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SINGAPORE
Number of inhabitants 4,372,000
Number of architects 1,469
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.336‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITEE and the VISITATION BOARD of the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS with the participation of the SIA and the BOA. Also the International Advisory Panel (IAP) and the Professional Consultative Committee (PCC) with representations from both the BOA and the SIA.
Recognised educational centers ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT of the FACULTY OF DESIGN & ENVIRONMENT of the NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Duration of studies 4 years B.Arch. (hons), followed by 10 months of approved practical training, then 1 year M.Arch.
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration M. Arch. must work min. 2 years under supervision of a registered architect before they are eligible to sit for the Professional Practice Examination.
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Board of Architects of Singapore carries out the Professional Practice Examination (PPE) in conjunction with the Singapore Institute of Architects.
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B. Arch.), MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M. Arch.) Authority that grants the academic title The School of Architecture
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Board of Architects of Singapore
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity BOARD OF ARCHITECTS OF SINGAPORE (BOA)
Law regulating profession The Architects Act
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings, feasibility studies, drafting of tecnical documentation, cost control, supervision and co-ordination of the construction. Design of urban strucutre, urban planning and development, territorial planning. Interior design.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description The license for practising, given by the Board of Architects of Singapore (BOA), has to be renewed annually.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description  
Source  
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description The insurance is compulsory only for Corporate Firms (Pte Ltd).
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Singapore Institute of Architects
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? Yes
Organising body/ies Singapore Institute of Architects on behalf of the Board of Architects
Description The CPD will be compuslory in 2003.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Board of Architects of Singapore and Singapore Institute of Architects
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? No
Title Competences
   
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
ENGINEER  
QUANTITY SURVEYOR  
CONTRACTOR  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS  
BOARD OF ARCHITECTS OF SINGAPORE  
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
The Architects Act
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (all origins) The architectural qualification approved by the Ministry after consultation with the Board, or in other way satisfactory to the Board requirements. Successful completion of examinations as established by the Board.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
Registration at the Board of Architects of Singapore
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1  
Origin 2  
Origin 3  

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?  

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
79B Neil Road
088904  Singapore
Tel: 65-62262668
Fax: 65-62262663
e-mail: info@sia.org.sg
URL: www.sia.org.sg
BOARD OF ARCHITECTS SINGAPORE
5 Maxwell Road, 1 Storey Tower Block, MND Complex
069110  Singapore
Tel: 65-6222 5295
Fax: 65-6222 4452
e-mail: boarch@singnet.com.sg
URL: http://www.boa.gov.sg

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