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MOROCCO
Number of inhabitants 29,878,000
Number of architects 1,450
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.048‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans No
Regular supervision by an independent body No
Relevant authorities ÉCOLE NATIONALE D'ARCHITECTURE (National School of Architecture) in Rabat is the only body in charge of defining the study standards in Morocco.
Recognised educational centers ÉCOLE NATIONALE D'ARCHITECTURE (National School of Architecture), Rabat
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 No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title DIPLÔME D'ARCHITECTE (Diploma in Architecture) Authority that grants the academic title École Nationale d'Architecture
Job title   Authoriry that grants the job title  
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity ORDRE NATIONAL DES ARCHITECTES (National Order of Architects)
Law regulating profession Acts 16/1989, 12/1990 and 25/1990, code of ethics and internal norms.
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Complete mission as described in the Act 16/1989. Design of buildings, structures and installations, feasibility studies, drafting of technical documentation related to the designs, control of constuction costs, supervision and coordination of the construction. Urban planning and development, design of urban infrastructure, regional and national planning, landscape design and supervision and coordination of the realisation of these projects. Design of interiors, furnishings, fittings and objects, appraisal services.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description Proof of architects' annual fee payment, and presenting a certificate together with the application for a building permit.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description 10 years
Source Laws
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory Yes
Description Civil liability insurance.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Ordre National des Architectes (National Order of Architects)
Additional notes  
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies  
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Ordre National des Architectes (National Order of Architects)
 
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
INGÉNIEUR GÉNIE CIVIL (Civil Engineer)  
INGÉNIEUR TOPOGRAPHE (Surveying Engineer)  
DÉCORATEUR (Interior designer)  
PAYSAGISTE (Landscape designer)  
BUREAU D'ÉTUDES TECHNIQUE, "BET" Quantity surveying
BUREAU DE CONTRÔLE, "BC" Quality control
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
ORDRE NATIONAL DES ARCHITECTES DU MAROC (National Order of Architects of Morocco) Taking care of the principles and of traditional dignity, integrity and moral that caracterise the architects' profession, and watch for the rights of its members, as well as for their respect of the existent laws and regulations.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
Act 16/1989, Art. 17
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (all origins) Diploma in architecture equivalent to the national one, 2 years of professional practice, clean disciplinary record.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  
 
PROCEDURE
The General Secretariat of the Government issues the authorisation after approval from Immigration Commission, Urban Planning Authority and National Order of Architects..
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 (all origins) 4 certified copies of the Diploma in Architecture, proof of clean disciplinary record, proof of experience/internship, birth certificate. In the case of providing services, a proof of legal practice in the country of origin (min. 5 years).
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? Besides the independent practice, a foreign architect may establish a joint venture with a local one, or be contracted.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 

Useful addresses
DIRECTION DE L'ARCHITECTURE
Avenue Atlas, 38
  Rabat
Tel: 212-37-774 910
Fax: 212-37-775 201
DIRECTION DE L'URBANISME
Avenue Michlifeu
  Rabat
Tel: 212-37-671 642
Fax: 212-37-672 501
CONSEIL NATIONAL DE L'ORDRE DES ARCHITECTES
C5, Résidence Moulay Ismail, Washington Square
  Rabat
Tel: 212-37-262 982
Fax: 212-37-262 983
e-mail: CNOA@cyberinfo.net.ma
 

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