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

AIA Canada update

AIA Canada update

The AIA Canada Society has made significant progress in launching operations.   Earlier in the year, AIA Canada Society successfully adopted byelaws in line with the Council of the American Institute of Architect and incorporated the chapter as a non-profit society in Canada. The chapter is now a registered legal entity in Canada, ready to conduct operations on behalf of our members.  Post incorporation, the chapter was successful in securing a domain www.aiacanadasociety.org and establishing our presence on the World Wide Web. The chapter

AIA National - Strategic Council

AIA National - Strategic Council

As the Representative to the President’s Forum for the International Region I hosted a table about international advocacy. This was one of the programs at the New York A’18 Conference on Architecture. Attached are materials noting those participating groups and country organizations. It was a very good opportunity to talk with architectural organizations around the globe and explain what we at the International Region provide to our members and the

Unassigned International Members

Unassigned International Members

If you do not fall into the seven AIA international chapters, namely AIA United Kingdom, AIA Continental Europe, AIA Hong Kong, AIA Japan, AIA Middle East, AIA Shanghai and AIA Canada, you are classified and fall into the “Unassigned International Member”, I myself fall into this category.

Currently we are just under 350 members scattered over 61 countries

A'18 Convention in New York

A'18 Convention in New York

The AIA International Region was well represented during AIA annual National Conference (A’18) held this year in New York City from June 20th to the 23rd. Our board converged from all corners of the world to take part in both our annual member’s report presentation and our face to face board meeting focusing on the business of our region. Members of the IR attended multiple meetings including the International President’s Forum meeting which included discussions on common practice issues between the AIA and other leading international

Greg Yager, AIA, HKIUD Elected as 2019-2020 Secretary

Greg Yager, AIA, HKIUD Elected as 2019-2020 Secretary

We are pleased to confirm that Greg Yager, AIA, HKIUD has been elected as the AIA International Region 2019-2020 Secretary.  A talented architect, urban planner and designer, Mr. Yager brings over 30 years of experience in urban design and master planning of mixed-use, transit-oriented, new communities, and urban development projects. He brings further expertise in large-scale science and technology innovation hubs that combine office, retail and

Global Architectural Billings Index

Global Architectural Billings Index

New opportunity for overseas-based AIA members!

New for 2018, the AIA – in coordination with partner organizations around the world (including the UIA and CACR) – 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.

Sponsorship Appreciation

The AIA International Region would like to thank our sponsors for their generous sponsorship of our Region and its activities.

With their sponsorship, we have been able to realize our mission and the goals that we commonly share with our sponsors; to promote design excellence and professional discourse with architects, designers and related industry professionals around the world for the better good of the profession and our built environment.   

This year, their contributions will help us organize the AIA IR Conference in Singapore Nov 2-5, 2018 with a list of internationally acclaimed architects and design professional speakers and panelists. In addition, it gives us the opportunity to continue our AIA IR Design Awards program and to honor architects and designers for their excellence in design.

We look forward to their future support and sponsorship of the AIA International Region and to continued opportunities to collaborate in the years to come.

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