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When you use an architect, you know that the person you are working with is qualified and experienced.

To become registered, your architect has attained the necessary formal qualifications, has completed years of specific practical experience, and has passed comprehensive practice examinations.

The use of the title ‘architect’ is protected by law. Only individuals who are on the NSW Register of Architects may use this title.

Architects have recognised skills in design, documentation, project delivery and practice management. They can provide a higher level of service than other types of building designer. This is important because architectural services require considerable skill to deliver and tailor to a client’s particular needs.

Architects operate within a well-regulated professional system. The regulation provided by the Architects Act 2003 safeguards the interests of architects’ clients, as well as the broader community.

Architects must comply with the NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct 2017. This sets the standards architects are required to meet when providing architectural services to their clients.

Architects are required to carry professional indemnity insurance and each year must undertake continuing professional development to maintain their knowledge and skills.

Architects are the only people allowed to design multi-unit residential apartment buildings under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021.

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