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SRI LANKA
Number of inhabitants 18,942,000
Number of architects 746
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.039‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body No
Relevant authorities SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS - BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION
Recognised educational centers FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE & TOWN PLANNING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA and THE COLOMBO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Duration of studies 5 years with one year practical training after 3rd year
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration One year training after B.Sc. Build Environment & one year training after M.Sc. Architecture.
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Board of Architectural Education of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT (B.Sc.). MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE (M.Sc.) Authority that grants the academic title The University of Moratuwa
Job title CHARTERED ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD OF THE SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
Law regulating profession SLIA Act Nš1 of 1976 and amendment to it by the Act Nš14 of 1996
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings, feasibility studies, drafting of technical documentation, control of construction costs, supervision and co-ordination of the construction, urban planning and development, landscape design, design of interiors, furnishings, fittings and objects, consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description The Architects Registration Board publishes yearly the names of the registered architects.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description Generally 5 years
Source Construction industry authority
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description National Insurance Company
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory Yes
Recommended No
Published by Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
Additional notes The fees for projects below 10 and above 500 Million Rs. are recommended.
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
CIVIL ENGINEER  
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER  
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
QUANITITY SURVEYOR  
PROJECT MANAGER  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Protection and promoting of the interests, status, welfare, rights and privileges of the profession and the architects. Research, professional education and training, professional examinations. Qualifications, Disqualifications, admittance to the profession.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
SLIA Act No. 14 of 1996 (Ammendment to the Act No.1 of 1976)
 
REQUIREMENTS
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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 foreign architects may only work in collaboration with a local registered architectural practice.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
120/7 Vidya Mawatha
07  Colombo
Tel: 94-11-2697109
Fax: 94-1-2682757
e-mail: sliagm@slt.lk, sliasec@sltnet.lk
URL: http://www.slia.lk
 

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