Poland: Stowarzyszenie Architektow Polskich (SARP)

The beginnings of the association of architects on Poland on the territory of Polish land date back to 1877. The successor of these organizations is the Association of Polish Architects, formally founded in 1934.

The statutory objectives of SARP consist of taking care of the quality of architecture and the environment – ​​built and natural – and understanding it as a public interest. Creating conditions for the development of architectural creativity and its protection, development of the architect’s workshop and protection of the profession.

SARP conducts broadly understood cultural, scientific and educational activities (organization of symposia and exhibitions), organizes architectural competitions, and serves as mutual assistance for Polish architects. Since 1966, the Association has been awarding the SARP Honorary Award, and since 1983 the SARP Award of the Year.