The previous post talked about the four main architectural professions. And today, we’d like to introduce you to the 4+1 co-organizing chairmen of Architect’23, a collaboration of four fields of Thai Association of Architects and one Architect Council of Thailand (ACT). They both work together to make the Architect Expo the best event ever in honor of its 35th anniversary. Let’s go exploring!
- The Architect Council of Thailand (ACT) was formed to ensure that the four architectural professions adhere to the standards and requirements.
- The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA) is the longest-running organization that looks after all members involved in architecture.
- Thailand Interior Designers’ Association (TIDA), oversees members in the field of interior design and decorative arts.
- Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA), takes care of members in the field of landscape architecture, including environment and resources.
- Thai Urban Designers Association (TUDA), takes care of its members in the field of urban planning including land use.
The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage (ASA)
The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage (ASA), the longest-running organization in the field of architecture, was founded on April 15th, 1934. ASA was granted to register as a legal professional association on August 28th, 1934.
ASA in its early days jointly drafted the association’s regulations and rules, and formed a committee to carry out the association’s regular activities, such as banking, administration, and the Urban and National Planning Committee. Furthermore, the association has published the association archives in order to disseminate knowledge about the architecture profession and to serve as a connector between the association and its members.
The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage (ASA) plays a significant role in society and its ideals. It is trusted by people and institutions both in domestic and international. Several activities have been organized to help promote and develop the architecture profession so that it can continue to grow. Furthermore, it is a central professional organization that studies and researches as well as sets standards in the professional practice of architects.
Thailand Interior Designers’ Association (TIDA)
Thailand Interior Designers’ Association (TIDA), formerly known as the “Thailand Interior Decoration Association,” was founded in 1985. Following that, it was renamed in order to allow clear administrative actions with members of the interior design profession and to cover members with educational backgrounds from different institutions, in accordance with international association practice.
And, under this new name, the association has been contacted and exchanged professional, academic, and cooperative opportunities at the international level, both in Asia and other regions.
For nearly 40 years, the association has worked very hard to promote the growth and acceptance of the interior architecture and decorative arts professions. Until now, it has been accepted by both the public and private sectors, as well as in the international level.
Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA)
The Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA) was founded on May 18, 1988, with permission from the Office of the National Cultural Commission. The logo of the Association consists of land, water, vegetation, and building symbols, as well as the words “Association of Landscape Architects of Thailand 1987.”
The objectives of TALA
- To develop the study of landscape architecture for the benefit of society while adhering to the principles of resource and environmental conservation.
- To enhance the landscape architecture profession’s standards.
- To serve as a contact center for organizations involved in the study and practice of landscape architecture to meet and share ideas.
- To motivate and promote members to achieve good results in their professional practice in accordance with standards and regulations.
- To disseminate academic and professional knowledge of landscape architecture through the publication of newsletters, journals, draft rules rosters, and other association-related but non-political publications.
Thai Urban Designers Association (TUDA)
Thai Urban Designers Association (TUDA) was granted a license to establish the association on December 16th, 2002 by the Secretary-General of the National Cultural Commission. The five key objectives are as followed.
- Comply with the objectives of the Architect Act, B.E. 2543.
- Promote love, unity, ethics and codes of ethics in the practice of urban architecture and urban planning
- Promote, create, and develop technology, knowledge, academics, and skills of members to properly practice their professions.
- Provide services and educate the public and government agencies on information and understanding of urban communities.
- Coordinate, strengthen, and collaborate with other architectural professionals in activities complied with the Architect Act B.E. 2543.
The key roles of Thai Urban Designers Association (TUDA) are to support the practice of urban architecture in order for it to be safe and beneficial to the public, to provide academic support, to provide knowledge and opinions related to urban design, and to provide urban design for the government agencies, private sectors, and the public in order to prevent problems that may arise from urban development as the motto of Thai Urban Designers Association (TUDA) “Urban Architects create spaces for all.”
Architect Council of Thailand (ACT)
The Architect Council of Thailand (ACT) was established on February 7th, 2000, under the Architect Act B.E. 2543, which governs all four architectural professions ASA, TIDA, TALA, and TUDA, as well as other architectures stipulated in ministerial regulations.
The Architect Council of Thailand has the following authority and responsibilities:
- Granting licenses to applicants for the practice of controlled architecture
- License suspension or revocation
- Certifying degrees, diplomas, or certificates in the practice of controlled architecture
- Certifying knowledge and expertise in the practice of controlled architecture
- Recommending to the Minister the designation and termination of the controlled architecture profession
- Issue the Architect Council’s regulations
- Run the Architect Council in accordance with its objectives
The information provided above may give you an idea of what functions each association performs. Which part do they look after? What are the objectives of the Architect Council of Thailand (ACT)? In the following article, we will introduce you to 4+1, the co-organizing chairmen, before we meet at the upcoming press conference.
The upcoming Architect’23 will be the first time that four different architectural fields will collaborate with one Architect Council to update new knowledge in all architectural fields. This will be one of the greatest events of 2023 in Thailand, bringing together the most architects from various fields nationwide.
Architect’23 is scheduled to be held during 25 – 30 April, 2023 at Challenger Hall, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. For those who are interested in space reservation, please visit our website at https://architectexpo.com/2023/en/about-the-expo/#space-reservation or contact us at 02-717-2477 and Email: [email protected]