While concentrating on the day to day aspects of running a practice, it also takes into account inter alia the dissemination of information, liaison with the local authorities, the promotion of the profession, heritage, education and matters pertaining to the habitat. These functions are carried out through committee structures which in turn are reflected in the constitution of the PIA.
Events, Exhibitions and Congresses
Events typically include bi-annual exhibitions, professionally arranged publications, commitment to, organising and facilitating of congresses, CPD events and expert advice to members. Friday breakfasts, luncheons, talks at the two universities in Pretoria, biennial awards and other social events more often than not carry a professional or technical component, the combination of which being well received by the membership, accounting for the good attendance at all events.
Memberships and Roles of Members
Members of the PIA have been called to offer professional service at various universities throughout the country and to serve on various national and international professional bodies, giving credence to its mission and value to its members.
Membership of the Pretoria Institute for Architecture is available to:
architects, architectural technologists, draughtspersons and other categories.
For more details see Types of Memberships under (Register / My Profile).
Practice Related Matters and Arbitrations
All practice related matters as well as challenges on site, may be referred to our specialist panel for an initial opinion. In that way a first-stop facility is created whereby members are advised of their duties, rights and possible approaches to the challenge.
Please note: This service is rendered free of charge to PIA members only.