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.