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Abhinav chunchu
Chitrakshi Kumar
Navankur Shrivastava
Anupama Kulkarni
Aakanksha Jain
Vineetha Nalla
Asha Raman
Meghna Mohandas
Vishal Ekka
Sandeep Verma

There are several architectural organizations at national and international level which help in
bringing the architects from different regions together and provide a platform for exchange of
ideas between them.
The main aim is the betterment of the architectural profession and professionals along with the
development of the society.

These organizations hold conferences, organize competitions, provide funds for architectural
research and education and also ensure cooperation among architects from all parts of the world.
These organizations also conduct various qualifying tests for recognitions which adds to the
prestige of the architect.
Various awards in different categories promotes healthy competition among architects and
encourages new research and methodology and new ideas.

Being the recipient of one of these awards adds to the glamour of the project as well as the

Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)

Brief Introduction
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.
In 1917, a group of people who were past students of architecture of Sir J.J. school of art decided
to form themselves into an association and it was decided to christen the infant "the architectural
students association
In 1922, it announced the formal inauguration of the rechristened association The Bombay
architectural students association in Mumbai.
Its affiliation to the Royal Institute of British architects in 1925 and re-considered aims and
objectives it was converted to IIA in the year 1929.
The institute today has more than 20000 members.
IIA has six classes of membership:Honorary Fellows, Associates, Students, Licentiates, Retired Members, Subscribers

The Indian Institute of Architects is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 as
a voluntary organization of Architects.
IIA is represented on various national and international committees connected with art,
architecture and the building industry is also actively associated with UIA, CAA, & SAARC

All affairs of the institute is be managed by the council, but will be subject to the control by the
general body of the institute. The council holds office for a period of 2 official years.
Council consists of :
2 Vice President
Hon. treasurer
2 or more Joint Secretaries
The immediate past President
Chairman of 5 regional committees
Chairman of all chapters
The Hon. Editor of the Journal

Role of IIA
It encourages the science and the art of planning and building the standards of
architectural education, training and practice
It devises and imposes the means for testing the qualifications of the candidates for
admission to membership of the Institute, by examination in theory and in practice, or by
any other tests
It holds conferences or meetings for the discussion of, and the exchange of news and
matters affecting or relating to architecture
It co-ordinates the activities of the building industry and of the Profession of Architecture
and combine with other institutions having similar objects
It ensures the advancement of the living standards of our people through their improved
environment and to make the profession of ever increasing service to Society.
It acquires by purchasing, donation, request or otherwise a library and collection of
models, drawings, designs or other materials, and to maintain, extend and improve the

Brief Introduction
ARCASIA originated initially during the 1967 Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) New
Delhi Conference.
An urgent need was felt for the establishment of a regional centre that would be concerned with
environmental design and unity among the six Asian member Institutes of the CAA. The six Asian
Institutes (the founding members) were India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong

The First Council (1969-1974) held in Hong Kong in September 1970 resolved that future
assemblies of the National Institutes of the Asian region of the CAA and ARCASIA be formally
called the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA).

Objective of ARCAsia- To enable closer working relationships between the individual

Member Institutes within the region to deal with matters that are or more immediate
importance to the region and environment.

The Council of the ARCASIA consists of all the Presidents of the National Institutes. This is an
annual meeting of the council attended by two representatives from each member institute, the
ACAE Chairman, the Immediate Past Chairman, Advisors, Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon
Treasurer, Observer institutes, individual observers. Member institutes take turn to host the

Asian Congress of Architects

Asian Congress of Architects(ACA) is a major regional conference held every two years and
coinciding with the Council meeting. It is more than a conference for the intellectual exchange of
current architectural ideas.

Committee of Architecture Education
Committee on Professional Practice
Committee on Social Responsibility
Committee on Green & Sustainable Architecture

ARCASIA Awards for Architecture
Architecture Asia Awards for Emerging Architect

Members of ARCAsia

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC
SAARC is an eco-political organization of 8 South Asian
nations, which was established on 8 December 1985 for
friendship and cooperation among themselves and with
other developing countries.
SAARC Recognized Bodies and SAARC Apex Bodies
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation of
Architects (SAARCH)

SAARCH which was initially established on October 14th, 1991 . It held its first meeting in
Colombo and Architect Mihindu Keerthiratne was appointed as its founder Chairman.

