What is Architectural Technology?

Architectural Technology is the technology of architecture; a creative, innovative design discipline rooted in science and engineering.

It forms the link between design and realisation. At its core, is the anatomy and physiology of a building or structure, its relation to context, how it is assembled and how it performs through form, function and fabric.

Architectural Technology achieves efficient and effective construction and robust sustainable design solutions that perform and endure over time.


The Institute

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is a dynamic, forward-thinking and inclusive global membership qualifying body for Architectural Technology.


It represents those practising and studying within the discipline and profession.


CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT.



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Find a Registered Practice

Whether you need a design or plans for your project, or a qualified professional to guide you, a Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, can manage all stages from the earliest designs through to final certification, regardless of its size or value.

A Chartered Architectural Technologist specialises in the technology of architecture focusing on the design of buildings for use and performance. As problem solvers, they will make the design work for you, ensuring that you achieve the maximum use of space.


Find a Registered Practice

Apply for membership

If your career is within Architectural Technology, membership of CIAT is your essential next step. 

CIAT can help you get ahead with numerous membership benefits and a range of grades dependent on your academic/professional achievements, employment status and/or experience. 

Become a member

AT Awards

The AT Awards are the premier accolades that demonstrate and recognise outstanding achievement — celebrating Architectural Technology at its best.

Designed to recognise excellence in Architectural Technology globally, the suite of AT Awards are open to all professionals, whether they are based nationally or internationally. 

Find out more about The AT Awards