About Membership

The application must be accompanied by 1 recent photograph of applicant, the respective payment and the necessary supporting documents, which are stated below for the various categories.

All copies of the qualification certificate(s) submitted must be certified TRUE COPIES by either:

  1. notary public or
  2. college from which the qualification(s) are obtained or
  3. an office-bearer of the architectural institute which the applicant is a member of (for applicant with overseas address) or
  4. a partner or director of the firm which the applicant is currently working in (for applicant with local address)

The name and designation of the signatory must be clearly stated and affixed with the stamp of the college or institute or firm.

For applicant who is registered within the provisions of the Architects Act (No 14 of 1976) as amended or re-enacted from time to time.

Please enclose:

  1. Certified True Copy of Qualification Certificate(s) (ie degree/diploma etc)
  2. Singapore Board of Architect’s Registration Certificates
  3. Copy of your national identity card for PRs & Singaporeans or employment pass (FIN no.) for foreigners

1) For applicant who has undergone and complete a course of education in architecture in schools or universities accepted by the Board of Architects, Singapore(BOA)
Please enclose:

  • Certified True Copy of Qualification Certificate(s) (ie degree/diploma etc)
  • Copy of your local national identity card for PRs & Singaporeans or employment pass (FIN no.) for foreigners

2) For applicant who is not registered and not qualified to be registered within the provisions of the Act but who is engaged in architectural work under the supervision of an architect with a practising certificate in Singapore and who graduates with degree(s) acceptable to Council.
Please enclose:

  • Certified True Copy of Qualification Certificate(s) (ie degree / diploma etc)
  • Letter from a architect (who has current practising certificate issued by the Board of Architects, Singapore) of the firm he is presently engaged in confirming that the applicant is engaged in architectural work in Singapore under his supervision.
  • Certified True Copy of Qualification Certificate(s) from the country which the degree is obtained or Letter from the Architectural Institute of the country which the degree is obtained certifying that the degree is recognised by the Institute.
  • Copy of your local national identity card for PRs & Singaporeans or employment pass (FIN no.) for foreigners

3) For applicant who is voting member of organisations which are members of Architects Regional Council Asia or International Union of Architects.
Please enclose:

  • Certified True Copy of Qualification Certificate(s) (ie degree/diploma etc)
  • Current Letter from the President or Honorary Secretary of the Architectural
  • Institute (in country which applicant is currently practising) certifying that the applicant is a current voting member of the Institute.
  • Copy of your local national identity card for PRs & Singaporeans or employment pass (FIN no.) for foreigners

4) New Reduced Associate Membership Fee For New Graduates
For applicants who join as Associate Members immediately upon graduation. Such Associate members may enjoy a reduced membership fee for the first 4 years as Associate Members. The Entrance Fee for Associate Member remains at S$500.00 (inclusive of 7% GST).

1st Year Annual Subscription S$ 50.00 (inclusive of 7% GST)
2nd Year Annual Subscription S$ 100.00 (inclusive of 7% GST)
3rd Year Annual Subscription S$ 150.00 (inclusive of 7% GST)
4th Year Annual Subscription S$ 200.00 (inclusive of 7% GST)

For applicant who is currently engaged in the study of a course in architecture in a school acceptable to the Council or undergraduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Please enclose copy of your local national identity card for PRs & Singaporeans or employment pass (FIN no.) for foreigners and a copy of the student card/matriculation card ( front and back image )

Note: A student member engaged in the study of architectural does not qualify to be a student member for 10 years or more after he has stated his course of study.