World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day is celebrated on the FIrst Monday of October. In 2018, it will be celebrated on October 1. Architecture is incredibly talented, and architects have the potential to shape all of our lives through their efforts. Also, design plays an essential role in planning for the future, sustaining population growth and tackling some social problems.
“Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. – Samuel Butler”
History of World Architecture Day
Created in 2005 by the UIA (Union International des Architects), World Architecture Day is a day to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate some of the great global architectural works. Events are held in different locations each year, bringing architects, engineers, planners, and developers collectively to showcase their work, discuss future projects, discuss current issues and plan new business enterprises. So if you work in the same industry, why not go along and join?
Other Celebrations on October 1
October 1 is also celebrated as
- World Day of Bullying Prevention
- International Coffee Day
- World Habitat Day
- International Day of Older Persons
- World Vegetarian Day
- National CD Player Day
How to Celebrate World Architecture Day
For those who do not function within the field of architecture, simply take a few moments out of your day to appreciate the architectural feats that you usually take for granted during your everyday life. To mark this incident, take a moment to consider the potential of the architecture – and, indeed, socially-conscious architects – to transform the lives of human beings across the globe. It may be easy to forget in the daily work, but take today to honor the great job you do, and the potential it has to better the world. Architects of our world – Enjoy your Day!
Support your friend who is an Architect! Spend this day with him and share your experience with a hashtag #WorldArchitectureDay!