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Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)

Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)

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The
Indian Institute of Architects
 (
IIA
) is the national body of Architects in India with more than 20,000 members. It was established in 1917 with its headquarters in Mumbai. It is associated with the International Union of Architects (UIA) Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and South  Asian Association for Regional Co-operation of Architects (SAARCH).
 Its current President for the year 2012-2014 is, Ar. Prakash Deshmukh (Ar. Prafulla Karkhanis is Imm Past President) and Vice President is Ar. Divya Kush. (Ar. Jit Kumar Gupta, past Vice President).
History
On May 12, 1917, George Wittet, by then Consulting Architect to the Government of Bombay, was unanimously elected as the first President of The Indian Institute of Architects, an association made of the past students of Architecture of  Sir J.J. School of Art, then known as "The Architectural Students  Association". On 3 August 1922, it was rechristened 'Bombay  Architectural Association', which got associated with the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1925, and in 1920 became a National body under a new name, 'Indian Institute of Architects' on 2 September 1929, registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 as a voluntary organisation of Architects. The only other organisation at the

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