A person must be registered to use the title ‘architect’ in Ireland. You can check the register here. You can search by last name, first name, or registration number. You can search by any of the fields below alone e.g. first name, surname or registration number. You may also search by using all of the fields at once; if this approach produces no results it may indicate that the detail you have for one of the fields is not as listed in the register. It is also possible that an architect may be registered under a different name (e.g. a married name) or spelling (e.g. Finuala/Fionnuala or McGrory/MacGrory/Mac Grory) in which case a record may not be found.
The best way to find an architect’s record is to use the registration number which is unique. If you encounter difficulties in finding an architect on the register you are welcome to seek direct advice from the RIAI on (01)6761703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To check the register, fill in at least one of the fields below and click search.
About the Register
The RIAI Register of Architects was launched on 16th November 2009 giving effect to Part 3 of the Building Control Act 2007. For a professional to use the title architect he or she must be on the Register.
You can check the Register above, the simplest approach is to enter the first name or surname, please note that the spelling needs to be correct to retrieve a name. You can also check by registration number.
The RIAI also publishes a list of those who have been prosecuted and found guilty of misuse of the title “architect”. If you cannot find the name you are seeking on either list please contact the RIAI (01) 6731706 for assistance and advice. In addition to meeting strict qualification and assessment requirements to be admitted, architects on the Register are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development and are bound by the Architects Code of Conduct.
The RIAI is the Registration Body and Competent Authority for Architects in Ireland and carries out these statutory duties on an entirely self-funding basis.
The relevant sections of the Building Control Act 2007 are:
Part 1: Preliminary and General (Sections 1 - 2)
Part 3: Registration of Architects (Sections 13 - 27)
Part 6: Fitness to Practice (Sections 56 - 59)
Part 7: Miscellaneous Provisions (Sections 60 - 73)
Membership/Fellowship of the RIAI is distinct from registration as an architect. A person may be registered without being a Member or Fellow of the RIAI. However, to avoid confusion, all current architect Members and Fellows of the RIAI must be registered.