In the early 1950s, the first ALBA graduates founded an alumni association, the “Amicale des Anciens de l’ALBA.” The members were architects, interior designers painters and recipients of degrees in law, political sciences or literature.
The association’s objective was to establish strong ties between the alumni and ALBA.
Working at ALBA’s side, the alumni association ceased its activities during the 1960s. At the time, ALBA was struggling to overcome existential problems.
After it regained national recognition, the association resumed its activities and had its golden age during the 1970s.
In 1980, after the death of ALBA’s founder Alexis Boutros, the Amicale gave its full support to the administration of the Académie to ensure its continuity.
In 1997, a provisional committee spurred the Amicale into motion. The seven members of the committee and a few volunteers organized conferences, exhibitions, seminars, gala evenings, etc.
Joyful moments were shared by the alumni on each of these reunions.
With great efforts, in 2001 the Amicale finally managed to obtain official recognition of the association by the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities.
In accordance with the new bylaws, an Executive Committee was elected in 2002.