Who we are

The Architects Register is an independent administrative body under public law that implements the Architect Title Act and manages the architects register

The Register of Architects

The Register of Architects is accountable to the Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW). Each year we submit the annual accounts, annual report, budget and fees to the minister for approval. A director, according to the Executive Statute, directs the Register of Architects and ensures that our duties and powers are carried out. The Board, appointed by the Minister of OCW, is responsible for the execution of all tasks arising from the Architect's Title Act and for the functioning of the Register of Architects. In early 2020, the board established an Advisory Board. The functioning of both the Board and the Advisory Board is defined in the Board Regulations.

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Interior architecture


The Register of Architects is jointly responsible for the professional competence of nearly 14,000 registered interior architects, architects, garden and landscape architects and urban designers. Trainings and a period of professional experience lay the foundation for this. They are always of high quality and match the ever-changing tasks in and needs of society in terms of programs.

Based on the Architectural Title Act, we have the following objectives:

Ensuring competent interior designers, architects, garden and landscape architects and urban planners and thereby promoting the quality of the landscape and the built environment.

Implement European Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications for the four professional groups.

Protecting consumers.

Promote the craftsmanship of spatial designers to improve the quality of our living environment

Craftsmanship & Awareness in the service of society

Core Values
Independence, Connection, Development & Inclusion

Future-proof organisation

Duties and powers

The Register of Architects has several tasks and powers, including protecting the four architectural titles and clearly communicating their value.

  • Stimulating cooperation between various parties in the professional field.

  • Creating good conditions for the successful completion of professional experience and career-long learning for all (future) registered architects.

  • Managing the register of architects.

  • Provide information about the professional qualifications of registered architects and their title rights. of information about the professional qualifications of registered architects and their title rights.

  • Act as a contact point for professionals who wish to work across borders.

  • Act as a consultation partner for the competent authorities of other EU member states.

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