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SLOVENIA
Number of inhabitants 1,979,000
Number of architects 1,200
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.606‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body No
Relevant authorities MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Recognised educational centers FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE of the LJUBLJANA UNIVERSITY
Duration of studies 4.5 years (9 semesters) plus an end-of-degree-course project.
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 2 years. Relevant authority: Slovenian Chamber of Engineers - Section Architects, Planners and Landscape Architects
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Slovenian Chamber of Engineers - Section Architects, Planners and Landscape Architects
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title Univ. Dipl. Ing. Arh. (Diplomed Engineer of Architecture) Authority that grants the academic title University
Job title Univ. Dipl. Ing. Arh. (Diplomed Engineer of Architecture) Authoriry that grants the job title  
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity INZENIRSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE - SEKCIJA ARHITEKTOV, URBANISTOV I KRAJINSKIH ARHITEKTOV (Slovenian Chamber of Engineers - Section Architects, Planners and Landscape Architects)
Law regulating profession Zakon o Graditvi Objektov (Building Act). A new law to define the Chamber of Architects is in parliamentary procedure.
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings and structures, feasibility studies, drafting of technical documentation, control of construction costs, supervision and coordination of the construction, urban planning and development, regional and national planning, landscape design, interior design, appraisal services, consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description A certificate that the Architect is legally authorised to practise is to be submitted together with the project documentation.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description Variable, defined in each contract.
Source The liability is defined in the contract only on the client's request.
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description In some cases it is compulsory and then it supposes a 10% of the investment amount.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory Yes
Recommended No
Published by Slovenian Chamber of Engineers - Section Architects, Planners and Landscape Architects
Additional notes Although the fees are compulsory, in practice it is not always respected.
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies Slovenian Chamber of Engineers - Section Architects, Planners and Landscape Architects; The Union of Architects Associations of Slovenia
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Slovenian Chamber of Engineers - Section Architects, Planners and Landscape Architects
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
BUILDING TECHNICIAN  
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
   
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
INZENIRSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE - SEKCIJA ARHITEKTOV, URBANISTOV I KRAJINSKIH ARHITEKTOV (Slovenian Chamber of - Section Architects, Planners and Landscape Architects) Licensing, compulsory membership
ZVEZA DRUSTEV ARHITEKTOV SLOVENIJE (The Union of Architects Associations of Slovenia) Federation of town and regional Architects Associations
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
The Building Act
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1  
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
 
 
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? The only way is to establish a collaboration with a Slovenian architect.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
ZBORNICA ZA ARHITEKTURO I PROSTOR SLOVENIJE
Vegova 8
1000  Ljubljana
Tel: 386-1 24 20 670
Fax: 386-1 24 20 680
e-mail: zaps@zaps.si
URL: www.arhiforum.si
ZVEZA DRUSTEV ARHITEKTOV SLOVENIJE
Slovenska 40
2000  Maribor
Tel: 386-2-2201 582
Fax: 386-2-251 0573
e-mail: tomaz kancler@spring.si, matjaz.bertoncelj@zim.si

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