The Board of Architecture of T&T (BoATT) and the T&T Institute of Architects (TTIA) welcomed 15 new registered architects into practice in T&T at a brief ceremony at the Carlton Savannah last week Wednesday in which the architects were handed their certificates of membership.
In brief remarks, Gary Turton, chairman of the Board of Architecture, said the passage of the Architecture Profession Act in 1992 established The Board of Architecture of T&T to protect the public interest, by granting the title “Registered Architect” (a title protected under this act) to those individuals who meet the minimum requirements under the law. The board assesses the qualifications and professional work experience of all applicants against the standards set our in the act.
He said the act also contains a code of ethics, which guides the actions of all registered architects in their professional practice.
The board and the TTIA have a joint committee, which administers the professional practice course and examination as well as assesses the qualifications and experience of applicants to make recommendations to the board.