The organization was granted "SAARC recognized body status" in May 1997.
It has held several conferences in the region which includes the recent ones like SAARCH 2002,
SAARCH 2004 and SAARCH 2006 held at Kathmandu, Karachi and Dhaka respectively. SAARCH
2008 is being organized at New Delhi, Sri Lanka in 2009, 2012 in Thimphu.
It was ascertained with the objective of assisting the development of national architectural
institute bodies within the South Asian Region

It would help provide opportunities for consultation on matters such as holding of conferences
for architects in order to discuss professional topics as well as exchange ideas.
The various activities conducted by SAARCH include sharing of information among the regional
architects as well as organizing various competitions for the regional architects.

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation of


1. SLIA (SriLanka Institute of Architects)

2. RBIA ( Royal Bhutanese Institute of Architects)
3. IIA (Indian Institute of Architects)
4. IAP (Institute of Architects, Pakistan)
5. IAB (Institute of Architects of Bangladesh)
6. SONA ( Society of Nepalese Architects)
7. AM (Architects from Maldives)

SAARCH institutes

This organization is a gathering of the national institutes of architects of each country and only the
above mentioned countries comprised of national architectural organizations until recently.

The International Union of Architects (UIA), is a non-governmental organization, a global federation
of national associations of architects. Founded in 1948 to unite the architects of all countries in a
federation of their national organizations.
Currently holding unto 124 countries.
RECOGNIZED BYEconomic and Social Council of the United Nations (Geneva)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Vienna)

International Labor Organization (Geneva)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Paris)

World Health Organization (Geneva)
United Nations Center for Human Settlements (Nairobi).

OBJECTIVE is to represent all architectural organizations and individual architects of different

countries, with parallel non-government organizations of other disciplines, and with
intergovernmental institutions.

The UIA Member Sections are grouped geographically according to five regions: Western Europe,
Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Africa


The UIA General Assembly is made up of delegates from all the unions Member Sections, and
meets every three years. The assembly examines reports from Council on activities carried out
during the triennial period as well as propositions, its lays out triennial governance strategies for
the union and elects Bureau and Council members.

Four representatives from each region are elected to serve as UIA Council Members. The UIA
Council meets twice a year.

The president, immediate past president, secretary general, and treasurer along with the five
regional vice-presidents make up the UIA Bureau, which meets twice a year, in between Council
sessions. The Bureau members are also part of the UIA Council.


The UIA is dedicated to advancing and promoting the profession and reinforcing global
architectural quality, through the efforts of specialists from around the world working
within three commissions dedicated to:

Architectural education
Professional practice

International competitions


Establishment of the Professional Practice Commission and approved its program in 1994.
-Responsible for setting international standards of professionalism in architecture. is the basis for
mutual recognition of architectural competences at world level.
The Accord contains a statement of principles of professionalism and a series of 16 policy issues in a
format of definitions and background statements followed by policy statements.
The organization also conducts international competitions to improve human habitat through
architecture and technology.

Practical Experience/Training/Internship
Demonstration of Professional Knowledge & Ability
Registration/Licensing/ Certification
Guide to Competitive Quality Based Selection of Architects
Ethics and Conduct
Continuing Professional Development
Scope of Practice
Forms of Practice
Practice in a Host Nation
Intellectual Property and Copyright
Governance of the Profession
Building Project Delivery Systems
Development of Architects Compensation

UIA Accord on Recommended International Standards of Professionalism in Architectural Practice"

(the Accord) and nine related Accord policy guidelines


ECOSOC, United Nations Economic and Social


UNECE, United Nations Economic

Commission for Europe

IOC, International Olympic Committee

UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific

and Cultural Organization. The UIA is the only
World organization of architects that has the
official status of association with UNESCO.

UN-HABITAT, United Nations Centre for Human

WHO, World Health Organization
WTO, World Trade Organization


Active House Alliance

EAF, Emergency Architects Foundation

ICOMOS, International Council of Monuments

and Sites
IFLA, International Federation of Landscape
ISC20, ICOMOS International Scientific
Committee on 20th Heritage
WGBC, World Green Building Council

DoCoMo MO, Documentation and Conservation of

buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the Modern

HPF, Habitat Professionals Forum (UN-Habitat)




ACE, Architects' Council of Europe

CAA, Commonwealth Architects Association

ARCASIA, Architects' Regional Council Asia

CIALP, International Council of Portuguese


AUA, African Union of Architects

FPAA, Pan-American Federation of
Associations of Architects
MASA, International Association of Eurasian
Unions of Architects
Visegrad 4; FABSR, Forum of Architects of the
Black Sea Region

OAA, Organization of Arab Architects

UIFA, The International Union of Women Architect

UMAR, Union of Mediterranean Architects

CAA ( Commonwealth Association of Architects )

Brief introduction
CCA is a membership organisation for professional bodies representing architects in
Commonwealth countries. Formed in 1965, to promote co-operation for advancement of
architecture in the Commonwealth, it currently has 35 active members.

