The Japan Institute of Architects is a voluntary organization for architects in Japan, and an affiliated organization of the Union Internationale des Architects (UIA). The institution was founded in May 1987 and includes round about 4,100 members today.
The previous Japanese architect associations, the Japan Architects Association (JAA) and the Japan Federation of Professional Architects Association merged into the JIA in 1987. The JIA's principal aim is to promote the social status of architects in Japan. The association consists of the ten regional chapters.
The Architectural Institute of Japan promoted development of science, technology and art concerning architecture, with the mutual collaboration of its members founded in 1886. It was originally established as an institute for architects. Josiah Conder invited to teach at the Technical College in as a Professor of Architecture by the government, has been elected as Honorary President of the Institute. It was authorized by the Ministry of Education and changed its name to the Architectural Institute and to the Architectural Institute of Japan. AIJ celebrated its centennial in 1986. The main income comes from fees, sale of publications and rent from tenants.Read More»