Architectural Technologists’ Petition

by Bregs Blog admin team



Dear Bregs Blog

Could you post this piece seeking support for signatures to an online petition seeking”A Statutory Register for Architectural Technologists in Ireland. Its important we get this up asap to lend weight to the Dail debate on Tuesday 27th May 2014.




Minister Hogan, on the 26th Feb 2008 in the Dail, you asked the then Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his proposals to give formal statutory or legal recognition to the qualifications of Architectural Technologists and to bring to his attention the important role that these professions play in the planning, development and construction of buildings.

In signing the BC(A)A 2014 into legislation you have effectively ostracised Irish Architectural Technologists. You have nullified their academic qualifications and belittled the experience of those who you described as being professional and important. Architectural Technologists want to remain Architectural Technologists and not be forced to become Architects, Engineers or Building Surveyors to be legitimately recognised for the valuable contribution they make to the Irish design and construction industry and so we call on you to;

“Instruct the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the civil servants whose responsibility this will be, to setup a register along the lines of the CIF register of builders so that when the legislation is opened to admit the builders on a statutory register it will also admit the architectural technologists on a statutory register?”


The above ipetition piece was submitted by Malachy Matthews on Sunday 26th may 2014.

Link to Dáil debate mentioned above from 26th February 2008 – click here

Other posts of interest:

Phil Hogan TD to Minister Gormley on “premature” and “market distortion effects” of register in 2010  – click link here

Architectural Technologist’s personal letter to TD – click link here

An Architectural Technologist Dáil letter – click link here

Architectural Technologists’ Dáil QUESTIONS – click link here

Dáil Debate 27th May on Architectural Technologists: help needed! – click link here

An Architectural Technologist’s 6 questions to employer – click link here

Architectural Technologists and BC(A)R SI.9: CIAT – click link here

Architectural Technologist: Minister “disrespectful and misleading” in Seanad – click link Blog

Eoin O Cofaigh: The architectural technologist and BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Opinion piece: Architectural Technologists and the register: BC(A)R SI.9  – click link here

Collins & O Cofaigh- A BETTER way: BC(A)R SI.9 Solutions – click link here