International Union of Architects
Member Area
Educational and Cultural Spaces

Educational and Cultural Spaces

What we do

The UIA Educational and Cultural Spaces Work Programme observes the evolution of educational spaces in connection with the educational experience, as well as their social impact and role.

The Programme analyses how architecture may respond to specific conditions, cultural needs and education systems, with a focus on the methodology of the design of schools in different countries and conditions.

This work will act as a tool for politicians and decision makers to develop improved guidelines and legislation on the subject.

How we do it

Research – The Programme works in collaboration with a diverse selection of practicioners in educational and cultural spaces.

Knowledge Sharing – The Programme engages with the most recent work of architects designing schools and cultural spaces in various countries, which is discussed during an international forum on the development of the architecture of schools.

Who we work with

Architects and urban planners specialised in cultural and educational spaces, cultural institutions, educational experts, international organisations and academic bodies.

Directors

  • Alessandra Ferrari - Italy
  • Lawrence Tak Yin Leung - Hong Kong
    Lawrence Leung is co-director of the UIA Education and Cultural Spaces Work Programme. Lawrence is a registered architect in Hong Kong and the UK. He has practiced with a number of international offices in Hong Kong, Rotterdam and London and delivered a number of education and cultural facilities in Europe and Hong Kong. Apart from practice, Lawrence also leads training sessions in design studios, lectures in different universities and volunteers for HKIA on the Board of Educational Affairs and the Board of External Affairs.

Members

  • J.M. Freire da Silva - Portugal
  • Zorán Vukoszavlyev - Hungary
  • Simon Chuen Chi Chan - Hong Kong
  • Astley Ming Tai Chan - Hong Kong
  • Lawrence Tak Yin Leung - Hong Kong
    Lawrence Leung is co-director of the UIA Education and Cultural Spaces Work Programme. Lawrence is a registered architect in Hong Kong and the UK. He has practiced with a number of international offices in Hong Kong, Rotterdam and London and delivered a number of education and cultural facilities in Europe and Hong Kong. Apart from practice, Lawrence also leads training sessions in design studios, lectures in different universities and volunteers for HKIA on the Board of Educational Affairs and the Board of External Affairs.
  • Sunnie Sing Yeung Lau - Hong Kong
  • Gaby Nussbaum - Israël

General Secretariat

The UIA General Secretariat, placed under the responsibility of the Secretary General, is the Union's executive body and the administrative centre for the coordination of relations between the UIA Member Sections and their activities.

The General Secretariat assists architects and architecture students in getting into contact with professional colleagues throughout the world, from professional organisations and architectural schools to museums and media.

The General Secretariat helps architects to keep up to date with UIA activities, its partners and Member Sections.

General Secretariat of the International Union of Architects

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33, avenue du Maine - B.P. 158
75755 PARIS Cedex 15 – France

Tel: +33 (0)1 45 24 36 88 
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