Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

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  • What is the difference between a Chartered Architectural Technologist and an architect?

    Chartered Architectural Technologists and architects are qualified and competent to lead construction projects from design through to completion. The difference is within the specialisms that they will bring to a project. Chartered Architectural Technologists’ training and emphasis is the science and technology of architecture and architects’ training and emphasis is the design and philosophy of architecture. Whilst both disciplines have their own distinct training and specialism, there is considerable overlap between the two professions. For further information on architects please visit: or

Considering or looking to study Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology is the technology of architecture — it’s all about creating and understanding design and turning ideas into reality. It’s about buildability, durability and sustainability of construction

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For educational establishments

If you are an educational establishment looking for information on how to become Accredited, Approved or a Centre of Excellence.

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