The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) is required by statute and regulation to:
register architects who have been assessed as competent
review each architect's registration every five years
maintain a New Zealand Architects Register
Our vision is New Zealand architects equipped to make the best possible contribution to the built environment.
New Zealand's architects are professionals that typically have been through a five-year architectural education and have all undergone a rigorous registration procedure. Architects are bound by an architects’ code of ethics, are required to undertake regular professional development activities, and are accountable for their actions to the New Zealand Registered Architects Board.
For more information, you can:
A list of Registered Architects who have been disciplined in the last three years can be accessed here.
Your Path to Registration
Fact sheet for recent graduates explaining what becoming registered entails
Information for New Architects
Fact sheet for newly registered architects to explain their rights and obligations.
Use of the title "architect"
Fact sheet explaining who can and can't use the title "architect"
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.
As of 1 September 2021, all applicants for registration will be able to choose whether they wish to have their CRCR / professional conversation assessments via Zoom or face to face. If face to face, these will be held in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.
The Board issued a newsletter to architects providing an update on the NZRAB's activities.
The list of Architects approved for registration in 2020 can be found here