UAP QATAR CHAPTER HISTORY
The UAP Qatar Chapter officially joined the UAP National roster after its successful chartering ceremony held at Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha, Qatar on November 15, 2010 led by then UAP National President Arch. Ramon Mendoza, along with UAP National Board of Directors through online chartering process. UAP Qatar Chapter has been named the 127th chapter, and its chartering facilitated under the auspices of UAP’s Area 4 - New Manila Chapter.
Thus, gave birth to one of the fastest growing and most dynamic UAP chapters in the entire UAP family where twelve interim officers have made their oath along with seven (7) new members and twelve (12) transfer/foster members. For two years now, starting from the then fledgling United Filipino Architects - Qatar (UFA-Q), the first organization group of Architects in Qatar under the able leadership of Arch. Isaias 'Jhin' Tabuzo, to its current 400-strong membership, UAP Qatar Chapter has made its presence felt in Qatar’s growing Filipino professional community. On July 1, 2019, UAP Qatar Chapter was officially registered as a non-profit professional association under Qatar Financial Centre Authority as UAP Qatar LLC(G) with license number 699.
The UAP Qatar Chapter aims to serve Filipino architectural professionals working within the state of Qatar. The State of Qatar, which is currently the richest and highest in GDP per capita in the world and a fast growing metropolis in the Middle East, provides an enviable opportunity for Filipino registered architects to showcase their professional and technical prowess in the practice of architecture. This tiny but oil-rich nation boasts its stature as Middle-East’s premier educational hub comprising of top caliber universities and educational institutes, an emerging sports and recreational hub at par with the best in the world and also being dubbed as the culture capital of the Middle East, among others.