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Submitted by admin on Thu, 2016-07-14 03:06

Architecture, in relative terms, is said to be a permanent form of expression of thought and value of a society holding a lot more beyond the vocabulary it can manifest emanating from contexts. The built environment, more particularly the practice of architecture is strongly influenced by the dynamic situation of economy, culture, politics and advancement of technology to say the least, resulting in continuous changes of needs.
Architects are playing their pioneering role within this context, as one of the professionals engaged in the realm of shaping and reshaping the built environment. The responsibility of responding to the changing needs of the society and in certain circumstances positively dictating the development of the built environment within the stated influences is shared among various actors at a varying degree. Significant share of this burden and challenge of fulfilling the immediate needs of the society, required by particular projects, along with due consideration for future circumstances goes to the architect. However, in order to fulfill this responsibility of attaining best quality results, a well versed orchestration of acts of all players involved in the built environment development is as crucial as individual competencies required from each and every discipline.
The current trend and near future tendency of the Ethiopian building industry and development of the built environment in general in many terms is at its high time offering enormous potentials but also facing considerable challenges as well. These challenges of the industry can only be addressed through continuous improvement of collaborative working environment of all actors and maintaining and upgrading of competency.
In line with this, the Association of Ethiopian Architects (AEA) is creating and will continue creating various platforms of dialogue among its members, concerned law makers and implementing agents to identify and prioritize challenges hindering the efforts of rendering good quality service to the society. The outcome of these dialogues is intended to recommend solutions to the challenges towards creating better working environment to the practice of architecture, which eventually will enable architects to render their service at its best and ultimately to create better and improved habitat to the society.
The AEA executive team calls and counts on active participation of its members in the upcoming series of Panel Discussions, Trainings, Exhibitions, Competitions and various other programs intended to be provided at intervals between September 2016 and August 2017, celebrating AEA’s 25th year anniversary. //