The practice of architecture1 consists of the provision of professional services in connection with town planning as well as the design, construction, enlargement, conservation, restoration, or alteration of a building or group of buildings. These professional services include, but are not limited to:

  • planning and land-use planning;
  • urban design;
  • provision of preliminary studies, designs, models, drawings, specifications, and technical documentation;
  • coordination of technical documentation prepared by others (consulting engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, and other specialist consultants) as appropriate and without limitation;
  • construction economics;
  • contract administration;
  • monitoring of construction (referred to as supervision on some countries);
  • project management.

1 From the UIA Accord on Recommended International Standards of Professionalism in Architectural Practice


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