Purpose and Benefits

CAA runs a multinational validation system for the recognition of courses in architecture, establishing
standards in architectural education, supporting new courses and promoting the mutual recognition
of architectural qualifications.
CAA supports the exchange of architectural knowledge through seminars, and runs a triennial
General Assembly and conference together with an international student competition.

CAA is a UK registered charity governed by a General Assembly of Member delegations which meets at least
once every three years, with each member having one vote irrespective of size. The membership is grouped
into 5 regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania).

Management is vested in a Council comprising: President; Immediate Past President;
Honorary Secretary/Treasurer; 5 regional Vice Presidents; Chairs of Communication,
Education and Practice Committees.
The Secretariat is run by the Executive Director, Tony Godwin, in UK

Student Design Competition
Robert Matthew Award

Members of CAA

Hong kong
New zealand
Papua new guniea
Sierra leone

South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
United Kingdom

Brief introduction
The Royal Institute of British Architects is a professional body for architects mainly in the United
Kingdom but also Internationally
Originally named the Institute of British Architects in London, it was formed in 1834. After the
grant of the royal charter it had become known as the Royal Institute of British Architects in
in the 19th and 20th centuries the RIBA and its members had a leading part in the promotion of
architectural education in the United Kingdom, including the establishment of the Architects'
Registration Council of the United Kingdom (ARCUK) and the Board of Architectural Education
under the Architects
It sets standards for Professional Practice and code of conduct for British architects (similar to
COAs role in India.

Objective of RIBA Provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put members in the UK and
overseas at the peak of their profession.
Work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.

Membership -

The RIBA is a member organisation, with 44,000 members.

Chartered Members are entitled to call themselves chartered architects and to
append the post-nominals RIBA after their name
FRIBA: Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (now an honorary designation)
ARIBA: Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (no longer granted to new members)
RIBA: Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects

RIBA International

maintains relations with other overseas bodies

addresses all matters arising from UK membership
assists members seeking work in other countries
promotes the RIBA and its members internationally
co-ordinates a range of international activities.
Associated with UIA, CAA and Architects council of Europe

International Chapter
The Chapter program aims to include:
Support and communication with RIBA overseas members and other existing
Range of activities/services (networking events, CPD, web forum, student
Promotion of local expertise (education, professional training, publications).
Networking with allied professions.
Maintaining links with local institutes, national universities and schools.


British Architectural Library

The Royal Gold Medal

Stirling Prize
RIBA Presidents Medals
RIBA Pension
RIBA Competitions
RIBA enterprises (Publishes the RIBA Journal &
RIBA Product selector)

Architecture Sans Frontires - International

ASF INT was founded as a result of an increased interest in social and
environmental issues in relation to the built environment and
dissatisfaction with ethical standards of mainstream architecture.

Architecture Sans Frontires International is devoid of any profit

motive and its aim is to promote in an independent way, on an
international level, equitable architecture, town planning and
construction methods, which are socially responsible and respect and
diverse human cultures while preserving historical heritage of people


1979: Founding of Architectes Sans Frontires by Pierre Allard, France

1992: Founding of Arquitectos Sin Fronteras Espana
1996: Creation of the Barcelona Charter
1998-2004: Meetings in Tongerloo, Milan, Hasselt, Paris, Barcelona
2003: Adoption a common Charter in Hasselt, Belgium
2005: Ratifying the Hasselt Charter in Rome
2006: Meeting in Bokrijk, Belgium, first draft of statutes
2007: Meeting in Hasselt, formal constitution of ASFInternational
2008: Approval of proposed statutes at GA meeting in Barcelona
2009: Formal registration of statutes of according to French law
2012: Granting membership to its 30th member organisation

