Law and professional responsibilities

lbarc2280  2017-2018  Bruxelles Saint-Gilles

Law and professional responsibilities
3 credits
30.0 h
Van Ypersele De Strihou Joel;
Main themes
  1. Some basic principles of civil, public and administrative law (institutions, hierarchy of norms, legal concepts and associated effects, principles of civil liability, rules of evidence, principles of contracts, etc.)
  2. The contract of hire and the civil liability issues arising from it
  3. Some notions in law of public works contracts and architectural services
  4. Some notions in real estate law
  5. Some notions in urban planning's law and territory's development

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


This teaching unit enables students to identify the framework of their profession as an architect relating to property law in the wide sense of the term.

Specific learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to identify and understand the nature of the main legal constraints involved in any building project and adopter a responsibly attitude towards the different stakeholders in the construction process (project manager, entrepreneur, neighbours, public authorities etc.).

Contribution to the learning outcomes reference network:

Build knowledge of architecture

Be familiar with and analyse the discipline¿s basic references

Place the action

  • Identify and analyse the paradigms on which the study is based according to various given methods and starting from various points of view

Make use of other subjects

  • Seek out other approaches, exchanges of views and ways of enhancing thinking about architecture

Adopt a professional attitude

  • Act as an independent player able to understand the framework of his/her mission, and the responsibilities towards third parties as well as his/her legal obligations

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Architecture (Bruxelles)