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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.


  • US International Trade Commission Listening Sessions: UK Trade Barriers

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) will hold 14 listening sessions across the United States to gather information for use in its upcoming report to the U.S. Trade Representative concerning trade-related barriers that U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) experience when exporting to the United Kingdom.
    Specifically, the USITC is seeking information from U.S. SMEs on trade-related barriers that they believe disproportionately affect their exports to the United Kingdom, as compared to larger U.S. firms. This particularly interests the Commission, considering the uncertainty caused by the approaching withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Interested small- and medium-sized enterprise exporters are invited to participate in the listening sessions. A schedule of listening sessions is listed below; to register, simply click on the registration link for the event that interests you.

    For more information, see:
    Federal Register Notice

    Chicago, IL
    Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Small Business Development Center
    The Industrial Council of Near West Chicago
    320 N. Damen Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60612

     Cleveland, OH
    Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    US Bank Centre
    Lower Level Auditorium
    1350 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115

     Pittsburgh, PA
    Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    Duquesne University
    Small Business Development Center
    The Power Center
    1015 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282

    Boston, MA Friday,
    Dec. 7, 2018;
    State Transportation Building
    2nd Floor, Conference Center
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.
    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA 02116

    Seattle, WA
    Monday, Dec. 3, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    Seattle District Office
    2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450
    Seattle, WA 98121

    San Francisco, CA
    Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    455 Market St., Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94105

    San Diego, CA
    Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    U. S. Small Business Administration
    550 West C Street, Suite 550
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Los Angeles, CA
    Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    Port of Los Angeles
    Board Meeting Room
    425 South Palos Verdes Street
    San Pedro, CA 90731

     Houston, TX
    Monday, Dec. 3, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    Greater Houston Partnership Tower
    701 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 900
    Houston, TX 77010

     Dallas, TX Tuesday,
    Dec. 4, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    8828 N. Stemmons Freeway
    Suite 550-B
    Dallas, TX 75247
    Dec. 5, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.

     Louisville, KY
    Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
    Chef Space
    1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
    Louisville, KY 40203

     Charleston, SC
    Friday, Dec. 7, 2018;
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Charleston County Public Services Building
    Lonnie Hamilton III (P.S.B.)
    4045 Bridge View Drive
    Charleston, SC 29405

     Salt Lake City, UT
    Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018
    Time TBD
    Hilton Salt Lake City Center
    255 South West Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

     New York, NY
    Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
    8:30 a.m.– 12:30p.m.
    Ted Weiss Federal Building
    290 Broadway, 30th Floor
    New York, NY 10007
  • 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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