
    • 15 October – 16 December: 2 months for the reviewers
    • 16 December – 13 January: 1 month for the Chairs to decide which works will be approved
    • 27 January 2020: Call for papers/design works notification of acceptance
    • 02 March 2020: Registration deadline for papers/design works authors
    • 13 April 2020: Submission of Final revised version of the papers design works

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  • ORGANIZED BY THE PAN AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS OF ARCHITECTS Theme: "Architecture and City for the 21st Century of history towards the future". The Pan American Federation of Architects Associations, ...

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