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GEORGIA
Number of inhabitants 5,026,000
Number of architects 2,500
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.497‰
 
 

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, MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Recognised educational centers ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE of the GEORGIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, TBILISI ACADEMY OF ART
Duration of studies 5 years and a half, including an end-of-degree-course project.
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory No
Is it structured and recorded? No
Duration  
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title ARCHITECT Authority that grants the academic title Universities
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title  
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory No
Registering entity  
Law regulating profession Architectural Practice Act
Additional notes In Georgia, only architectural firms and organisations are getting licensed.
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of building and structures, feasibility studies, drafting of technical documents related to projects, supervision of the construction. Urban planning and development, regional and national planning, landscape design, and co-ordination of the execution of the projects. Design of interiors, furnishings, fittings and objects, consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description None.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description  
Source The Law and different regulations (Architectural Practice Act, Code of Ethics, Chart of the Union of Architects of Georgia)
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description  
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Ministry of Construction
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies  
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Union of Architects of Georgia
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
CIVIL ENGINEER  
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
OTHER ENGINEERS (Water supply eng., Electrotechnic eng., Sewerage eng.) Design according to their profession.
SURVEYOR  
GEOLOGIST  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
UNION OF ARCHITECTS OF GEORGIA Defending and promoting of professional, social, economic and legal rights of architects.
ASSOCIATION OF TOWN-PLANNERS OF GEORGIA Defending and promoting of professional, social, economic and legal aspects of the profession of a town-planner.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
Architectural Practice Act.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (All origins) Architectural qualification, legal practice in the country of origin
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
 
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 (All origins) Diploma in architecture, proof of legal practice in the country of origin., identity document.
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
The foreign architects have the same rights as the local architects.

Useful addresses
ASSOCIATION OF TOWN PLANNERS OF GEORGIA
14-24 Botsvadze Str.
380079  Tbilisi
Tel: 995-32-94 02 80
UNION OF ARCHITECTS OF GEORGIA
89/24 David Agmashenebali ave.
0102  Tbilisi
Tel: 995-32-22 74 02
Fax: 995-32-95 99 87
e-mail: rezo@hotbox.ru

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