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Offices for Bührmann & Partners in Windhoek, Namibia. Wasserfall Munting Architects

Namibia Institute of Architects

a: 18 Love Street, POBox 1478, Windhoek, Namibia
t:  +264 61 231 559    e:     w:

CAA Member CAA Member
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Architects 116 (Female 26%, Male 76%)
Practices 66
Students and Graduates 55
Namibia Institute of Architects
President/Chair title: President
President Andre Christensen
Membership and eligibility Degree plus 2 yr internship + professional practice exam
National network None
Institute Journal Digest of Namibian Architecture (Annual), Digital Newsletter (monthly)
Awards Programme  Biannual Merit Award
Code of Conduct or Ethics  Yes, NIA Constitution 2003
Fee Scale Mandatory; Minimum tariff of fees
Conditions of Engagement Client/Architect Agreement 2011
Professional Indemnity Insurance Recommended
Continuing Professional Development  None
Namibian Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors
Protection of Title Yes
Protection of Function Yes
Licensing Legislation


Accreditation body for courses in architecture Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors
CAA Schools of Architecture
Other schools recognised by national bodies  Polytechnic of Namibia (new school not yet accredited)


Requirements To practice in Namibia, you must be registered in another country and undertake six months practical training in Namibia and a Professional Practice exam.
Guidance CAA have endorsed the ethical standards for cross border practice set out in the CAA Accord on Enhancing Development Effectiveness and the International Union of Architects Guideline for Practice in a Host Nation.
Qualifications from other countries recognised by national bodies


Area: 824,269 sq km
Largest City: Windhoek (capital, pop. 315,900)
Population: 2,283,000 (2010)
Urban Population: 38%
Population Growth: 2.4% p.a. (1990–2010)
GNI p.c.: US$4,500 (2010)
GDP p.c growth: 2.1% p.a. (1990–2010)
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Climate: Arid, semi-arid and sub-humid. Prolonged periods of drought are characteristic. There is little precipitation apart from rare thunderstorms in the arid zone of the Namib Desert coast, with rainfall rising to 600mm or more in the sub-humid northeastern border with Angola and the Caprivi Strip. Rain falls in summer (October to April). The cold Benguela current gives the Namib Desert thick coastal fog.



Construction Industry Research Organisations  None
Building Regulations/Codes (Title of document and publication date/or none)  Yes 1990


Updated 08/07/14 Please inform us of any errors or out of date information.
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