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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.

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- 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.

Announcements/Opportunities

  • CALL: XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo

    Continuing the practice initiated at the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, IABsp holds an official contest to select a co-curatorial proposal for the 13th International Biennial of Architecture in São Paulo so that, in a democratic way, it is possible to understand what are the fundamental debates, dialogues and criticisms at this moment.

    The proposal should formulate a curatorial outline for the 13th Biennale based on the central theme – RECONSTRUCTION – and the guiding principles launched by the Organizing Committee. Individuals or groups of any nationality or country of residence may apply, provided that the legal representative of the proposing team is a Brazilian citizen, formally established and domiciled in Brazil.


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  • AIA International Region 2020 Virtual Conference: Catalyzing Change

    AIA International Region 2020 Virtual Conference: Catalyzing Change
    November 17 - 21, 2020
    Online

    Event Description

    Now more than ever, we appear to be at a tipping point, the threshold of which has been spreading across the globe. This year’s conference theme, “Catalyzing Change” seeks to embrace the opportunity presented by the many challenges society is facing in 2020, to identify potential for growth and change. Join us to imagine, debate and celebrate how architecture can be at the forefront of meaningful change that responds to our current crises of climate action, social justice, and health & well-being. 

    This 5-day round-the-clock virtual conference spans the globe to bring you lectures, panel discussions, building tours and more, all underscored by the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence. Conference sessions are hosted by the 7 IR Chapters in Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, Shanghai, and the United Kingdom, as well as by the IR Country Representatives in  Argentina, Beijing, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taipei, and more!

    Registration is free. Sign up today!




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  • Webinar: Beirut Traditional Houses, an Endangered Heritage

    The AIAS Lebanon chapter is hosting a webinar about tackling endangered heritage after Beirut's blast in August. Following the incident, the heritage areas of Beirut were severely damaged. With the danger of theft, standardization, and lack of funding, the image of the city is at great risk of irrevocable change.  

    Nathalie Chahine, a heritage expert and restorer, an active architect, a lecturer on Architecture and Restoration, and founding member of the Beirut Built Heritage Rescue 2020 (https://www.facebook.com/bbhr2020), will share her insights about ideas on how to save endangered heritage.  

     The lecture is open to the public and will be held on November 6 at 11am EST.  You do need to register before 10am EST on Thursday, November 5.  You can register for the conference by completing the link below:

    https://forms.gle/8VR5JjRG7rzYV28YA


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  • Call for Nominations: International Practice Committee Advisory Group

    AIA is seeking volunteers for national committees, including the International Practice Committee Advisory Group. If you're interested in being a champion of the architecture profession, check out the call for applications.


    Nominations are due Friday, November 6 at 5:00pm EST.

    Submit your nomination(s) here 

    International Practice Committee Advisory Group
    The 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. 

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  • Free Virtual Event: Pan American Federation of Architects Associations (FPAA)

    The Pan American Federation of Architects Associations (FPAA) is hosting a virtual Congress from November 3 to 8. FPAA is an institution uniting more than 32 countries and working in 5 geographic regions, developing policies for realities on the ground.

    The event coincides with the celebration of FPAA's Centennial.
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  • GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE EXCHANGES

    Join us for the Global Architecture Exchanges, an online series of talks brought to you by the RIBA and other professional institutes of architects from across the world*.

    Through a series of online Pecha Kucha talks, we will be exploring three topics delivered through four sessions between October and December. Find out how challenges are dealt with in different parts of the world.

    The topics that will be explored:

    Topic 1, sessions 1 and 2: Circular architecture (retrofit): how do other countries respond?

    • 27 October 7am GMT

    Register for Topic 1: Session 1

    Includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand

    • 28 October 4pm GMT

    Register for Topic 1: Session 2

    Includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, USA, Brazil

    Save the dates for Topic 2 and 3:

    • Topic 2: The relationships between Architecture and Culture – perspective from across the Globe – 17 November
    • Topic 3: How will design cater for the forgotten generation (the elderly) post-COVID – 10 December

    See the programme for Topic 1

    All events will be recorded and recordings will be available at a later date.

    *These events are jointly hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architectural Society of China, the Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil, the Japan Institute of Architects, the Korean Institute of Architects, the New Zealand Institute of Architects, and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.


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  • Last chance to register! RAIC's "Conversation on Climate Action & Architecture in Canada"

    On  October 4, 2021 —World Architecture Day 2021 — the inaugural RAIC Congress on Architecture will address  Climate Change and Architecture in Canada.  Over the next year, the RAIC will host a series of virtual events leading into the 2021 Congress on Architecture and the development of a  Climate Action Plan.  

     

    Taking Action: A Conversation on Climate Action and Architecture in Canada is the first of a series of events leading into the 2021 Congress on Architecture and the development of a  Climate Action Plan.   It brings together four presenters and introduces the 2021 Congress on Architecture topics: 

    • The Facts / The Context (Facing the Facts)
    • Challenges and Opportunities
    • Towards the Future: Solutions
    • Implementation and Application 

    A discussion and Q&A session will follow the final presentation. 

     

    A certificate of completion for 1.5 hours of live content will be available through the RAIC LMS after the completion of the feedback survey following the event. 

     

    This event will take place on October 5th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

     

    Please note that registration closes on September 30, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

     

    For more information visit https://raic.org/congress2021 


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