Founded History
July 27, 1979, the Kaohsiung Architects Association was formally established in the City of Kaohsiung. In the same year, while the City was promoted to a Privileged City, the citizen of the opposition party originated the Incident of Formosa in the City.
The growth of this Association has never slowed down, the number of members has been increased to close to one thousand now from 85 when chartered. The members of the Association have committed to devote their efforts to the development of the City all the time.
The highest authority of the Association is the Members Assembly, with the Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors under it. With the supervision from the Board of Supervisors, twenty-one directors in the Board of Directors handle the daily affairs including services for the members and the public.
There are six committees under the Board of Directors:
  • The Committee of the Public Affair: Participating local public affairs such as urban planning, urban design, community development, and urban and suburban characterizing etc.
  • The Committee of Rules and Regulations: Participating reviewing, drafting, and suggestion of the rules and regulations in relate to the building and urban development. Assisting governing authority to review the applications of the interior design and construction.
  • The Committee of Discipline and Practice Rights: Responsible for the maintaining of discipline and ethics of conduct of all members. Keeping architects a decent practice environment is another goal of this committee.
  • The Committee of the Academic and Information: To organize the continuing education for the members, to elevate member’s capacity of professional practice, to promote business e-automation for the members and the Association, and to maintain a website of the Association.
    Assisting governing authority to promote Green Building energy saving program in both reviewing and checking.
  • The Committee of the Construction Evaluation and Real Estate Appraisal: Responsible for the work of construction evaluation, building estimation; reviewing of building safety for buildings designated for the public use, and checking the building safety reviewing work done by others at the request of the building authority; providing real estate appraisal services for the foreclosure properties.
  • The Committee of the Member Welfare and Association Real Estate Management: To promote the welfare and recreation programs for the members, to manage the Association’s real estate properties for the best utilization associated with member activities.
  • Chartered Date:

    July 27, 1979
  • Number of Charter Members:

    85
  • Charter Director:

    Victor-Y,T Chang
  • Logo Designer:

    Er-Lieh Wu
  • The First President:

    Po-An Tsai
  • The Second President:

    Victor-Y,T Chang
  • The Third President:

    Miug-Feng Chang
  • The Forth President:

    Lai-Sa Lin
  • The Fifth President:

    Hung-Hsien Chang
  • The Sixth President:

    Lowg-Chi Liao
  • The Seventh President:

    Hsien-Tsung Liu
  • The Eighth President:

    Yu-I Lu
  • The Ninth President:

    Kuang-Chou Chou
  • The Tenth President: 

    M.W. Wings Tsai
  • The Eleventh President:

    Chang Wen Chih
  • The Twelvth President:

    Chen Chi Chung
  • The Thirteen President:

    Yang Chin Fu
  • The Fourteen President:

    Mai, Jen-Hua (Current)

  • In addition to the above, there are Community Architects in the Association to provide advising services to the community public in regarding to the buildings, community development, and the rules and regulations of the community.
  • Though the Association is formed by the members for the needs of practicing architect, due to the nature of the local services for years, the role of the Association has been shifted to participating public affairs directly from the original mainly business orientations. Through the Committees, the Association directs the member architects to expand their services from individual building design to community development, public works and the urban and suburban characters reform. As a professional organization, the Association is willing to offer its best to the public in showing cares of the society.