The Dutch Architects’ Title Act (WAT) protects the titles architect, urban designer, garden and landscape architect, and interior architect. Only persons who are registered for one or more of these disciplines are permitted to use the corresponding title(s). Also the use of the title(s) in or in connection with names of architectural firms and the use of abbreviations and word compositions of or in combination with such title(s) is subject to the provisions of the WAT. This also applies to profiling or presenting oneself otherwise as a professional having one of the titles.

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From Monday December 25th untill Monday 1st of January our office is closed.

The Architects' Register wishes you happy hollidays!

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Professional Experience

Anyone who has earned a degree after 31 December 2014 from an accredited educational institute must first gain professional experience before being entitled to be registered in the Architects' Register and is allowed to use the protected title of architect, urban planner, garden and landscape architect, or interior architect.


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Title protection

Anyone who believes that an individual or an architectural firm has unlawfully used a title that is protected by the Dutch Architects’ Title Act may report this to the Architects Registration Bureau. Offenders will then be urged to stop using the title.

If the unlawful use of the title continues, legal proceedings may be instituted. The court may impose a penalty sum to enforce discontinuation of the unlawful use of title. 

Each registered architect is at liberty to urge offenders to stop using the title or to bring the case before court. The Architects Registration Bureau may provide advice in this respec.

Report unlawful use of titles