How to become a member
You can become a member of Architects Sweden if you have a national or international university degree in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture or spatial planning.
The programmes that Architects Sweden approves within the EU are:
- Architectural education listed in the EU Qualifications Directive
- Landscape architect educations listed by IFLA Europe
- Interior architect educations listed by ECIA
For educations outside the EU, the association bases its assessment on a statement from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). While you are waiting for a statement from UHR, you can get a temporary membership.
Your membership enables us to:
- Protect your professional integrity by attaining better wages and benefits such as vacation, health care and retirement.
- Assist you with legal advice and representation in matters of employment and possible conflicts with employers.
- Provide you with one of our professional titles, for greater possibilities to advance your career.
- Keep you updated with the latest industry developments and news.
- Support you as a self-employed architect.
- Raise your qualifications and skills through programmes and courses tailored for architects.
- Promote Swedish architecture and architects based in Sweden on international arenas
- Promote and foster local architecture and architects
- Engage in political lobbying
- Award innovative and high-quality Swedish architecture
- Inspire with lectures by top architects from all over the world
- Strive for a more sustainable practice and industry
- Counteract discrimination and promote multicultural businesses
- Arrange events that build networks between architects
- Advise in architecture competitions.
A membership is beneficial to you, your colleagues and the architectural practice in Sweden as a whole. Being a member of Architects Sweden also gives you better terms on bank loans, discounts on insurance, and a discount on train journeys with SJ.