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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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Announcements/Opportunities

  • Call for Nominations Now Open for International Practice Committee Advsiory Group

    The Call for Nominations for National Committees is now open!

     

    The AIA is seeking nominations of members interested in serving on the International Practice Committee Advisory Group (IPCAG) and other national committees. To nominate a member or view all AIA national committees with openings in 2019, visit this link (member login required). The IPCAG nomination is on the second page of the list, so be sure to click the “2”  under “Open Committee Positions.” The nomination process closes at 5pm ET on October 19, 2018; appointments will be made and all nominees notified, by December 31, 2018.

     

    Committee Description

    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.

     

    Submission details

    To view a pop-up description of each committee, click on 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.  Please note that all applicants must be Architect or Associate members in good standing.

     

    Please be sure to share this information with other members who may be interested in applying!
  • 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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