History

History

The Uganda Society of Architects (USA) represents the architectural profession in Uganda. One of the aims is to organise and unite architects in Uganda and to foster and strengthen friendly, intellectual, artistic, cultural, educational and scientific ties among architects and architectural fraternity.Since its establishment, the USA has produced an extensive series of practice, management and law reports on matters related to architectural practices and building in Uganda generally. The Society has also been actively engaged in many other areas including; building contracts, architects’ fees, conditions of engagement, architects mannual, seminars, workshops, reports, liaison with other organizations and publication of books on practice matters in Uganda.
Since its establishment, the USA has produced an extensive series of practice, management and law reports on matters related to architectural practices and building in Uganda generally. The Society has also been actively engaged in many other areas including; building contracts, architects’ fees, conditions of engagement, architects mannual, seminars, workshops, reports, liaison with other organizations and publication of books on practice matters in Uganda.

The Uganda Society of Architects (USA), emerged initially from the East African Institute of Architects, Uganda Chapter – as it was called in 1952 – with its patron as the then President of Uganda Dr. Apollo Milton Obote. The Uganda chapter, at that time, was founded on the initiative of five prominent architects, G.C. Bodgner, R.C.W. Browning, R. Freeman, A.W.C. Inglus and T.W. Waston.

However, in 1966 the Uganda Society of Architects was formed after the Uganda Chapter streamlined itself from the East African Institute of Architects. The main objective of the Society was to bring together architects from all over Uganda in a union of their professional associations.

Since its establishment, the USA has produced an extensive series of practice, management and law reports on matters related to architectural practices and building in Uganda generally. The Society has also been actively engaged in many other areas including; building contracts, architects’ fees, conditions of engagement, architects mannual, seminars, workshops, reports, liaison with other organizations and publication of books on practice matters in Uganda.

The Society, together with the Architects Registration Board, are the two professional institutional bodies for architects in Uganda. The Society is a member of the East Africa Institute of Architects (EAIA), Africa Union of Architects (AUA), Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and the International Union of Architects (UIA). The membership now encompasses Corporate, Graduate, Student, Visiting, Honorary and Technician membership categories with new Trustee and Technologist memberships to be incorporated soon as well as Landscape Architects and Interior Designers’ chapters.

Past Presidents

Title Name Year Elected
Mr.               R.C.W.Browning 1966
Mr. N.K.Kaddu 1967
Dr. A. Lubega 1972
Mr. J.B.S Kawesa 1980
Mr. Kiyimba Kagwa 1984
Mr. G.P.Edmead 1984
Mr. S S Mulumba 1990
Mr. Katatumba G.W 1993
Dr. B.Nawangwe 1997
Mr. Tom Kajumba 1998
Mr. W.H.Ssentoogo 1999
Arch. Kateregga Joel 2003
Arch. Daniel Musana 2005
Arch. George William Katatumba 2007
Arch. Enock Kibbamu 2009
Dr. Kenneth Ssemogerere 2011
Arch. Robert Henry Kiggundu 2013
Arch. Richard Turyahabwe 2015
Arch. Golooba Edward K. 2017