AIA IR Seeks Representative to the College of Fellow

The International Region (IR) is seeking to appoint a new AIA International Region Representative to the College of Fellows (CoF).

The new AIA International Region Representative will serve the College and the International Region for a three-year term starting in December 2018. The mission of AIA College of Fellows is to help lead our profession forward through mentoring and programmes which promote excellence in design and education; providing stewardship of the profession.

The International Region seeks nominations from interested candidates. The representative will be selected by a vote of the Fellows in the International Region.  Candidates must be a Fellow (FAIA) of

AIA IR Conference - Singapore

AIA IR Conference - Singapore

The AIA International Region Conference returns with its 4th edition this November 2018 in the tropical city-state of Singapore. Planning is in progress and with online registration to go live soon.

AIA IR 2018 Singapore Conference with the theme “CONVERGENCE- CROSSROAD IN SINGAPORE” will examine three threads of convergence over three days, namely “Tradition and Innovation”, “Resilience and Sustainability” and “Wellness and Place-making”. Each day

International Region Design Awards Now Open!

AIA International is the broadest geographical region of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA International Region Design Awards recognizes best practices, innovative thinking, and design excellence of AIA member projects worldwide. All Architect members of the the AIA International Region are eligible to submit entries for projects located anywhere in the world (except US). All Architect members who are non-local members of an International Chapter may submit projects only within the territory of that same International Chapter. 

President's Report

President's Report

Dear AIA IR Members,

It is a great honor for me to provide you with an update on our growing AIA International Region.  The board has a lot of initiatives underway including the preparations for the AIA International Region Conference that will be held in Singapore from November 2nd to November 4th.  The Conference’s theme is “Convergence” which will examine three threads of convergence over three days, namely “Tradition and Innovation”, “Resilience and Sustainability” and “Wellness and Place-making”.  In parallel we will be holding our International Design Awards which I encourage all of you to enter.  We also hope that you will join is in amazing Singapore for what promises to be a spectacular conference.  More details on the conference and design awards will be sent to you shortly 

AIA United Kingdom update

AIA United Kingdom update

The UK chapter has been extremely active.  A summary of 3 recent events - Design Awards, Super Saturday, and a Bike Sketching Tour of the Kent Coast give a flavo(u)r of the diversity of activities.  To see a full list of activities please click here.

Design Awards

The AIA UK Chapter hosted the Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2018 on the 18th April at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. The Grade-I listed building designed by Denys Lasdun, itself considered an architectural treasure,  provided an exceptional backdrop to celebrate design excellence and welcome the guests who arrived from different parts of the world to celebrate creativity, design and architecture.

AIA Continental Europe Update

AIA Continental Europe Update

The Continental Europe Chapter kicked off 2018 activities with their Spring Conference in Pristina, Kosovo last April. Whereas most AIA Europe Conferences are held in popular destinations like Budapest (Fall 2018) and Copenhagen (Spring 2019), this one brought members to a lesser-known and travelled part of Southeast Europe. The four-day program

AIA Hong Kong update

AIA Hong Kong update

Besides our frequent building tours and technical seminars, the AIA Hong Kong launched its first-ever "Hello Fellow" event! The inaugural speaker was William Lim, FAIA, who shared his insights and paths on becoming a Fellow of the AIA at his office, CL3 Limited in Hong Kong.

AIA Japan update

AIA Japan update

Rebranding campaign is complete

In January, AIA Japan has re-launched its website with a brand-new look. While maintaining a consistent design aesthetics, custom graphics are created for each event the chapter runs throughout the year, and the next event always appears boldly on the top page. The brochure

AIA Middle East

AIA Middle East

The Chapter began the year strong, with momentum following the 2017 Year End Conference and Design Awards held In Sharjah, UAE.  We have held AIA lectures and site visits in 5 countries already, including a lecture by BiG and a preview tour of the iTHRA Center for World Culture by Snohetta, in Dharan Saudi Arabia.  Our popular “Leaders in Architecture MENA” Series of events held in Dubai will be back with its second 2018 installment this summer.  We have lectures planned later this year with Zaha Hadid Architects, and Calatrava. 

AIA Shanghai update

AIA Shanghai update

One of the IR’s newest chapters continues to grow and expand upon the programs and methodologies established since its founding. This year the focus for President Aton Chow AIA is to enhance the systems and process of the chapter in standardized ways to streamline the programming and operations.

The EXCO has expanded and continues to deliver content-filled programs that are continuing to elevate our visibility in China.

On a monthly basis, our team has continued our popular, monthly networking events.  We are also increasing our panel discussion and lecture events. In addition to our successful building tours, we have also added Walking Tours, the first in the French Concession, the second