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KENYA
Number of inhabitants 30,669,000
Number of architects 530
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.017‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF ARCHITECTS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS (BORAQS)
Recognised educational centers UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, IDMO KENYATA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Duration of studies 6 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 2 years
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Commonwealth Association of Architects
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B Arch) Authority that grants the academic title Universities
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors
Additional notes The Bachelors of Architecture are referred to as "Graduate Architects" while complying with the internship and examination requirements and before qualifying as Architects.
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF ARCHITECTS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS
Law regulating profession Chapter 525 of the Laws of Kenya
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description  
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description Annual certification. Registration with Registrar of Companies required.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description A company can be registered as a limited liability company. Otherwise unlimited liability applies.
Source Laws
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description Professional indemnity insurance
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by The Government
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory Yes
Is it audited? Yes
Organising body/ies Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors
Description Compulsory 30 units per year.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors - Ethics Committee
 
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
QUANTITY SURVEYOR  
ENGINEER (Civil, structural, electrical, mechanical)  
SUPPLIER, CONTRACTOR, FINANCIAL SURVEYOR  
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
THE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION OF KENYA  
BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF ARCHITECTS  
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? No
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
None
 
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? Collaboration with a local architect.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF ARCHITECTS
P.O.Box 40866
  Nairobi
e-mail: boraqs@insightkenya.com
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION OF KENYA
PO.Box 44258, St. John's Gate, Professional Centre, Parliament Road
  Nairobi
Tel: 254-2-22 48 06
Fax: 254-2-22 05 82
e-mail: aak@africaonline.co.ke

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