Architectural Education

The Board of Architectural Education (BAE) is the educational arm of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA). The BAE is constituted and functions within the terms of the Architects’ Law No. 1 of 1976 and Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (Amendment) Act No. 14 of 1996.


Role

The Board of Architectural Education (BAE) of the SLIA is the education arm of the Institute vested with the responsibility of organizing, supervising, and controlling the admission to the Architectural Profession, and educating and training of persons to qualify as architects. Further, the BAE is required by Statute to prescribe or approve courses of study for the qualifying examinations for membership of the Institute, and to conduct the SLIA courses and examinations.

BAE maintains the updates the Validation Criteria for architectural education in Sri Lanka for SLIA which is jointly held by the SLIA and Architects Registration Board (ARB).

BAE also conducts the Part III examination process including the lecture course leading to the examination and the monitoring of work experience required as part fulfilment of Part III examination.


Sub Committees under BAE

Examinations Committee
Examinations Committee generally advises the BAE on all aspects of examinations including examination procedures monitors examinations conducted by Listed Schools, arrange Practical Training Counsellors for those registered or intending to sit for any examination and prepare an analysis of examination results on an annual basis.
Educational Standards Committee
Educational Standards Committee generally advises the BAE on all aspects of curriculum relating to the teaching of architecture, draws up curricula, syllabi and teaching methods, review curricula, syllabi and teaching methods every three years, evaluate curricula, syllabi and teaching methods of foreign schools for purposes of enrolling their students as members, etc. and set standards and procedures for training architectural students.
Membership Enrolment Committee
Membership Enrolment Committee generally advises the BAE on eligibility criteria for enrolment as Members, process applications for various membership categories and recommend to BAE of acceptability of such applications, review membership enrolment procedures periodically and forward recommendations to BAE.
Ad-hoc Committees
BAE may also appoints Ad-Hoc committees from time to time advice it on current issues.