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Tri-National Competencies

An applicant seeking reciprocity through the Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement is required to submit a dossier of work that demonstrates the following professional competencies.

A. An Architect in responsible control must be competent to create architectural designs that:
  • A.1:  Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale;
  • A.2: Respond to environmental concerns and address sustainability issues;
  • A.3: Show skill in land-use planning and planning process;
  • A.4: Take account of cultural and social factors.

B. An Architect in responsible control must be competent to translate a design concept into built form and be able to:
  • B.1 Investigate and interpret design objectives and relevant issues and prepare the brief for a design project;
  • B.2 Advise on project evaluations, feasibility studies and programs;
  • B.3 Evaluate and determine structural, constructional and engineering elements of a building and integrate the advice and design of specialist disciplines into a building project;
  • B.4 Assess the physical influences on buildings and the technologies associated with providing internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate, and coordinate and integrate services systems to control them;
  • B.5 Meet building users' requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations;
  • B.6 Provide advice on issues of construction, procurement and contract administration;
  • B.7 Generate the documentation and information needed to translate a design concept into a building;
  • B.8 Manage the procurement of buildings, administer contractual arrangements and monitor their construction.

C. An Architect in responsible control must be competent in the practice of architecture and:
  • C.1: Observe legal and regulatory obligations related to the planning and construction of buildings
  • C.2: Have adequate knowledge of the industries, organizations and procedures involved in the management and realization of a design project as a building
  • C.3: Observe the standards of conduct expected of a professional
  • C.4: Maintain competence in relevant aspects of the practice of architecture.