Over 60 years of architectural journey

Zambia Institute of Architects (ZIA) was founded in 1954, as the Northern Rhodesia Institute of Architects (NRIA).  It became the Zambia Institute of Architects in 1964 at independence.  It was an association of Architects for a long while and the regulation and registration was done by Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB).

The Institute became a statutory body in 1995 through the enactment of the Zambia Institute of Architects Act, Chapter 442 of the Laws of Zambia.

Presidents Since Inception

  • 1954 – 1956                 J G S Lawson
  • 1956 – 1958                 E G Hope
  • 1958 – 1960                 A H Lewis
  • 1960 – 1962                 W S Faulds
  • 1962 – 1964                 D Bates
  • 1964 – 1966                 D E Peover
  • 1966 – 1968                 H G Montgomerie
  • 1968 – 1970                 I L Reeler
  • 1970 – 1972                 R H Kirby
  • 1972 – 1974                 K Morris
  • 1974 – 1976                 A W Anderson
  • 1976 – 1978                 R J Martin
  • 1978 – 1980                 D H Smail
  • 1980 – 1982                 M D Malenga
  • 1982 – 1984                 P Pathak
  • 1984 – 1986                 M D Malenga
  • 1986 – 1988                 Walusiku Lisulo
  • 1988 – 1990                 Walusiku Lisulo
  • 1990 – 1992                 P  Patak
  • 1992 – 1994                 Francis M Ndilila (Dr)
  • 1994 – 1996                 Dixon F Bwalya
  • 1996 – 1998                 Dixon F Bwalya
  • 1998 – 2000                 M  Mugandi
  • 2000 – 2002                 Nkole  Bwalya
  • 2002 – 2004                 Alefa  Mwanza
  • 2004 – 2006                 Douglas Katengo
  • 2006 – 2008                 Anthony K Chatta
  • 2008 – 2010                 Boster H Chiyaba
  • 2010 – 2012                 Sylvester  Mashamba (Dr)
  • 2012 – 2013                 Walusiku Lisulo
  • 2013 – 2014                 Mofya Kumisuku
  • 2014 – 2016                 Wesley Mulungushi