International Union of Architects

Educational and Cultural Spaces

What we do


The UIA Educational and Cultural Spaces Work Programme extends not only to optimising the buildings in which educational and cultural activities take place, but also to studying their social impact and role. The Programme acts as a vehicle for good practice.


How we do it


Information – The Programme engages in the exchange and diffusion of exemplary architectural experiments carried out by a diverse selection of practitioners in the cultural and educational domain.


Seminars – The Programme organises international seminars for architects and architecture students in collaboration with specialised international institutions and universities. 


Who we work with


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



  • J.M. Freire da Silva - Portugal
  • Alessandra Ferrari - Italy
  • Zorán Vukoszavlyev - Hungary
  • Simon Chuen Chi Chan - Hong Kong
  • Astley Ming Tai Chan - Hong Kong
  • Lawrence Tak Yin Leung - Hong Kong
  • 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

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

Tel: +33 (0)1 45 24 36 88