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The Department has excellent links with the Architects Registration Council (ARC) of Ghana and the Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA). The Department also has very strong relationship with the Commonwealth Architectural Association (CAA) and in February 2009, the Department received an unconditional accreditation for five years from the CAA. This means that the B. Sc. (Architecture) degree is accepted by the CAA as being equivalent to the Part I of the Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA) and the Post Graduate Diploma degree is also accepted as being equivalent to the Part II of the ARIBA.
KNUST/The University of Michigan, USA Academic Link
This link has been in existence for over six years. In May 2008, thirteen students arrived at the KNUST from Michigan. These students held joint design charettes with students from the Department of Architecture. In July and August 2008, Prof. George W. K. Intsiful led a group of five students to visit the USA. Based in Ann Arbor, at The University of Michigan, the group visited Chicago, New York City, Cornell University, Falling Water (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a World Heritage Site) in Pennsylvania, and Detroit. The group found the visit very useful, educative and worthwhile. The group's architectural horizon was greatly expanded. There was also a visit from the executives of the University of Technology in Jamaica. Measures have been put in place for a link programme between the College/Department and that University. Hopefully, the necessary protocol documents will be signed soon so that the link could become operational.
Graduates from the Department are making their mark throughout the world at various positions. Mails from their workplaces attest to this. The Department itself, through its Project Office, has been involved in many projects at various levels in the country and at the international level. During the year under review, the Department worked on the layout of the land-use plan for the Ghana Free Zones Board at Tema.