Kalvariju g., 1- LT- 09310 Vilnius
Phone: +370 5 2 756 483
Fax: +370 5 2 724 825
Architects Association of Lithuania (founded in 1924) is a voluntary NGO that unites all the licensed architects of Lithuania. Architecture students and retired architects have an access to an associative membership. Today AAL has 1081 members.
The organization has 6 sections in 6 different cities; however, legislatively it is one intact juridical body. The head of the AAL is the President, the important decisions are taken by the Board (14 members). The election of the Board and the President is held every 3 years via the General Assembly.
The main tasks of the AAL are to promote quality of architecture and living environment, to raise public awareness and participation in the process of urban development; to enhance collaboration between different participants of urban development (State, cities, various institutions, societies, and professionals); to present Lithuanian architecture at a global context, to foster international collaboration among Lithuanian and foreign architects.
Together with Lithuanian governmental bodies (Environment, Culture ministries and other) and institutions, research institutions and NGOs, AAL participates in planning and implementing various programs and strategies, related to the architecture field.
AAL organizes architectural competitions, various architectural awards, exhibitions, seminars, lectures, conferences and other events in Lithuania and abroad; consults governmental bodies and municipalities; deals with problems, related with architectural ethics. Working in close collaboration with the Architects Chamber of Lithuania, AAL participates in Lithuanian Architecture policy making, providing recommendations for legislative basis. AAL is a member of international architectural organizations such as UIA (International Architects Union) and ACE (Architects Council of Europe). Together with Latvian and Estonian architects Unions, AAL forms BAUA – Baltic Architects’ Unions’ Association.
Kalvariju street 1 09310 VILNIUS
Phone: +370 5 275 42 41
|Protection of the title of architect||Yes |
|Protection of the function of architects||Yes|
|If yes, Where ?|
|Competent authority||- Ministry of the environment in collaboration with the Chamber of Architects |
- Architects' Chamber of Lithuania (ACL)
- Bachelor of 4 years (compulsory)
- Master’s degree 2 years (not compulsory)
- Qualification: Qualified Architect (Dipl. Architect)
- Compulsory professional experience of 3 years for BA.
- Compulsory professional examination by the Ministry of the Environment and the ACL.
- Compulsory registration with the LAR.
- Continued training: compulsory.
|Additional compulsory practical training- internship||3 years after Bachelor or 1 year after Master degree |
|Requirement for undertaking a period of traineeship||There are no requirement|
|Period of traineeship supervised (overseen) |
By who ?
|Architects' Chamber of Lithuanian|
|Practical training period|
To which conditions
| In the architect office|
|Number of hours per month required||Not described|
|Compulsory Professional examination||Yes. Compulsory Professional examination by the Ministry of the Environment and the Architects' Chamber of Lithuania.|
|Complementary professional education||Not described |
|Remuneration of the Traineeship||Not described|
|Trainee accompanied||Not described|
|Specific supplementary courses organised||Architects' Chamber of Lithuanian|
|Model form of contract available||No|
|Traineeship and practical experience undertaken abroad taken into account||Yes|
|Evaluation of the Traineeship||Just during on the process of licensing in ACL|
|Evaluation method used||Presentation of the works and recommendations|
All designs must have insurance.
|Does a system of CPD for architects exists in your country ?||Yes|
|If yes: |
- Is it compulsory ?
- Is it encouraged ?
- Is it free ?
|If it is compulsory,|
is it required by law,
or by a Code of Conduct ?
| Required by law |
|If it is regulated, who regulates the system:|
a professional body,
a governmental body,
a combination of the two ?
|A combination of the two |
|Is it organised ?||Yes|
|Who provides the courses:||ACL|
|What level of training is provided:||Not described|
|Are certain subjects mandatory ?||No|
|What types of activities or provisions are accepted :|
|Do you have any evaluation criteria for the CPD material ?||Yes, the estimation of courses|
|Who recognize (accredits) these trainings :||ACL|
|Development of the trainings :|
A. Estimated number of courses / year
B. Estimated number of participants / year
C. Estimated lesson hours / year
|Level of requirements for the architects :|
|Is this required level validated or checked and how:|
A. Not requested,
B. Self-assessment of value,
C. Attendance tracking,
D. Self-assessment using self-test,
E. By regular checks,
H. Others means (e.g. electronic monitoring) ?
|Is training (provision) delivered abroad accepted ?||No|
|What kind of sanction is applied for the non-compliance with CPD obligation:|
C. Expulsion from the register,
D. Other ?
|Do you have a database of the content of your CPD Programme ?||No|
What requirements must a European architects fulfil to practice in this country ?
Diploma, Registration with the Ministry of Environment and Architects' Chamber of Lithuania.