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Association of Building Technicians: education of architects, 1952

Identifier: PJM/ABT/C

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with students, requesting representation by the Association of Building Technicians (ABT), concerning the change to rules for the membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). They understood that the exams they had taken would make them eligible for both registration and associateship of RIBA, but now they found this was not the case.

This file also contains some papers concerning evidence to be presented to RIBA by the ABT Executive Committee, concerning a policy for architectural education.

There are also some personal notes concerning an accommodation problem.


  • Creation: 1952


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

This material is subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act, 1998. Information concerning individuals is closed until 100 years after their date of birth.

Biographical / Historical

In the early 1950s registration and associateship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was obtained through completing an examination in professional practice. In July 1952 notice was given that new regulations would come into effect in November 1952 making practical experience an additional criteria. A number of students were subsequently told that the exams they had completed in March 1952 only made them eligible for registration, despite pre-dating the change in regulations, and appealed to the Association of Building Technicians (ABT) for arbitration.


From the Sub-Fonds: 0.5 metres

Physical Description

1 file

Archivist's Note


Sarah Higgins 23 July 2003

Repository Details

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