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Interesting Thought For Architects

Interesting Thought For Architects

Old Oct 22nd 2002, 7:08 pm
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Deckard
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From what I hear, professionals such as architects cannot start
practicing once they land on Canadian soil, they have to undergo some
exams ans all.

This however cannot stand true for the same architect, to stop him
from designing and modelling presentations via PC/manually on a
freelance basis until he gets his qualifications sorted?

In short the architect can 3D model as a freelancer for firms and make
some quick bucks while sitting for exams?

Kev
 
Old Oct 23rd 2002, 2:26 am
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The Wizzard
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It's a regulated profession i believe, like a lawyer or doctor etc. So you
probably jsut can't call yoruself an architect or be employed as such like
an engineer cant call themselves a professional engineer without beign
aproved by the regulatory professional body.
you probably can call yoruself a 3D building designer or something. There is
nothing stopping a bored computer graphics designer creatign a 3D house for
someone, but you can't call yoruself an architect and may find trouble
getting said work because people wont employ you or trust yoru skills if
they arent verified by the professional body, especially architects.

"Deckard" wrote in message
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    > From what I hear, professionals such as architects cannot start
    > practicing once they land on Canadian soil, they have to undergo some
    > exams ans all.
    > This however cannot stand true for the same architect, to stop him
    > from designing and modelling presentations via PC/manually on a
    > freelance basis until he gets his qualifications sorted?
    > In short the architect can 3D model as a freelancer for firms and make
    > some quick bucks while sitting for exams?
    > Kev
 
Old Oct 23rd 2002, 9:19 am
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"Deckard" wrote in message
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    > From what I hear, professionals such as architects cannot start
    > practicing once they land on Canadian soil, they have to undergo some
    > exams ans all.
    > This however cannot stand true for the same architect, to stop him
    > from designing and modelling presentations via PC/manually on a
    > freelance basis until he gets his qualifications sorted?
    > In short the architect can 3D model as a freelancer for firms and make
    > some quick bucks while sitting for exams?
    > Kev

Each province has its own rules and regulations regarding professional
practice, but as far as I know all require the completion of professional
exams or reciprocity. I was able to qualify by reciprocity, but my exams
and previous licensing was from the US, which I'm sure made it more likely
for the provincial authorities to grant my approval. BTW, it took me nearly
a year after I landed until I was granted a hearing by the BC board of
examiners to determine whether or not they would accept my reciprocity
before I was allowed to open my practice here.

I do know here in BC, certain individuals are able to work and call
themselves "building designers", however they are quite limited in terms of
what they can and can't do. They are also looked upon quite unfavourably by
architects, so they can have a difficult time getting their projects through
the design review process.

The place for you to start would be to pin down the province you are
intending to live and work in, then contact their professional organization
to see what their specific rules and regulations are.

Good luck.
 
Old Oct 25th 2002, 6:25 pm
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Deckard
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Wizzard and Half-Canadian, thanks.

Regards
Kev






know here in BC, certain individuals are able to work and call
    > themselves "building designers", however they are quite limited in terms of
    > what they can and can't do. They are also looked upon quite unfavourably by
    > architects, so they can have a difficult time getting their projects through
    > the design review process.
    > The place for you to start would be to pin down the province you are
    > intending to live and work in, then contact their professional organization
    > to see what their specific rules and regulations are.
    > Good luck.
 

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