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Professional Practice

RIBA examination and admission to ARB
professional training
compulsory - 1 year between BSc and Barch + 2 years thereafter
organization of profession
architects are members of a private association - RIBA - with regional/local bureaus
Architects' Registration Board
compulsory for using the title of architect
permanent vocational training
permanent training is organized by RIBA based on the attendance of courses, entitling to a reduction in registration fees (hours/year)
protection of professional title
protection of title by the Architects' Registration Act, but not of profession
fees are charged based on (non-mandatory) recommendations issued by RIBA
architects are liable for either 6 years (ordinary contracts) or 15 years (contracts under seal). Compulsory insurance
code of practice
yes - RIBA
code of conduct
All data were derived from the bibliographic references
and correspond to the relevant state-of-the-art.
Last updated on 20/02/2007
The information provided herein was developed by the National Board of Italian Architects and is based both on data collected directly by the National Board of Italian Architects and on data collected from bibliographical sources.
  • CENSIS Statistics Report in cooperation with the National Council of Italian Architects September 1999
  • "Architetti in Europa - Formazione e Professione", a research funded by the "Jacques Delors Research Grant within the European Culture" of the Yuste Academy with the support of the European Commission, for the "Charles V" prize awarded by the European Academy of the Yuste Foundation - 1999
  • "Architetto - Manuale per la professione", by E. Milone - 4th edition, August 1999 - DEI
  • Official European National Statistics Bodies - see links
  • "Professione architetto in Europa" - Etaslibri - Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri
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