WACA was set up in 2004, hence with a 13 years history to date. WACA is chartered to promote the art of architecture and its education and to connect with international architects of Chinese ancestry, with a view to promote architectural work by Chinese architects. WACA’s current membership covers more than 10 countries.
The WACA’s fifth council since establishment took office on Jan 1, 2017 and Mr. Edward Shen, also past president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, took up the chairmanship for a term of three years from 2017 to 2019. The new council will endeavor to not only pursue academic and professional exchanges as the previous councils did, but will also set two new objectives. First objective is to participate in voluntary charity work for poorer parts of China and other regions, with the aim to help on improving existing and necessary facilities to improve the livelihood of the local inhabitants. Second objective takes on the task to approach and liaise with as many architectural institutes (or Institutions of similar function) located in the 65 countries and regions of China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ policy road map as feasible, with the view to set up an exchange network for culture and architectural practice as well as a platform to promote architectural excellence by architects of Chinese ancestry.