UIA announces Vassilis Sgoutas as its Honorary President
June 12, 2019 | By: UAP Keeping You Posted
The prolific Vassilis Sgoutas is announced Honorary UIA President at the UIA Extraordinary General Assembly. Vassilis Sgoutas was conferred Honorary Fellows of the United Architects of the Philippines in year 1998. He also served as President of the International Union of Architects (UIA) until 2002 and, earlier, its Secretary-General.
Arch. Vassilis Sgoutas graduated from Cape Town University in South Africa. Established his own office in Athens in 1961. Works comprise several large scale projects in Greece and the Middle East, including public buildings, auditoria, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, landscaping and urban design.
Numerous awards in competitions. Two of the 30 Ministry of Public Works ex-aequo prizes for the best implemented buildings in Greece and one of 9 ex-aequo awards for innovative housing. Has participated in several activities of the International Union of Architects and was its President between 1999 – 2002. The triennial “Vassilis Sgoutas Prize” was launched by the UIA in 2007.
Honorary Member of the architects institutes of Australia, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, USA and Foreign Member of the State Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. Has been awarded the medal of the Magnesia Chapter of the Technical Chamber of Greece for his “lifelong contribution to architecture”
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