The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) is required by statute and regulation to:
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.
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.
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.
The NZRAB today began a consultation with architects and other stakeholders regarding a proposed increase in the Architects' Annual Certificate of Registration Fee from $644.00 (GST included) to $724.50 (GST included). The consultation closes on 23 September 2019.
The NZRAB today provided the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) with a submission in response to a MBIE consultation about occupational regulation in the building sector and other matters.
The NZRAB today asked architects for feedback on the Architects' Code of Ethics, given that it was revised in late 2017. Architects were asked whether any of the clauses in the code were causing them "any difficulties, in terms of interpretation, compliance, or anything else." Responses were requested by 28 June 2019.