FSSA The Association of Architectural Firms in Iceland
Founded: At the end of 1998
Membership: Companies providing consultancy in the field of planning and architecture that are operated under the responsibility of an architect fulfilling the association's conditions for knowledge and experience.
Goals: To protect the interests of its members, strengthen their image and promote professional working procedures. Also, to speak on behalf of the member companies regarding mutual interests in accordance with decisions of the Board of Directors and/or the annual general meeting.
FSSA is a party to a wage agreement with the Wage Earners of the Association of Icelandic Architects.
Address: Engjateigur 9, 105 \\Reykjavik
National ID No. 701298-3309
Telephone: + 553 4240
Fax: + 553 9480
Relations with other organisations and associations
FRV: FSSA works with FRV, The Icelandic Association of Consulting Engineers, in various issue areas where interests of architects and engineers coincide, for example, regarding agreement terms, quality requirements, etc.
Nordic countries:FSSA has good collaboration with comparable associations in the Nordic countries: Danske Ark in Denmark, NPA in Norway, STD in Sweden and ATL in Finland.
Article 3 of the association's articles of the association:
Member companies shall be operated under the responsibility of an architect with full professional rights, who also fulfils the following conditions:
has 7 years of professional experience in the field of planning and/or architecture.
works primarily as a consultant in the field of planning and/or architecture.
A member company and its employees shall not be connected with manufacturers, contractors, commercial enterprises or other operations that may affect the company's consultancy.
The employees of a member company shall always maintain the utmost loyalty to a client and inform him of anything that might affect his decisions regarding a project.
Employees of a member company shall act with tact and consideration toward other consultants and avoid doing anything that could damage their reputation.
A member company is responsible for owners and employees' working according to the provisions of these articles of association.
The FSSA Board of Directors can grant an exemption from the condition requiring 7 years of professional experience under paragraph 1.