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1°. Defining the activity
The architect is a professional in charge of the various phases of the design and construction of a work.
First, it is required to carry out a feasibility survey of the land before drawing the first plans of the future building. He will obtain the building permit and negotiate prices with the various contractors who will work on the site. Throughout the project, it will have to take into account planning regulations, legal and technical constraints, as well as the client's budget and deadlines requirements.
Once the plans have been designed, the architect coordinates the teams responsible for the construction of the construction site until the delivery of the work.
2°. Professional qualifications
The practice of the profession of architect in France is reserved for those registered in the regional table of architects.
However, professionals with a diploma or training degree issued by another Member State of the European Union (EU) or a State party to the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement may practise as an architect in France French nationals.
Diplomas or training documents issued by another EU or EEA state
The diplomas or training documents issued by another Member State, listed in Appendix VI of the European Parliament and Council 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications, are recognised in France and have the same effects as national architectural diplomas.
To go further Article 49 of the Directive 2005/36/EC Parliament and the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.
To find out how to practice the architectural profession in France, it is advisable to refer to the "Architect" sheet.