ABOUT US

The Barbados Institute of Architects (BIA) is the local body for architecture and the architectural profession. The institute was originally established on the 10th April 1968 as the “Barbados Society of Architects” and later altered to the current title on the 30th May 1979. 

The BIA provides support for our members in the form of training, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars, technical services, publications, hosting events and contributing to the standards for the education & registration of architects.

We work with government and regulatory agencies such as the Architects Registration Board, Building Authority, Division of Energy, Environmental Protection Department, Town & Country Development Planning Office and the National Heritage Department to improve the design quality of the built environment.

We provide guidance to local students, schools and colleges on the requirements for the education of architects and offer annual Book scholarships to students of Architecture.

 

 

We educate the public on matters that deal with the built environment and the profession of Architecture through information and advice services, facilitating & hosting exhibitions, our website and the through the presentation of awards. 

WE REGULATE

We safeguard matters of professional practice in the interest of the public and members of the institute. We work with government and regulatory agencies such as the Architects Registration Board, Building Authority, Division of Energy, Environmental Protection Department, Town & Country Development Planning Office and the National Heritage Department to improve the design quality of the built environment. 

WE EDUCATE

We provide guidance to local students, schools and colleges on the requirements for the education of architects and offer annual Book scholarships to students of Architecture. 

WE SUPPORT

We support our members in the form of training, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars, technical services, Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) packages, publications, hosting events and contributing to the standards for the education & registration of architects. 

WE PROMOTE

We help the public to learn more about the built environment and the profession of Architecture through information and advice services, facilitating & hosting exhibitions, our website and the through the presentation of awards. 

ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS 

The BIA has a relationship with other local, regional & International associations & organizations, which include The Barbados Architects Registration Board (BARB), Association of Commonwealth Societies of Architecture in the Caribbean (ACSAC) and the following: 

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Christie's Building

The Garrison, St.Michael

BB14038

t. (246).430.0956

e. admin@bia.bb

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