Members of Architecture Sans Frontires International pledge to work together at an
international level in order to achieve a greater impact of their collective efforts to:
1. Fair and Sustainable Development
2. Social Responsibility
3. Ethical Trade
4. Social Equity and Inclusion
5. Appropriate Technologies, Materials and Labour
6. Social production of Habitat
7. Trans-national Dialogue
8. Community Building
9. Integration of Post Emergency Relief Interventions
10. Habitat as a Fundamental Human Right

ASF-Int members run building and planning projects in many countries on all five
continents together with local partners.
ASF-Int maintains a website with information about member activities, project
descriptions, publications, contact details et.
ASF-Int builds an information bank about professional competences, interesting projects,
reports and other publications, and NGOs with specific qualifications.
ASF-Int has established on-line courses about Development Architecture.
ASF-Int publishes a newsletter distributed four times a year to all interested persons free
of charge.
ASF-Int arranges meetings and seminars on pertinent issues related to design and
planning of social habitat.
ASF-Int assists in the formation of local ASF organisations.
ASF-Int collaborates with many international and local partners working for sustainable
development, participatory processes, slum improvement and social responsibility.

1. Rapid urbanization in low-income countries with limited resources for shelter and
infrastructure provision
2. One billion inhabitants in slums expected to grow to two billion in 2030
3. Lack of clean water, sanitation, drainage, roads, secure tenure
4. Lack of affordable infrastructure solutions based on local conditions and community
5. Evictions without appropriate alternatives to slum dwellers
6. Difficulty to find tenure options that promote self-help and participation
7. Lack of understanding of existing spatial qualities in informal settlements
8. How to apply enabling strategies in practice
9. Increased vulnerability of people living in poor conditions to shocks and stresses
10. The annual number of natural disasters has more than doubled since 1980, affecting
more than 250 million people each year.

To Become a Member
As a member you get access to a unique professional network, active in more than
30 countries. You receive regular information about interesting professional issues.
You are invited to seminars, meetings, study tours and project collaboration
To apply for membership it is necessary to:
1. Ratify the Hasselt Charter
2. Be a registered organization and send proof of registration
3. Send the statutes of your organization
4. Send activity reports and other documents that show how you work


Remal Foundation for Urban Development, Egypt

Ukumbi, Finland
ASF Foundation, Columbia
Association pour les victims de la Repression en Afrique
Architects sans frontiers society, India


The society is at the forefront in creating a global awareness about the fast emerging profession of
Landscape Architecture and promoting and enhancing the professional excellence among its members in
India. ISOLA is a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Institute of Urban Designers, India

To advance the study of Urban Design and related subjects, and of the sciences and arts as applied to them
To promote planned scientific and artistic development of settlements of all types and scale
To promote the general interests of those engaged in the practice of Urban Design.

India Design Association

InDeAs is an association for addressing the interests of the design community in India. InDeAs is a panIndia networking, showcasing and events platform for India's design community.

Association of Designers, India

ADI is a network representing professional interests of Indian Design community, creating a meaningful
interface between design professionals, people as users, the industry, education institutions and the policy

Indian Institute of Interior Designers

Indian Institute of Interior Designers was born to organize the profession of Interior Design and
its practitioners in India. It is Indias professionally recognized body of Interior Designer.

Fashion Designers Council of India

FDCI represents the interests of fashion designers. It nurtures the growth of this industry, helps
develop the needs of the industry, and provides a platform for Indian fashion designers.

Indian Society of Ergonomics

The Indian Society of Ergonomics is the professional body representing ergonomics / human
factors professionals in India. It is affiliated to the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and
nominates members to its committees

SIDI - Society for Industrial Designers in India

TASI The Animation Society of India
Provides a platform for promoting exchange of creative and technical information in the Indian
animation industry.

CCI Crafts Council of India

The Crafts Council of India is a voluntary, non - governmental organisation,
working in the craft sector, for the welfare of crafts persons and the development
of handicrafts.

Aksharaya is a platform for letter conscious people. It is an organization of
designers, educators, researchers and students, who are driven by a passion for
Indian scripts, calligraphy and typography and the Indian Design community.

The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI)

Federation of all functional film societies in India. Works to co-ordinate the
circulation of films and guide the up-coming member units in the movement in

Design & Architecture Organizations,

IIIDA International Interior Design Association
ICOGRADA International Council for Societies of Graphic Design
ICSID International Council for Societies of industrial Design
IIID International Institute for Information Design
ISA International Sign Association
ITAA International Textile and Apparel Association
SEGD Society of Environmental Graphic Design
Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association International
ASIFA International Animated Film Association