Professional Accreditations awarded to IT Carlow for High Standards.


The Architectural Technology Programme offered at IT Carlow was recently accredited by two internationally recognised Professional Registration bodies. The RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) and CIAT (UK based Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) assessed and accredited the BSc in Architectural Technology and the BSc (Honours) in Architectural Technology respectively.

 The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has been committed to upholding the highest standards in architecture and architectural technology by providing impartial and authoritative advice and information on issues affecting architects and architectural technologists, the built environment and society since 1839. RIAI Education Policy is informed by EU and International Standards and is widely recognised on a global scale and has shaped the development of the Architectural Technology programme at IT Carlow. Similarly, the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology. Based in the UK, CIAT is also internationally recognised as the qualifying body for Chartered Architectural Technologists (MCIAT) and Architectural Technicians (TCIAT), by creating a standard of competence for Chartered Membership.

Commenting on the significance of these accreditations, Head of the Department of Built Environment at IT Carlow, Edwin Landzaad noted that this was an important milestone in IT Carlow’s on-going quality assurance for programmes in Architectural Technology. “These accreditations not only reflect positively on the high standards of our programmes; they also offer our graduates international currency with respect to their qualifications and professional status. I thank everyone involved in the accreditation process and congratulate our staff and students on the continued standards of excellence.”