Institute of Architects of Zimbabwe to host its Annual Conference & Awards Dinner on the 8th of April 2022

Harare, 5 April 2021. The Institute of Architects of Zimbabwe (IAZ) is excited to announce that it will be hosting its annual Architectural Conference on the 8th of April 2022 at the Sango Conference Center at Cresta Lodge in Harare.


The IAZ Conference and Awards is an annual event and it will be running under the theme "Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in the Built Environment". It is under this backdrop it will provide insights into how climate change impacts the architectural practice and built environment - in terms of quality, efficiency and social value - and create business opportunities. The Conference brings together architects working in practices of different scales across sectors and it will be highlighted by well-seasoned speakers across the industry both local and international. The event will also have various spotlights which will include a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical demonstrations that will cover the fundamental issues facing the built environment regarding climate change.


“With the focus on climate change, we are happy to provide the unique platform for practising architects, academics/researchers, manufacturers among others who are coming from various parts of the country to exchange their knowledge and experiences on the emerging theme in architecture today in Zimbabwe and beyond.”


“Excessive amounts of carbon dioxide undoubtedly lead to climate change, which directly affects both the natural and the built environment. Observing the impact of climate change on the construction industry, this conference examines sustainable architectural design as a tool to mitigate climate change.”


“Our hope as the custodians of architecture in Zimbabwe is that through this conference, we can not only highlight the role architects play within the built environment but also bring to light the challenges presented by climate change, and how we are working to mitigate these challenges as key players in construction.,” added Arch. Tsitsi Dzvukamanja, President of the Institute of Architects of Zimbabwe.