In a rapidly changing world and in the face of a global pandemic, architects are finding their skills and creativity even more essential and in demand. Luckily, they have architect Tom Vonier on their side and representing their interests through the International Union of Architects (UIA), the global organization representing the world’s 3.2 million architects.
In addition to serving as the current president of the UIA, Tom previously served as president of the 95,000-member American Institute of Architects. He works from Paris and Washington DC for clients in Africa, East Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
With this wealth of international experience and access to a global audience, Tom is exactly the right person to sit down with and take the pulse of the profession and the possibilities and challenges architects face globally.
We discuss the shifts, transformations and reframes required by the onset of the coronavirus and the change of perspective that architects will need to empower in order to lead us into a brave new world.
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