The Architects Registration Ordinance (Chapter 408) is an Ordinance to provide for the registration of architects and disciplinary control of the professional activities of registered architects, and for related matters. The Ordinance applies to any person who is involved in the design, construction or fitting out of buildings and who describes himself as an architect.

The Architects Registration Board is a body corporate established under the Ordinance having perpetual succession and a common seal.

The Board consists of ten members appointed by the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and one member appointed by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Gazetting of ARB membership 2022-2024

 
     

     
 
(In alphabetical order of surnames from left to right.)
 
     

Architects Registration Board 2022-2024
Chairman : Architect TAM Kwok Chi
Vice Chairman : Architect YU Franklin
Member : Architect CHEN Marvin
Architect CHEUNG Kong Yeung
Architect HO Kin Wai Stephen
Architect LAU Man Kwan Julia
Architect LEE Leung Chung Anderson
Architect LEE Siu Wing Ivy
Architect LEUNG Kit Man Andy
Architect SO Ching
Ir. HO Ying Kit, Tony, appointed by the Chief Executive under section 4(2) of Architects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 408)

    The below committees, appointed by the Board, are formed to deal with specific works for the ARB :
    Registration Committee
    Chair : Architect CHEUNG Kong Yeung
    Member : TBC
  • Terms of reference    (click)
    • REGISTRATION COMMITTEE

      Registration Committee is a committee under section 17 of Architects Registration Ordinance (“ARO”) (Cap 408):

      1. The Board may appoint a committee of not less than 3 persons who are members of the Institute to examine the qualifications of applicants.

      2. The Chief Executive of HKSAR may nominate a person to be a member of the registration committee, and if a person is so nominated, the Board shall appoint him to the committee.

      3. The registration committee shall make recommendations to the Board on the acceptability of qualifications which require the Board’s acceptance under section 13(1)(a)(ii) or (iii).

      4. The Board shall not be bound by a recommendation of the registration committee under subsection (3).

      5. The Board may delegate any of its functions relating to registration and the renewal of registration to the registration committee.


      Details of work are listed as follows:

      1. To examine and verify the qualifications of applicants for registration or renewal as Registered Architect ("RA");

      2. To make recommendations to the Board on the acceptability of applicants for registration or renewal as RA;

      3. To review and monitor the registration and renewal process as RA including the Professional Assessment; and

      4. To advise the Board generally on matters concerning the registration and renewal of registration as a RA.

      Frequency of the meetings: 3-5 times (over lunch) per year

      Size of the Committee: 5-9 members


  • Education & Accreditation Committee
    Chair : Architect SO Ching
    Member : Architect TBC
  • Terms of reference    (click)
  • House Committee
    Chair : Architect HO Kin Wai Stephen
    Member : Architect LAU Man Kwan Julia
    Architect LEE Leung Chung Anderson
    Architect TAM Kwok Chi
  • Terms of reference    (click)
  • Legal Affairs Committee
    Chair : Architect LEUNG Kit Man Andy
    Member : TBC
  • Terms of reference    (click)
    • LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

      The Committee deals with the legal matters of the Board under the Architects Registration Ordinance (“ARO”) (Cap 408).


      Detail works are listed as follows:

      1. To make rules for the conduct and discipline of RAs (section 9(d) refers);

      2. To monitor the progress of disciplinary proceedings;

      3. To review the procedures/guidelines of disciplinary proceedings;

      4. To consult and seek clarification with the legal advisor on interpretation of the ARO; and

      5. To make recommendations to the Board on enforcement and implementation of the ARO.


      Frequency of the meetings: 3-5 times (over lunch) per year


      Size of the Committee: 5-9 members


      Requirement: with legal/ arbitration background and/or serving disciplinary board experience

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