In Ireland there is no restriction on the provisions of architectural services - as such.
However you must use the title to certify AS AN ARCHITECT.
You must certify AS AN ARCHITECT when issuing opinions, certifying monies, certifying compliance, and so forth.
Thus, when the RIAI/The Registrar says there is no restriction on the provision of services, it seems they are being highly disingenuous.
"Highly Disingenuous" is not how you want the Guardian of the Public Good to be starting his career now, is it?
And for all you Graduates of Bolton Street and UCD it must be a double blow.
Before May 2008 and the implementation of the Building Control Act 2007, you were entitled to use the Title per
DIR 2005/36/EC The Mutual Recognition of Qualifications Directive.
Prior to that these same rights were enshrined in the Architect's Directive, DIR 85/384/EEC.
Now I wonder who benefits from undermining the standing of those qualifications.
So badly undermined are they that after five years, you now have the same standing as after your first, or third year, or no years at all.
You stand alongside the Man in the Street, who is similarly able to provide architectural services.
Now what Public Good does that preserve and promote, ehhh?
Nahhh - didn't think so.
So this situation must be promoting a private good.
And the question is - who benefits?
It seems clear that the Oireachtas has been sold a pup.
Who sold it to them?