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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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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.


  • New opportunity for members doing international work!

    New for 2018, the AIA – in coordination with partner organizations around the world – is looking to expand the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) into the international realm. To help the architecture profession better understand business conditions, opportunities and risks around the world, the new Global Architecture Billings Index (GABI) initiative will help monitor design markets across the globe to assess the construction outlook in key countries and regions.

    We are currently signing up firms to join the GABI survey panel, with the first survey scheduled to go out in April. As a GABI panelist, you will be asked to complete a brief survey on the firm billings (to indicate if billings have increased, decreased, or stayed the same – we will not request proprietary data!) and business conditions on a quarterly basis. You will receive early access to the survey results before they are published, and may have access to the survey data in the future. But most importantly, your participation will help ensure that data from as many countries/regions around the world as possible are included in this project.
    If you would like to join the GABI survey panel, we ask that you complete a brief background information form. This information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with others or linked back to your firm; it will only be used for analytical purposes and your responses will only be reported in aggregate with others. If you are not the correct person at your firm to provide this type of information and participate in the survey, please feel free to share this invitation with a colleague.

    Thank you for your interest, and please contact economics@aia.org if you have any questions.

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  • New for 2018, the AIA – in coordination with partner organizations around the world – is looking to expand the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) into the international realm. To help the architecture profession ...

  • Click here to register Click here to register ------------------------------ Derek Washam Manager, International Relations The American Institute of Architects Washington DC --------------------- ...

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    The AIA presentation at Pristina Architecture Week has shown again that the international community of architects has a special interest in the AIA and AIA Europe activities. The presentation included ... more

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    The Royal Institute of British Architects-USA President James Karl Fischer, RIBA, AIA, PhD , is a speaker in the Symposium. Dr. Fischer is dedicated to enhancing the participation of architects in their ... more

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