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Architecture Professor Roger Schluntz appointed to International Competitions Commission

February 22, 2018

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Prof. Roger Schluntz, FAIA, has been recently appointed by the American Institute of Architects to a three-year term with the International Competitions Commission (ICC), one of four different commissions of the International Union of Architects (UIA) that address specific issues facing the architecture profession globally.  Schluntz is one of two architects representing North and South America - Region III of the UIA. 

The ICC partners with UNESCO to establish the UNESCO-UIA regulations and procedures for international design competitions. The UIA is the sole body mandated by UNESCO to provide oversight of the competition rules, as well as to safeguard the rights and obligations of both competition sponsors and design entrants.

The UIA has sought to advance the quality of design with approved open and invited international competitions since 1956. Iconic designs realized through the UIA’s competitions oversight include the well-known Sydney Opera House, Pompidou Centre in Paris, Tokyo International Forum, and the Bibliotheca Alexandria in Egypt.