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ISRAEL
Number of inhabitants 6,685,000
Number of architects 7,000
Index of architects per inhabitant 1.047‰
 
 

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 ISRAELI HIGH EDUCATION COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL FOR ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Recognised educational centers FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AT HATECHNION (Haifa), SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE BETZALEL ART SCHOOL (Jerusalem)
Duration of studies 5 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? No
Duration 3 years
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title ARCHITECT / ARCHITECT AND TOWN PLANNER Authority that grants the academic title The Israeli High Education Council
Job title REGISTERED ARCHITECT, AUTHORISED ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title The Registration Board for Engineers and Architects
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity REGISTRATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS
Law regulating profession Engineers and Architects Act
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Architectural design, organisation, supervision and control of the construction. Town planning.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description The license is renewed every year and a copy of it should be presented by every building permit application procedure.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description 7 years
Source Design and Building laws. Housing laws.
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description Almost every architect insures him/herself against the professional risks.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Association of Engineers and Architects
Additional notes The actual Law prohibits the publishing of fees. The Association of Engineers and Architects did have fee scales but does not publish them any more. Some government offices however do offer fee scales, such as the Ministry of Building and Habitation and the Ministry of Defense.
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies The Association of United Architects
Description The Association of United Architects is preparing a program for continuing development.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body The Council for Engineering and Architecture of the Ministry of Labour
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
TECHNICIAN Design and construction of simple buildings (not more than 12m high).
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
CONSULTING ENGINEER (Construction, Electricity, etc.) Collaboration in the project design according to their speciality.
INTERIOR DESIGNER  
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT  
TRAFFIC CONSULTANT  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
ISRAEL ASSOCIATION OF UNITED ARCHITECTS  
ISRAEL ASSOCIATION OF SELF EMPLOYED ARCHITECTS  
ISRAEL ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS  
ISRAELI REGISTRATION BOARD FOR ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS  
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 Diploma in Architecture from a recognised School of Architecture and 3 years of practice in the profession.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
Apply for the authorisation to practice in Israel
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 The documents that accredite the recognised professional formation and 3 years of internship.
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? Practice in collaboration with a local Authorised Architect.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
ISRAEL ASSOCIATION OF UNITED ARCHITECTS
15 Migdalor Str., Jaffa
68036  Tel Aviv
Tel: 972-3-518 8234
Fax: 972-3-518 8235
e-mail: u-architects@barak.net.il
 

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