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1927 Mimarlar Dernegi (Architects' Association 1927)

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The Architects’ Association 1927, Turkey’s oldest architectural organization and founder of the Chamber of Architects of Turkey, is a non-profit architectural institution aiming to develop and disseminate architectural culture.

The Architects’ Association 1927 was initially founded under the name of the “Turkish Association of Architects” on February 18, 1927, in the fourth year of the Turkish Republic. Later, it was named as the “Turkish Union of Higher Architects” in 1939 and “Turkish Architects’ Association” in 1965. It has been acknowledged as the “Architects’ Association 1927” since 1973.

Throughout its history the Association has undertaken important tasks regarding the rights of architects and the promotion of architecture as a profession in Turkey. The Association, in addition, made contributions to the establishment of UlA and has played an important role in the enactment of the Law on “Turkish Union of Engineers' and Architects' Chambers” (TMMOB).

Architects’ Association 1927 organizes a wide variety of activities on a regularly basis. Exhibitions, seminars, workshops, conferences, panels and publications that introduce, discuss and share agendas on ideas, projects, research, education and profession in national and international contexts are in the scope of the activity programs. The programs are also designed to include contributions from other disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, history, literature, art and engineering. The Association collaborates with non-governmental organizations and other architectural institutions to foster joint programs and projects as well.