Appraising Architect’s Work in the Community

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Faculty: Engineering
Department: Architectural Engineering
Type of the workshop: National Workshop
The workshop in brief:

  • The valuation of architects’ work is directly proportional to the value of architecture in any community.
  • As it is clearly observed in the market, the architects’ work loses its value gradually, and with every crisis this process of devaluation gaining momentum.
  • This workshop attempts to understand the root causes of this issue along with providing a glimpse into what could be done to appraise the architects’ work in the market.

Participants: More than 40 participants (Lecturers, research assistants, students of the architecture department TIU and architects from other universities have attended the workshop).

Date and time: April 12, 2021. 10:30-11:15.
Place: Tishk International University Sulaimani/Campus–Conference Hall.

Session topics: 

First Session: Valuation of Architect’s Work, why it Matters?

Second Session: Architecture Design Values: The Effect of Designer’s Experience on Avoiding Architectural Mistakes.

Third Session: Be Unique. To Be Valued.

Fourth Session: The Shifting of Aesthetic Paradigm in Architecture.


Presenters names and affiliations:

  • Mustafa Mukhlis / TIU-Sulaimani.
  • Wirya Sabir / University of Sulaimani.
  • Ahmad Qadir / University of Sulaimani.
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Nahith Al-Qemaqchi / Cihan University – Sulaimani.

Outcome of the workshop:

It was concluded in the workshop that the main responsible stakeholders in devaluations of architect’s work are:

  • Legislative bodies.
  • Academia.
  • Practitioner architects and construction firms.

Thus, future workshops should investigate the root problems in each of these sectors separately, to reach viable solutions for this issue.