You will require this approval if you intend to form a partnership or company that provides building design services or architectural services leading to the design of buildings. Only an approved partnership or company may lawfully use the title 'architect', and the terms 'architectural design', 'architectural services' or 'architectural design services' in relation to their work. This does not apply to the use of the terms 'landscape architect', 'naval architect' or 'computer systems architect'.
An application for approval of a partnership must be made jointly by all the members of a partnership.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.