The ARBV registers architects, approves companies and partnerships, and handles complaints about architects.
It is illegal for someone to represent themselves as an architect or say they provide 'architectural design services' if they are not registered with ARBV. Consumers can check if an architect is registered or has been disciplined on the ARBV’s website.
The ARBV does not resolve disputes for consumers or have any powers to award compensation.
Handles complaints about
- Professional conduct of architects
- Breaches of legislation by architects
- Non-architects who illegally misrepresent themselves as architects