Association of Building Technicians: education of architects

Scope and Content

Correspondence with students, requesting representation by the Association of Building Technicians (ABT), concerning the change to rules for the membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). They understood that the exams they had taken would make them eligible for both registration and associateship of RIBA, but now they found this was not the case.

This file also contains some papers concerning evidence to be presented to RIBA by the ABT Executive Committee, concerning a policy for architectural education.

There are also some personal notes concerning an accommodation problem.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the early 1950s  registration and associateship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was obtained through completing an examination in professional practice. In July 1952  notice was given that new regulations would come into effect in November 1952  making practical experience an additional criteria. A number of students were subsequently told that the exams they had completed in March 1952  only made them eligible for registration, despite pre-dating the change in regulations, and appealed to the Association of Building Technicians (ABT) for arbitration.

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