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 was formed with support from the Minister for Housing and the Department for Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) 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 "Shadow" AT Register commenced on 1 May 2023 and mirrors the operation of the current Statutory Registers (engineers, surveyors and architects), including the subscriptions, fees, and the boards as defined in the Building Control Act 2007. At a meeting with the Minister and the DHLGH in December 2022, it was confirmed that a Shadow Register should be developed, and this was reaffirmed by Minister Kieran O'Donnell on 19 April 2023. We now have viable objectives, target milestones and an outline timeline to enable legislative process to commence to amend the primary legislation. 

Two requirements to demonstrate the ATR's viability are:
1. A critical mass of applications to join the Register with a subscription payment of €200
2. Two cycles of Full Registrant subscription payments being received by the ATR.

For the long-term benefit of the discipline and profession in the Republic of Ireland, we now need your support to drive this endeavour forward and bring about the Register's Statutory recognition.

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 or contact [email protected]:

ATR Code of Conduct

ATR Professional Assessment application

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Regulatory Impact Analysis appendices

ATR Professional Standards Framework

Shadow ATR Registrants

Routes to Registration - ATR Presentation

Application form to register intent to join ATR

ATR Candidate Guidance Notes

ATR bank details