İstanbul Association of Architects in Private Practice (İstanbulSMD) was founded on July 2002, with objectives such as contributing to the culture of architecture in Turkey, strengthening the prestige and efficiency of the profession of architecture in society, ensuring that urban planning decisions / urban interventions are carried out with a sense of responsibility towards the community, plus, increasing the quality of the built environment.
to improve aesthetic values and quality of architectural education and to raise the standards for learning and practice amongst our members and within the architectural community,
to ensure that the tasks and responsibilities of an architect are comprehended by the society,
to raise a social interest towards the concerns of architecture, *** to encourage our members to respect natural and cultural heritage and help preserve them while improving the quality of the environment.
to play a more effective role in the representation of the profession in relations with the globalizing world and the European Union.
to contribute in the decision-making processes of central and local governments on behalf of the society,