The 4th edition of the Annual Conference of the AIA International Region (AIA IR) was held in Singapore from Nov 2nd - Nov 4th, 2018. In Singapore for the first time, this AIA IR 2018 Conference began as an endorsement to a lone voice bid in Prague exactly a year ago for the honor to be city-host. According to Director Yew K Cheong AIA (Chair, AIA IR Conference Planning Committee) the bid was an opportunity to incubate and increase the voice of AIA to its member diaspora in SE Asia. Subsequently, it became a catalyse to entrench change
Dear AIA IR Members,
I would like to start by wish all of you Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year. As I complete the first year of my two-year term as your President, I will take this opportunity to summarize our accomplishments in 2018 and will look ahead at our goals for 2019.
Over the past 12 months, we have accomplished the following:
· Launched a new IR Website.
· Launched the IR Facebook.
· Officially Registered the new AIA Canada Chapter as a legal entity.
· Held the IR Annual Business Meeting in New York during A18.
The International Region Design Awards Program continued in 2018 with the most architectural submissions since the 2014 inauguration. Submissions were received from members in all three zones of the International Region with representation from International Chapters and unassigned members throughout the Region.
The AIA IR Design Awards Program maintained highest adjudication standards with a sustainable, on-line submission process; outstanding, in-person adjudication;
The UK Chapter’s event cycle follows a seasonal pattern, with each season having its own flavour, each month having multiple, individual events.
Spring brings our Design Awards, supplemented by movie nights, emerging professional events and technical lectures. Summer encourages outdoor events, with frequent building tours, one big bike tour plus a Super Saturday of lectures. Autumn sees the return of movie nights, etc., but – most importantly – is dominated by three core events in rapid succession.
In 2018, AIA Europe hosted two terrific conferences in Pristina, Kosovo, and Budapest Hungary, organized by chapter members Bard Rama, Int'l Assoc. AIA and Nora Demeter, Int'l Assoc. AIA, respectively.
We also lost one of our founding members, Alan Schwartzman, FAIA who left us in March. His memory will live on in the AIA Europe Scholarship and we are glad to carry on his legacy in this way.
The Board created a new committee for Emerging Professionals and elected
With 2019 just starting, we send best wishes for Happy Holidays with a healthy, peaceful 2019 and a prosperous New Year of the Pig! We’d like to take a moment to reflect on the exciting year we've shared and to invite you to join us for events ahead.
We had many successful events this year (providing 42 continuing education credits) and were able to do so thanks to great participation and engagement. Our building tours – one or two of which will be offered again due to popular demand – capture the work and interests of our members and the work they do. Our sketch sessions continue to be successful thanks to enthusiastic member participation. Our Honors
If you attended our year-end event on December 8, you had a first-hand chance to see how much we achieved in 2018. Thank you for sharing a great evening with AIA Japan. If by any chance you had to miss it, here it is for you: the attached report shows highlights of our year’s activities.
As another year comes to an end, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all our members, friends, and sponsors who have supported us throughout the year. Thank you all for your devotion in making 2018 another memorable year for AIA Japan.
In our 13th year as a Chapter of the AIA, it’s good to know we continue to grow. This year, our membership increased to 83 (+5 from 2017), and we extend a warm welcome to our new members who have recently joined us. As a relatively small chapter, we keep all decisions at our board accessible and invite all members to participate in our meetings where our activities are planned. AIA Japan has always been, and will continue to be a great place to meet and connect with fellow Japan-based design professionals who
We are proud to mark another year of continued success and progress for our chapter. I would like to share my gratitude with our dedicated board of Directors, with our members, numbering nearly 500 now and spread around no less than 10 Countries as well as with our sponsors.
We officially welcomed Iraq to the Chapter in August. Our 2017 President Raya Ani, and Country Representative, Asmaa Al-Ani held a successful launch with many prominent Iraqi architects, engineers and leaders in attendance at the Iraqi Engineers Union.
This year has been marked by continued development of our community platform for more robust delivery of events. One key initiative was to more closely engage local partners in the Shanghai community. Two organizations that were engaged were Architectural Society of Shanghai China (ASSC) and Hong Kong University (HKU) with whom we respectively agreed to develop programs of common interest and mutual benefit.
AIA Canada Society are expanding the AIA Canada Board. If you wish to find more about the committee roles check the following link