Continuing to answer our most frequently asked questions, today we are discussing 'Why Should I Choose a RIBA Chartered Practice?'
RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) is a professional body that enforces a strict criteria threshold for potential architectural practices to adhere to if they wish to be classed as a RIBA Chartered Practice.
By working with a RIBA Chartered Practice, clients can expect to receive a quality service that meets a recognised set of standards. Clients will also find peace of mind that the RIBA will only endorse and support practices who can demonstrate effective business performance with a commitment to excellence.
RIBA state that all practices must;
- employ a required number of individual RIBA Chartered Architects
- have appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance
- have an effective Quality Management system
- have comprehensive Health and Safety and Environmental policies in place
- are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with a Code of Practice in a manor appropriate to their status. View the full Code of Practice.
They are committed to excellence in design and customer service. That's why the RIBA only promotes accredited Chartered Practices to clients.’
How do I find out if my architect is a genuine RIBA Chartered Practice?
RIBA keeps a directory of all current members (including Richard Andrews Architects) on its website which you can visit at www.architecture.com