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NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Number of inhabitants 224,000
Number of architects 30
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.133‰
 
 

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
Recognised educational centers There are no centres on Netherlands Antilles. Recognised are All UNIVERSITIES that educate architects on the level of Master Degree (usually in NETHERLANDS, VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA and the UNITED STATES) are accepted by the SAIA.
Duration of studies 5 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory No
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 3-6 months
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education No
Examining body  
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Authority that grants the academic title University
Job title   Authoriry that grants the job title  
Additional notes There are no laws regulating practice nor is the title regulated by law.
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession No
Inscription in register compulsory No
Registering entity  
Law regulating profession None.
Additional notes  
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design, specification drawings, construction drawings (details), cost calculation, tender, supervision in site.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description None.
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description Architects have liability for all damages which are directly caused by severe error(s) up until a maximum of 50% of the total fee due, unless the architect can prove that under normal circumstances and normal craftsmanship the error(s) could not have been ommitted.
Source Sociedat di Arkitekto i Ingeniero Antiano (Association of Antillean Architects and Engineers), in the Rules for contracts client-architect (ARNA)
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description Very few companies provide insurance. If they do, it is very expensive.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by Sociedat di Arkitekto i Ingeniero Antiano (Association of Antillean Architects and Engineers)
Additional notes "Algemene Regeling voor de honorering van de architect en de verdere rechtsverhouding tussen opdrachtgever en architect bij toepassing van werken op de Nederlandse Antillen", ARNA, are the standard rules for contracts and relations architect - client, that include the fee scales.
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory No
Is it audited? No
Organising body/ies  
Description  
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body Sociedat di Arkitekto i Ingeniero Antiano (Association of Antillean Architects and Engineers)
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
ANYBODY Neither the profession nor the title are protected by law, so anybody can perform architecture in spite of not having proper education.
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
   
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
SOCIEDAT DI ARKITEKTO I INGENIERO ANTIANO (Association of Antillean Architects and Engineers)  
BOND NEDERLANDSE ARCHITECTEN (Dutch Association of Architects) Voluntary membership. For mor information, please see the Netherlands file.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
None.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 Diploma in architecture on the university level. Inscription in register of the local Chamber of Commerce.
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? Preliminary design, final design, tender drawings. Detailling and work out by a local architect.
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects?  

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Officially the profession is not recognised nor protected, which means anybody can work as an architects on the Netherlands Antilles.

Useful addresses
SOSIEDAT DI ARKITEKTO I INGENIERO ANTIANO
Koninginnelaan 9, POBox 4889
  Curaçao
Tel: 599-9-7379952
Fax: 599-9-737 1724
e-mail: saiasecretariaat@hotmail.com
 

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