Registered Architects Rules 2006

7 Minimum standard for registration as registered architect


To meet the minimum standard for registration, a person must demonstrate that he or she is able to practise competently to the standard of a registered architect.


The extent to which the person is able to do the following must be taken into account in assessing whether or not he or she meets the overall standard in subclause (1):


comprehend, and apply his or her knowledge of, accepted principles underpinning—


widely applied good practice for professional architecture; and


good practice for professional architecture that is specific to New Zealand; and


demonstrate an ability to apply the accepted principles referred to in paragraph (a) through the exercise of knowledge, imagination, judgement, collaboration, and professional responsibility; and


demonstrate a sound understanding of the stages and processes of an architectural commission, including—


project establishment; and


the design stages; and


detailed design and documentation; and


contractor procurement; and


administration and observation of contract work; and


demonstrate an ability to realise a complex architectural project based on knowledge and appropriate professional experience; and


understand the risks and responsibilities of establishing and maintaining an architectural practice; and


conduct his or her practice of architecture to an ethical standard at least equivalent to the code of ethical conduct; and


understand and comply with the applicable New Zealand statutory and regulatory requirements, including the building code.

Rule 7(1): amended, on 1 July 2015, by rule 7(1) of the Registered Architects Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/124).

Rule 7(2): replaced, on 1 July 2015, by rule 7(2) of the Registered Architects Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/124).