Member Sections & Working Bodies

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Member Sections & Working Bodies

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

Society of Nepalese Architects – SONA

Information dating from May 2020
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.

Vietnâm Association of Architects – VAA/KTSVM

Photo credit: Creating a mobile playground for children in response to COVID-19 Hanoi, Vietnam. Image courtesy of UN-Habitat, Global Public Space Program

Vietnamese architect Trinh Phuong Quan published “The most rushed project – Confessions of an architect who designed a field hospital against Covid-19 in Singapore”, an account of his work on a Community isolation center and worker housing during the Covid-19 epidemic in Tampines and Bulim, Singapore – 15 June 2021

On May 4, 2021, the leaders of the Vietnam Association of Architects held an unscheduled meeting led by Chairman Dr. Architect Phan Dang Son to discuss a number of urgent issues related to future activities of the Association and ensuring the prevention and control of Covid-19 – 5 May 2021

Topics discussed:

  • postponing the Workshop, “Towards half a century of revolutionary architecture of Vietnam to unify the country (1975 – 2025)”, scheduled to take place on June 4, 2021 in Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province, until the end of June 2021, expected 18 to 25 June 2021.
  • the National Festival of Young Architects in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, expected to be held from August 20 to 22, 2021.
  • the extension of the architect’s practicing certificate and the organization of examinations to issue practice certificates, pending a written response from the Ministry of Construction. The Association will be responsible for notifying the architects.

Information dating from July 2020

The Vietnam Association of Architects (VAA) organised an ideas competition for the design of makeshift hospitals. The competition aimed to promote architects’ creative ideas in the design of makeshift hospitals, able to cope with the complex evolutions of infectious diseases.

Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador

The College of Architects of Ecuador, Provincial of Pichincha (CAE-P), participated in the second Panamerican Biennial of Architecture of Quito (BAQ) , completely adapted to the digital environment due to the international situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. From 9-20 November 2020, the biennial event connected more than 1500 people from all over the world, making Ecuador a benchmark not only for initiatives related to architecture, but also technology.

Forum on Public space and resilience in pandemic times, 29 April 2020

Forum on Public space and resilience in pandemic times, 29 April

Institute of Architects of Bangladesh – IAB


Guidelines for safer workplaces during COVID-19 in Bangladesh – June 2020

Information dating from April 2020

Architectural Society of China – ASC

ASC site includes Fight Against the Epidemic as well as interviews:

Guidelines for office buildings in response to coronavirus

The ASC notes the collaborative project organised by China Construction Technology Group in Ethiopia to “create a good production and living environment for the Ethiopian people.”

ASC appreciates the support of the international community, notably UIA President Thomas Vonier and UIA Honourary President Vassilis Sgoutas

Australian Institute of Architects – AIA

Public Realm Challenges Challenges Post Covid-19 – 19 June 2020

Covid-19 Response – Frequently Asked Questions – 25 September 2020

Guidelines to help members keep up with any changes to COVID-19 restrictions affecting their business. Specifically tailored to architects, who “straddle both office-based professional services and services required on construction sites (pre-construction, the construction phase and post-occupancy)”, the Guidelines explain how COVID-19 restrictions affect “different aspects of architectural practice.”

Information dating from April 2020

COVID-19 response file:

  • Free online events (‘Lean-in sessions’) for up to 300 architects on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Information on jobkeeper payments and economic stimulus package
  • Information on support provided by state and territory legislation, state by state.
  • Advice on remote-working tools and software (zoom, trello etc)
  • Working-from-home resource pack for members (in private member area)

COVID-19 advice booklet

Member “check-in surveys”

Policy initiatives include:

Sociedad de Arquitectos del Uruguay – SAU

Editorial by Natalia Brener, President of the SAU: “A great challenge for the SAU on our 107th Anniversary” – 22 May 2021

A tour of the real estate in a pandemic year” – 9 February 2021

GACH Care Guide – With the intention of collaborating to minimize the impacts of the global pandemic due to covid-19, SAU shares two care guides prepared by the Honorary Scientific Advisory Group – 9 December 2020

Covid-19 Ideas Contest – 3 December 2020

On the memorial in Montevideo‘s Rambla  to the covid-19 pandemic – 25 November 2020

Management of heritage sites during covid-19 – 9 September 2020

Information dating from April 2020