SIAP Committees

Bylaws Committee should constantly review SIAP bylaws to recommend agreeable interpretations for SIAP bylaws vague items according to the structure and spirit of SIAP.

Bylaws Committee should constantly review SIAP bylaws to recommend agreeable interpretations for SIAP bylaws vague items according to the structure and spirit of SIAP to SIAP General Assembly for approval.

By-Laws Committee Summery of Activities and Achievements

2014 By-Laws Committee Members:
1-Nooshin Akbarpour
2-Mohammad Borghei
3-Hashem Modjarrab
4-Iraj Yamin-Esfandiary

In 2012 By-Laws committee was formed to undertake the task of preparing Amendments to SIAP By-Laws to be presented to the Board and put to vote in the General Assembly. The committee held total of 8 meetings on Tuesdays 4-30, 5-8, 5-15, 6-11, 7-24, 8-17 and 10-25. Final version of the proposed Amendments as prepared by the committee was sent to all committee members on October 30th for final review, and was presented to the Board on November 1st.

By-Laws committee suggested amendments were discussed in length between the committee members and revised a number of times to finally arrive at the following suggestions:

Article in existing By-Laws

2.1.1 Qualifications. Principal Members of the SIAP are individuals who hold minimum Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture. Such members shall demonstrate honorable standing in the profession and in their community.
Suggested amendment to existing
2.1.1 Qualifications: Principal Members of SIAP are Iranian individuals who hold minimum Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture; or any license holder in these fields. Such members shall demonstrate honorable standing in the profession and in their community
Article in existing By-Laws
7.1 Nomination of each inspector shall be supported by at least three SIAP members in good standing. Board members cannot serve as inspectors during their terms with the Board.
Suggested amendment to existing
7.1 Nomination of each inspector shall be supported by at least three SIAP principal members in good standing. Nominees shall be SIAP members for at least five consecutive years prior to their nomination. Board members cannot serve as inspectors during their terms with the Board.
Article in existing By-Laws
7.4 Inspectors shall conduct their business as a team and report to the president of SIAP or other SIAP bodies on as needed basis.
7.4 Inspectors shall conduct their business as a team and report to the president of SIAP. A notice of action shall be given to the president of SIAP to take action deemed necessary by inspectors. If no action is taken by the President within 2 weeks, Inspectors shall then ask SIAP Board of Directors to call for general assembly.

Report Prepared By: Hashem Modjarrab; Representative of By-Laws committee; 01-03-2013

Nooshin Akbarpour
Mo Borghei
Mir-Hashem Modjarrab
Iraj Yamin-Esfandiary
Mohammadali Moayary
Hamid Reza Dehghan
Shahram Shokoufandeh
Sima Haghighi

This committee organizes group studies on variety subjects related to the SIAP fields of interests.
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This committee organises group studies on variety subjects related to the SIAP fields of interests
a. Organizes weekly sessions for licensing and exam preparation for the members, such as NCARB and LEED certification.
b. Open discussions about new and emerging design criteria and review of existing and new codes.
c. Cooperates with event committees, when there is a presentation which all members can benefit from.
Abdi Ziai
Hamid Reza Dehghan
Mehrzad Rafeei
Sara Moomsaz
Ali Jafari
 

The task of Event Committee is to offer and provide themes, programs, presentations, speeches by members and non-members for SIAP public meetings for at least once a month.

The task of Event Committee is to offer and provide themes, programs, presentations, speeches by members and non-members for SIAP public meetings for at least once a month.

a. Organizes regular seminars, lectures and other presentational events for the once a month Thursday night events.
b. Organizes for member tours of architectural projects and coordination with other organizations such as the AIA or other related local architecture organizations and architecture firms, and trade shows.

Nowrouz Committee is a subgroup of event committee:
a. The main purpose of Nowrouz committee is to gather mainly 5 months before the Iranian Nourouz celebration in order to organize and arrange the SIAP Nowrouz event.
b. Cost estimating
c. Venue setup and rental

Parissa Khosravi
Sara Moomsaz
Loosineh Davoodian
Sima Haghighi

The task of this committee is to encourage studying aspects of architecture, urban design and development, related arts, landscaping and interior design.

The task of this committee is to encourage studying aspects of architecture, urban design and development, related arts, landscaping and interior design through history and philosophy. The developed studies may feed SIAP events through SIAP Events Committee and SIAP Board of Directors would facilitate such.
Nazanin Kargosha
David Hedvat
Susan Molasalehi

The task of Professional Networking Committee is to provide possibility of exchange of services, experience, technical knowledge and code information between the SIAP members.

The task of Professional Networking Committee is to provide possibility of exchange of services, experience, technical knowledge and code information between the SIAP members and potential members and introduce the new available job positions to them.
a. Post new available architectural related positions on SIAP Website.
b. Create a forum for exchange of services, experience, technical knowledge and code information.
c. Provide technical info. (Details, materials, new codes,…) for a window created in SIAP website for this purpose.
d. Provide job training for new comers from Iran or new out of school.
Hamid Reza Dehghan
Mehrzad Rafeei
Sara Moomsaz
Ehsan Jelveh Moghadam

a. Operates the organization website. Its activities include making regular updates to the website.
b. Meetings are once a month and it is directed by head of the website committee.

a. Operates the organization Social Media. Its activities include making regular updates to the website, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin, pintrest, twitter.
b. Meetings are once a month and it is directed by head of the Social Media committee.
c. Webpage such as postings of upcoming events, publication of members list and projects, pertinent links and news and other current event releases.
Website committee summery of activities and achievements

2017 website committee members:
1-Sara Moomsaz
2-Ehsan Jelveh-Moghadam
3-Nazanin Kargosha

SIAP original website was designed in HTML web design format dated back to late 1999, right after its domain name, www.siap.org, was registered via ICAAN. And since then, SIAP website was the front door to all its communication with its members and followers throughout the world. The new design is in a CMS format and can make it easier for its members to log into its control panel and edit their content.
On the new website while the home page is mainly advocated to events, news, it has new tabs for those who are looking for an Iranian architect including SIAP members’ profile.

The new website provides the possibility of communicating more actively for SIAP members and the site visitors through the comments space in every page. The website committee keeping the web updated plans to develop the quality of the website pages and provide the info that facilitate a better communication and the related information that site visitors are looking for.