The AIBC Council may admit any person as an associate of the institute, divide associates into different classes and set the qualifications for each class. Associates are registrants that fall into the Intern Architect, Architectural Technologist or Retired Architect classes.
Associate’s Rights and Responsibilities
- An associate is not entitled to vote on AIBC matters, hold office in the institute or receive notices.
- Associates may not represent themselves as an architect or be held out as an architect.
- An associate may only practise the profession of architecture as an employee working for, and under the supervision of an architect.
- Associates must follow specific notification requirements to clients and authorities having jurisdiction when they are providing independent design services for projects that do not require the services of an architect.
The AIBC Council has established three classes of associates under the Architects Act, each with a specific set of qualifications. The associate classes and their designations are: