Architects Association of Lithuania
Architects Association of Lithuania (AAL, founded in 1924) unites Lithuanian architects with a diploma of architectural education and a status of an Art creator (assigned by the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania). Architecture students and retired architects can become associate members of the organisation. The membership is not compulsory.
The main tasks of the AAL are to promote quality of architecture and living environment, to raise public awareness and participation in the process of urban development; to enhance collaboration between different participants of urban development (state, cities, various institutions, societies, and professionals); to represent Lithuanian architecture internationally and in a global context; and to foster international collaboration among Lithuanian and foreign architects.
Together with Lithuanian governmental bodies (Environment, Culture ministries and other) and institutions, research institutions and NGOs, AAL participates in planning and implementation of various programmes and strategies, related to the architecture field. AAL organises architectural competitions, awards, exhibitions, seminars, lectures, conferences and other events in Lithuania and abroad; consults governmental bodies and municipalities; deals with questions related with architectural ethics; and works in close collaboration with the Architects