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Election UIA Bureau/Council Members

Do you have what it takes to represent the Australian Institute of Architects (the Institute) as a member of UIA Bureau/Council?

Every Member Section of the UIA now has an opportunity to propose nominations for elected posts in the UIA Bureau and Council.

The posts open for election are:

  • Eight Bureau members: Three serve international mandates (President, Secretary General, and Treasurer), and five serve as regional Vice Presidents (the Immediate Past President is an ex officio post and is not elected).
  • Twenty Council members: The Council represents the Union’s five regions, with four Council Members per region.

The Australian Institute of Architects are seeking EOI’s from members who possess the values and qualities needed to represent the Institute within the UIA and to propel architecture and the UIA as global forces for good.

Among the factors to consider in identifying candidates for office are these:

  • Substantive command of policy issues: The UIA needs leaders who are well informed and able to advance bold policies and reforms in key matters affecting architecture and urban development, with actions that deliver significant benefits to society.
  • World-class leadership qualities: The UIA needs candidates who place highest value on respect for others, teamwork, inclusiveness, responsibility, truth, and excellence. We need people who work hard, motivated by empathy and a sense of service.
  • Political influence: The UIA needs candidates who are substantial practitioners, involved in significant work, who can involve their national professional associations and clients in efforts to influence important policy issues and actions.
  • A generational shift: The UIA needs candidates who represent the new generation of leadership—people relatively early in their professional lives, with new visions for a better future through advocacy and reform.
  • An enlarged sense of belonging: We must continue to attract candidates from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, while seeking equity in gender representation. Voices are missing. Leadership should reflect the inclusive values of our profession and the breadth of our world.
  • Expanded geographic engagement: We need candidates from places that are not always well represented in UIA leadership, especially from parts of the world with the greatest rates of urbanization and population growth.

If you think you have these qualities then we want to hear from you. EOI’s must be submitted to the Institute via email to fiona.quilter@architecture.com.au by no later than Monday March 8, 2021. Nominations will be considered by National Council on March 18, 2021.

Your EOI must include your CV, a 200 word bio and a 400 word explanation of how you fulfill the factors to consider in identifying candidates for office described above.

For further information on the elections, or anything else regarding the UIA, you can visit the UIA Site here