he International Union of Architects was founded in Lausanne (Switzerland) on 28th June 1948, to unite the architects of the world without regard to nationality, race, religion, or architectural doctrine, and to federate their national organisations.
From the 27 delegations present at the founding assembly, the UIA has grown to encompass the key professional organisations of architects in 130 countries and territories, and now represents, through these organisations, more than 1,300,000 architects worldwide.
Over time, the UIA has become an accomplished non-governmental organisation, an incomparable professional network of architects that reaches all continents.
UIA: A democratic structure
UIA: A world network of partners
The UIA is a federation of national professional organisations called Member Sections. If there is a UIA Member Section in your home country, you are a part of the UIA.