Union internationale des architectes (UIA)

International Union of Architects (UIA)
Unión Internacional de los Arquitectos (UIA)
Internationaler Architekten Union (UIA)
Uniao Internacional dos Arquitetos (UIA)

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URL: https://www.uia-architectes.org/
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1948-06-28 Lausanne Switzerland


Founded by merger of H-XH4420 - Comité permanent international des architectes (CPIA), set up in 1867, Paris (France), and of H-XH4551 - Réunions internationales des architectes (RIA), formed in 1931.


Unite the architects of the world on a democratic basis; maintain free exchange among architects; represent architects at international and governmental levels; promote architects' creative, technical and cultural talents and the service they provide to the public; defend the rights and status of the architect in every country; ensure the continued development of professional methods while respecting the specificity of different communities; promote new technologies and encourage new ideas and concepts in architectural design; promote multi-disciplinary exchange; aid in the sustainable development of the built environment; provide the needed assistance to architects' professional structures in developing countries; promote architectural education and facilitate exchange among architects, students and teachers of architecture worldwide.


2029-06-18 | Beijing, China – World Congress of Architects
2026-06-28 | Barcelona, Spain – World Congress of Architects

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Assembly; Council; Bureau; General Secretariat. Regions (5): Western Europe; Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East; The Americas; Asia and Oceania; Africa. Commissions (4).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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