In the Netherlands the title ‘garden and landscape architect’ is protected by law.
The use of the title of architect, urban designer, garden and landscape architect, and interior architect is legally protected and, pursuant to Section 23, first paragraph, of the Dutch Architects’ Title Act, is privileged to persons who are registered as such in the Architects’ Register. This also applies to the use of abbreviations and word compositions consisting of or containing these titles.
At the moment the degrees awarded by Wageningen University, The University of Delft and the Academy of Architecture give the right to registration.
Individuals who have obtained a recognised academic degree are also obligated to complete a two-year professional traineeship in order to be eligible for registration in the Architects’ Register.
All aspects of the protection of title and maintenance of the Architects Register are administered by the Architects Registry Office (Bureau Architectenregister). The website contains information about the Architect’s Title Act, the register and the requirements for registration as a garden and landscape architect.
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