The Architectural Technologists' Register

The Architectural Technologists' Register sets, assesses and monitors the competency standards for registered Architectural Technologists in the Republic of Ireland.

The Register is currently voluntary; the formation of which is supported by the Minister for Housing and Department for Housing and Local Heritage (DHPLH) demonstrated via their Agreement in Principle in 2018. The objective of the Architectural Technologists' Register is for it to attain Statutory status under the Building Control Act 2007 and for its Registrants to be accepted as competent to provide Design and Assigned Certifier services under the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

The Register is now ready to proceed to the next stage and become a "Shadow" Register mirroring the operation of the current Statutory Registers (engineers, surveyors and architects) in operation, including the Boards as defined in the Building Control Act 2007, subscriptions, fees etc. Following a meeting with the Minister and DHPLH in December 2022, we now have viability objectives, target milestones and an outline timeline to enable the legislative process to commence to amend the primary legislation. 

The profession of Architectural Technology is essential to the design of buildings and structures and is underpinned by science and engineering knowledge to achieve optimum functionality, efficiency and effectiveness in construction and robust, durable and sustainable design solutions that perform over time.

Registered Architectural Technologists are responsible for ensuring that their designs result in buildings and structures that are functional, constructed economically and perform efficiently and effectively within the context of user needs, environmental sustainability, regulatory and budgetary requirements. Registered Architectural Technologists' proficiency as well as design and compliance functions must encompass all aspects of the profession in Ireland.

For further information regarding the standards expected and the processes involved to join the AT Register, please review and download the following attachments:

ATR Code of Conduct

ATR promotional leaflet

Application to state your intent to join ATR

Professional Assessment application

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Regulatory Impact Analysis appendices

ATR Professional Standards Framework

ATR Registrants

ATR List of Intent