Expressions of Interest are being sought from members who wish to represent the Institute on the International Union of Architects (UIA) Commissions and Work Programmes.
Successful members will be appointed to these groups for a three-year term, 2023–2026.
The UIA was founded in 1948 and is recognised as the only global architecture organisation by most United Nations agencies, including UNESCO, UNCHS, ESOSOC, UNIDO, and the World Health Organization. Through its Member Sections, the UIA is represented in over 100 countries and territories, geographically grouped into five regions:
- Region I: Western Europe
- Region II: Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East
- Region III: The Americas
- Region IV: Asia and Oceania
- Region V: Africa
The UIA is dedicated to advancing architecture and fostering global collaboration within the architectural community. UIA Working bodies are at the forefront of driving meaningful change and formulate policies on matters effecting architecture, society and the public interest. Member Sections currently have the opportunity to either re-appoint current members or nominate new members for the UIA Commissions and UIA Work Programmes.
About the role
The Institute requires representative members on the following UIA Commissions and UIA Work Programmes (term 2023-2026):
- Architectural Education Commission (EDUCOM)
- Professional Practice Commission (PPC)
- International Competitions Commission (ICC)
- Sustainable Development Goals Commission (SDGC).
Read more at uia-architectes.org/en/working-bodies/commissions
- Architecture and Children
- Architecture for All
- Architecture, Cities and Territories
- Community Architecture and Human Rights
- Educational and Cultural Spaces
- Heritage and Cultural Identity
- Indigenous People
- Public Spaces
- Social Habitat
- Sports and Leisure.
Commissions and Work Programmes representatives are required to attend online UIA meetings via Teams or Zoom. Meeting frequency will be finalised when roles are awarded. Unfortunately, the Institute cannot cover the cost of international travel and accommodation, however, there is no travel anticipated for these roles.
To apply, please send a copy of your CV (you must use the UIA template provided here) and a 200-word (maximum) statement that outlines which UIA Commission or UIA Work Programme you wish to apply for, why you would be an effective representative, and what skills you would bring to the position, to email@example.com. If applying for more than one position, please submit a separate EOI for each role.
Applications are due by 5.00pm AEST, Monday 25 September 2023.