International Union of Architects


Become a partner

Institutional partners

Intergovernmental and nongovernmental organisations whose actions are related to those of the UIA are invited to become institutional partners in order to share information and to organise joint actions or events that will further a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to architecture.  

Media partners

These partnerships enrich communication among the world's architects, promote publication of their work, and facilitate information and knowledge sharing within the global interactive platform set up by the UIA.

Corporate partners

Innovative and creative companies in the building and development sectors, who seek to meet and overcome the challenges of today's built environment, are invited to become commercial partners in the UIA's unique global network and to work in collaboration with the world's architects.  


MIDO, luxury watch designer founded in 1918, has always sought inspiration in architecture for its collections. The partnership between MIDO and the International Union of Architects (UIA) was secured January 8 2014 by Albert Dubler, former UIA president and Franz Linder, MIDO president. The partnership was further strengthened in 2017 through the creation of a UIA-UNESCO & MIDO prize for student projects in sustainable architecture.

Find out more about MIDO. 

International organisations

  • WHO - World Health Organization
  • ONU-HABITAT - Centre des Nations Unies pour les Etablissements Humains
  • ECOSOC - Conseil économique et social des Nations Unies

  • OMC - Organisation Mondiale du Commerce
  • CIO - Comité International Olympique 
  • UNESCO - Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Éducation, la Science et la Culture.

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

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

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

Tel: +33 (0)1 45 24 36 88