International Union of Architects

South African Institute of Architects

Luyanda Mpahlwa was elected President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) for a one-year term. Currently Vice-President of SAIA, he will officially take up his new position on December 6. An architect and urban planner based in Cape Town, he is the director of Luyanda Mpahlwa Design Space Africa. In addition to his work in academia, he participates in numerous conferences on design and urban development in South Africa. A strong advocate for social change, he participates in the dialogue on African cities.


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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