Hong Kong’s Architects Registration Board (“ARB”) has issued guidelines (“the Guidelines”) on use of the title “architect”.
The Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408), which governs the registration of architects, sets out who is entitled to describe himself as an “architect”. It provides that:-
In respect of (2)(b) above, the Guidelines have clarified that:-
In respect of firms or companies intending to use the description “architect”, the Guidelines do not provide any guidance as such, but simply say that reference should be made to section 30(4) of the Architects Registration Ordinance. That section states that a person, including a firm or company, shall not use the description “architects” or “registered architects” or the initials “R.A.” unless at each place where the person carries on the business of architecture, the business is conducted under the supervision of a registered architect and where the person carries on a multidisciplinary practice, the business, so far as it relates to architecture, is under the full time control and management of a registered architect.