Professions

All Dublin School of Architecture programmes are professionally accredited. This requires an active and ongoing dialogue with our professional accreditation bodies which include the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). Find out more about each of these bodies below. 

 

In June 2019 the UK based Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) approved the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology for the status of Accreditation in Principle. 
The CIAT Accreditation certificate was presented to TU Dublin School of Architecture Senior Lecturer Malachy Mathews in London in September 2019.

In January 2021 CIAT ​​​​​​​approved the programme for the status of Full Accreditation. This provides a direct professional accreditation pathway for TU Dublin architectural technology graduates to chartered membership of the CIAT or MCIAT.

The Dublin School of Architecture looks forward to further engagement with the CIAT including encouraging students to submit their work for annual CIAT awards and supporting the CIAT Republic of Ireland Centre in its ongoing engagement with architectural technology students and graduates nationally.

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is a worldwide professional body that represents construction and property professionals who work within the built environment.

The Dublin School of Architecture DT149A Bachelor of Technology in Construction Site Management programme is accredited by CIOB and many lecturers in the School are chartered members of the CIOB.

There has been a long established relationship between the TU Dublin School of Architecture and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) .  Staff from the School have served on the RIAI Council, the Board of Architectural Education, and numerous other sub-committees and working groups with the RIAI.  The School has also been involved with the RIAI in developing its document defining professional competences for practice as an Architect and Architectural Technologist. 

Staff from the School have also served on many RIAI Visiting Boards to other programmes in Architecture and Architectural Technology.

The School has also hosted the RIAI Technologist Entry Examination for many years.