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LITHUANIA
Number of inhabitants 3,401,000
Number of architects 2,700
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.793‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, LITHUANIAN CENTER FOR QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Recognised educational centers VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, VILNIUS ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, KAUNAS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Duration of studies 6 years (4 years for Bachelor Degree, 2 years more for Master Degree).
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory No
Is it structured and recorded? No
Duration  
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Architects Association of Lithuania, Certification Center of Building Products
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE, MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE Authority that grants the academic title University, Academy
Job title CERTIFIED ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Professional Attestation Commission
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity LIETUVOS ARCHITEKTU SAJUNGA (Architects' Association of Lithuania)
Law regulating profession Territorial Planning Act, Building Act, Regulations on professional attestation.
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings, feasibility studies, drafting of tehcnical documentation related to the project, supervision and co-ordination of the construction. Urban planning and development, regional and national planning and supervision of its realisation. Consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description When the building permit is processed, the local authorities check whether the architect is licensed and legally authorised to practise.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description Variable, but not less than 5 years.
Source Building Act and Civil Code.
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description It will be compulsory in 2003.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Lietuvos Architektu Sajunga (Architects' Association of Lithuania, LAS)
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies  
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Lietuvos Architektu Sajunga (Architects' Association of Lithuania, LAS)
 
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
   
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
LIETUVOS ARCHITEKTU SAJUNGA (Architects Association of Lithuania) Licensing, continuing professional development, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, publications. International relations. Programs related to architectural activities, establishing of funds and non-profit organisations related to architecture. Collaboration with the Lithuanian State institutions, creative and public organisations.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
The same laws that regulate local architect's practice, if international agreements do not indicate otherwise.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (all origins) Architectural qualification -in order to get Architect's Professional Certificate- and a work permit in Lithuania.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
Applying for procedure at the Architects Association of Lithuania, Ministry of Social Security and Labour, Ministry of Economy or other relevant governmental institution.
 
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?  

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
LIETUVOS ARCHITEKTU SAJUNGA
Kalvariju g. 1
09310  Vilnius
Tel: 370-5-275 6483
Fax: 370-5-272 4825
e-mail: architektu.sajunga@takas.lt
URL: www.alas-architektai.lt
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
A. Jaksto g. 4/9
01105  Vilnius
Tel: 370-5-266 3661
Fax: 370-5-266 3663
e-mail: info@am.lt
URL: www.am.lt

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