Member Sections & Working Bodies

We want to hear from you! Share projects and information relating to architects’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic at

Member Sections & Working Bodies

We want to hear from you! Share projects and information relating to architects’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic at

UIA Public Health Group (PHG)

The UIA Public Health Group (PHG) has developed a PHG COVID-19 Bulletin. The Bulletin includes news, webinars, conferences, information, projects, guidelines and research related to environmental approaches that help fight the COVID-19 virus.

The information was collected from different UIA-PHG member countries and major world organizations such as WHO and IHF (International Hospital Federation).

View the bulletin here

Institute of Architects of Pakistan – IAP

The Rawalpindi Islamabad Chapter of IAP has organised a lecture series on Zero Carbon COVID-19 Emergency Field Wards, presented by award-winning architect Yasmeen Lari.

With the Covid-19 lockdown still enforced in Pakistan, IAP -Karachi Chapter’s Executive Committee provided a platform where members could learn new software skills from the comfort of their homes, an initiative in line with the chapter’s “Be positive, be productive” campaign…

Public Spaces Work Programme (Bolivian branch)


CAPSULTOL is an isolation module for COVID-19 patients, incorporating ancestral knowledge of the medicinal properties of eucalyptus, chamomile, cocoa and medicinal plants, as well as modern medicine and theories of regenerative architecture. Its construction is sustainable, since it uses recycled materials, and it can be installed in 2 days. It operatates mainly on solar power and includes a ventilation system that generates a microclimate suitable for the recovery of the patient, adapted to the altitude in which it is located.


Society of Nepalese Architects – SONA

In addition to creating a SONA Lockdown PORTFOLIO , SONA is working hard to keep up the spirits of its members; help the government sector to design an emergency isolation center; adapt and disinfect older facilities, including a fully equipped hospital for permanent use later on as well; conduct webinars on post-lockdown working and living environments.

Ordem de Arquitectos de Angola

  • Public Health Emergency Services: in response to WHO’s calls to African Governments to prepare for the worst scenario, the Order of Architects of Angola oriented its members to participate in training sessions available on the World Health Organisation platform (e.g. Severe Acute Respiratory Infection – SARI. Treatment Facility Design) for improving existing healthcare facilities or adapt other facilities to emergency situations.
  • How this pandemic is affecting architectural practice: OA is creating working groups to analyse the current situation, contribute to a model to refinance the economy and support the Government in the post-COVID-19 phase. It will also examine the adequacy of existing facilities and public services in containing and combating COVID-19.