The AAK accepts memberships in various categories, as indicated below.

You may apply for membership using the form included after the categories

Shall be persons whom the governing council considers to be eligible by virtue of eminence in arts science or literature; or by services rendered to the association or its associated professions; or by other outstanding and relevant attributes and who shall have been invited by the governing council.
fellow members.

This is the highest class of membership at the Architectural Association of Kenya. A fellow member of the association is admitted by the college of fellows. The college of fellows is a management organ comprising of a convener and four members for a 2 year period. The AAK Chairman shall act as the secretary.

To qualify for invitation as a fellow, a candidate shall have:

  • Attained the age of 45 or
  • Been a corporate member for a period of not less than 15 years, or
  • Served or been elected as chairman of the association or
  • Advanced the objects of association by outstanding performance in international organizations, received awards, authored publications, staged exhibitions, made technical innovations locally or internationally.

To qualify for election as a corporate member, a candidate shall have:

  • Attained the age of 21 years; and
  • Been a private practitioner or an employee of a professional firm; or of a public office department or educational body or be otherwise engaged in the work of any of the professions set out in by-law 2.1; and
  • Qualified the relevant examinations prescribed in appendix ii to these by-laws; and
  • Been registered or eligible for registration by the relevant board of registration in kenya.
  • A corporate member must hold a university degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution or equivalent followed by the relevant professional practice examination.

To qualify for election as a graduate member a candidate shall have:

  • Attained the age of 21 years; and
  • Been an employee in a firm, or a public office where that department is engaged in any of the professions set out in by-law 2.1 and qualified the examinations prescribed in appendix 11 of these by laws
  • A graduate member must hold a university degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution or equivalent.

To qualify for election as a licentiate member a candidate shall have:

  • Attained the age of 30 years; and
  • Been an employee of a professional firm, or a public office for a minimum of 10 years where that department is engaged in any of the following professions: architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, town/physical planning or landscape architecture
  • Qualified in the examinations held by the Kenya national examinations governing council and the department of building and civil engineering of a recognized institution for the following:
  • Construction technician certificate part ii or ordinary diploma in building or civil engineering, or road engineering or water engineering or a diploma in land surveying or cartography and air survey; or
    An equivalent examination approved by the qualifications and practice committee of the Architectural Association of Kenya; or
  • Such other examinations as the governing council may approve from time to time.
  • Been registered or eligible for registration by the relevant board of registration in Kenya.

To qualify for election as a technician member a candidate shall have:

  • Attained the age of 21 years; and
  • Been an employee in a firm, or public office where that department is engaged in any of the professions set out in by-law 2.1, and
  • Qualified the examinations prescribed in appendix ii to these by-laws
  • A technician member must hold an ordinary diploma or higher national diploma in the relevant field from a recognized institution or equivalent.

Firm members shall be:

  • Those professional firms, engaged in any of the professions including architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, town/physical planning or landscape architecture, and in which all the partners of an unlimited company; or all the directors and or shareholders of a limited company; are the fellow, corporate or licentiate members of the association; and
  • Those professional firms accepted to become firm members by the respective chapters; or
  • Those who have met any other criteria that governing council may approve from time to time.

To qualify for election as a student member a candidate shall have:

  • Attained the age of 16 years; and
  • Been an employee or a trainee engaged in any of the following professions: architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, town/physical planning or landscape architecture, or a student undergoing an approved course at an approved tertiary educational establishment.

Visiting members shall be:

  • Those persons have attained the age of 21 years;
  • Those persons who are in kenya on a temporary basis for not more than three years and are attached as such to a public office department or to a project aided by another country; and
  • Those persons who are engaged or have previous qualifications by way of experience, training, university degree or have registration in a country other than Kenya for any of the following professions architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, town/physical planning or landscape architecture
  • Holder of other qualifications as the chapter council may approve from time to time.

Downloads / Documents

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