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RUSSIA
Number of inhabitants 141,553,000
Number of architects 11,883
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.083‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities THE MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION. Supervision by the RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCES
Recognised educational centers MOSCOW ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE, ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTES of ROSTOV, YEKATERINBURG and NOVOSIBIRSK. FACULTIES OF ARCHITECTURE of the following UNIVERSITIES: ALTAY, DALNEVOSTOCHNY, NORTH CAUCASUS, VLADIMIR, VOLOGDA, IRKUTSK, KUBAN, MAGNOTOGORSK, LAND DEVELOPMENT (Moscow), RUSSIAN U. OF THE FRIENDSHIP OF NATIONS (Moscow), NOVGOROD, NIZHNY NOVGOROD, ST.PETERSBURG, SARATOV, TAMBOV, TULA, ULYANOVSK, UFA, UKHTA, KHABAROVSK, SOUTH URALS, YAROSLAVL; ACADEMIES: BELGOROD, VOLOGDA, VORONEZH, IVANOVO, KAZAN, KOSTROMA, KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIAN OF PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE (Moscow), PENZA, SAMARA, TOMSK, TUMEN; INSTITUTES: ASTRAKHAN, ST.PETERSBURG REPIN, YAKUTIA. FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL AND CIVIL CONSTRUCTION OF THE MOSCOW STATE CONSTRUCTION UNIVERSITY.
Duration of studies Bachelor 4 years, Diplomed Specialist 6 years, Master 7 years.
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? No
Duration Min. 2 years under guidance of a licensed architect.
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body The State Examination Commission of the Ministry of Education
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR, DIPLOMED SPECIALIST, MASTER Authority that grants the academic title The State Examination Commission of the Ministry of Education
Job title LICENSED ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title The Russian Architectural Licensing Centre
Additional notes Other job titles such as Senior Architect, Leader of Architects' Team, Chief Architect in a project, are granted by tje Director of the organisation where the architect works.
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity THE RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURAL LICENSING CENTRE
Law regulating profession The Federal Law "On Architectural Activities in the Russian Federation" nš 169-FZ of 17.11.1995, the Statute "On Creative Architectural Activities and Licensing in the Russian Federation" adopted by the RF Government Decree Nš 929 of September 22, 1993.
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings and structures for all purposes, feasibility studies, drafting of technical documentation, control of construction costs, co-ordination and supervision of the construction. Urban planning and new development, design of urban infrastructure, regional and national planning, landscape design, and coordination and supervision of the realisation. Design of interiors, furnishings, fittings and objects, appraisal services, consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description Control by the municipality boards for architecture and urban planning during the process of granting the permission for construction.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description Architects incur property liability according to the civil legislation for non-performance or improper execution of contractual commitment. No specified warranty period.
Source The Civil Code of the Russian Federation
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description It is compulsory for legal entities, not for natural persons.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by The State Committee of the Russian Federation for Construction and Housing-communal Complesx (Gosstroy RF); The executive official bodies of the Federation subjects
Additional notes The development of the fee scales is now in process with participation of the Union of Architects of Russia (UAR).
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory Yes
Is it audited? Yes
Organising body/ies Gosstroy RF, the Union of Architects of Russia
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body The Union of Architects of Russia
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER Project managing of industrial and technological buildings and structures.
ENGINEER - TECHNOLOGIST Project managing of industrial buildings.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Landscape design
TOWN PLANNER Urban planning projects
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
DESIGNER Projects of interiors and minor architectural interventions.
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
SOIOZ ARCHITEKTOROV ROSSII (Union of Architects of Russia), and its local chapters Defense of the professional rights, providing the conditions for hte professional activities.
THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCES, and its departments. Scientific provision for the State policy on architecture.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
The Federal Law "On Architectural Activities in the Russian Federation" nš 169-F3, article 10.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 The license for practising architecture in the country of origin to be recognised by the international agreement between that country and the Russian Federation, inscription in register and getting license for practising in the Russian Federation. At present, there are no international or bilateral agreements permitting independent practice for foreign architects.
Origin 2  
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PROCEDURE
 
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
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If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended?  
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects? The form of collaboration is determined by a mutual agreement between the local and the foreign architect, where the functions and responsibilities of each participant should be clearly specified.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
SOIOZ ARHITEKTOROV ROSSII
Granatni per. 22
123001  Moskva
Tel: 7-095-291 5578, 203 6911
Fax: 7-095-202 8101
e-mail: sarrus@rambler.ru
URL: http://www.uar.ru
THE STATE COMMITTEE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FOR CONSTRUCTION AND HOUSING-COMMUNAL COMPLEX (GOSSTROY RF)
Stroiteley str. 8, build. 2
117987  Moskva
Tel: 7-095-930 1755
Fax: 7-095-938 2202, 930 4644
RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCES
Bolshaya Dmitrovka str. 24
103824  Moskva
Tel: 7-095-229 5054
Fax: 7-095-209 2526
RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURAL LICENSING CENTRE
Granatni per. 22
103001  Moskva
Tel: 7-095-291 8879
Fax: 7-095-202 8101

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