In 2006, the College of Architecture, through its Center for
Housing and Urban Development, joined Union InterAmericana Para
la Vivienda (UNIAPRAVI), a non-governmental international trade
organization involved in financing, promoting and regulating
the urban sector development in the Americas.
Founded almost 40 years ago, the organization is headquartered
in Lima, Peru and serves to promote and provide advice for the
definition of instruments and practices to sustain housing development
by means of analyses and interaction between public and private
sectors, so as to contribute to the socio-economic welfare of
The college is one of over 100 institutions in 20 countries
that are active UNIAPRAVI members.
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s membership
in UNIAPRAVI promises to open new avenues for research and education
opportunities on a Pan-American scale,” said CHUD director
Jorge Vanegas, who last February led two UNIAPRAVI workshops
in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
director Jorge Vanegas at a UNIAPRAVI workshop in Guatemala