Lonie Lozano

Architecture & Interior Design

Architectural Technology

What is the difference between an Architect and an Architectural Technologist?

Definition of an Architectural Technologist : Architectural Technologists provide architectural design services and solutions. They are specialists in the science of architecture, building design and construction and form the link between concept and construction. They negotiate the construction project and manage the process from conception through to completion.

Definition of an architect: Architectural education and training focuses on the integration and synthesis of all aspects of design and construction in response to a client's brief, both for individual buildings, groups of buildings and spaces in between. A person described as an architect must, by law be registered with the Architect's Registration Board.

What does being a Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, mean?

To achieve the Chartered status and gaining the post nominal designation MCIAT, individuals must satisfy the Institute that they have achieved the high standards of education, training and monitored professional practice required.

Members (excluding student members) are obliged to keep themselves informed of current practices and developments appropriate to the type and level of their responsibilities, and comply with the Institute’s current guidelines for continuing professional development (CPD).

All Members who offer and/or provide services directly to clients must obtain and maintain adequate professional indemnity insurance. All Members must adhere to a Code of Conduct which requires the proper and ethical conduct of business, and that disciplinary procedures for infringements of the Code are in place. The Code is designed to protect members of the public and the Member themselves.