Architects apply impartial and creative thinking to projects large and small, whether you are constructing, adapting or expanding a building.
Working with an Architect
An architect will work with you to find the best design solution to your project. The insight and creative skills of an architect can deliver value well in excess of the fees they charge. They will help you achieve your aspirations and guide you through the design and construction process.
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You can work with your architect to get your brief right
How do I use an architect?
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions when appointing or working with an architect, including costs, writing a brief, selecting the correct architect and planning permission issues.
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Find an architect service
At the moment we are re-building our Find an Architect service. Until the new service goes live, you can use our existing services by clicking on the links below.
Our online listings of practices and members will help you to find the right design team for your project. From your search results you can browse architects' details, review their experience and specialisms, and draw up your own shortlist. There are four different directories:
UK Directory of RIBA Chartered Practices lets you search more than 3000 UK firms by name, location, area of expertise and services offered.
RIBA Chartered Members Directory lets you search more than 28,000 RIBA Chartered Members, if you’re looking for a particular architect.
RIBA Client Advisers Directory lets you search for a specialist adviser, by name, location and area of expertise.
RIBA Conservation Register lets you search for an architect who specialises in heritage properties.
The Client Services team is here to help you with your project. If you need any advice or would like help finding an architect, please submit an enquiry or contact us on 020 7307 3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.