Professional experience for young architects

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    The title `Architect¿ is legally protected in the Netherlands, as in many other countries. Only designers who have successfully completed the required academic education can be registered in the Architects¿ Register and use the title. The purpose of this regulation is to give some basic quality assurance to consumers. In addition, it also enables architects to work in other EU countries. An EU directive regulates the mutual recognition of the training in the EU member states. However, the requirements for the Architects¿ title in the various countries are quite varied. In the Netherlands only the academic grade is required while many other countries also require some level of practical experience and permanent education. In 2000 an evaluation of the protection of the architect¿s title in the Netherlands was carried out. The conclusion was that the protection of the title is useful, but that the requirements are not particularly stringent. We recommended an extension of the requirements, e.g. two years of relevant working experience. In 2003 an experimental structure for professional experience of young architects was set up by the Government architect, Coenen. About 40 young architects followed a programme that consisted of working in practise, the mentorship of an experienced architect and a series of workshops. The paper presents the findings of evaluation research in which we compared the opinion of the participants of The Experiment and mentors to those of young architects working in ordinary architects¿ practice without any specific programme. The findings are placed in the perspective of the requirements that other countries use and the relation to the quality of the built environment.
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    Title of host publicationProceedings of the CIB W89 Internationale Conference on Building Education and Research
    EditorsA Balsswin, E Hui, F Wong
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherHong Kong Polytechnic Unviversity; Dept. Building & Real Est
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)962-367-511-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    PublisherHong Kong Polytechnic Unviversity; Dept. Building & Real Est

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