The New Zealand Registered Architects Board:
The task of architecture is to lead the way in terms of what the built environment can and should be. This goes beyond designing for function, essential though that is. In so far as architecture articulates the national imagination, it contributes to nation building. If the built environment in New Zealand is the best that it can be, then it contributes to the realisation of this nation’s potential.
The NZRAB determines who can be a Registered Architect. In doing this, the NZRAB is mindful of the broader contribution that the profession makes to New Zealand.
If you are interested, you can follow the NZRAB on LinkedIn, or receive by email newsletters and other announcements or specific updates about initial registration.
This identifies architects who have indicated they are available to undertake commissions by region.
Information for New Architects
Fact sheet for newly registered architects to explain their rights and obligations.
Problems with Your Architect?
Fact sheet for persons considering laying a complaint against an architect.
Problems With Your Client?
Fact sheet for architects to ensure they are not the subject of a complaint.
The NZRAB is funded from fees paid by architects and registration applicants.
Code of Ethics
All New Zealand Registered Architects are bound by the Code of Minimum Standards of Ethical Conduct for Registered Architects.
The registration authorities of Australia, Canada and New Zealand have signed a mutual recognition arrangement that allows for fast-track cross-border registration for their APEC architects. All three economies are participants in the APEC Architect Project and have issued a joint press statement about the arrangement.
The NZRAB has made a submission to the Australian Productivity Commission opposing suggestions that Australian architects should be able to work as architects in New Zealand without being registered here.
The Minister for Building and Housing has appointed architect Louise Wright to the NZRAB Board. Louise is based in Arrowtown, where she co-owns Assembly Architects Limited.