Conservation Register

Call for applicants

The RIBA Conservation Register enables those looking to commission work on heritage buildings to find architects with the specific skills and experience they require, encompassing all aspects of historic building conservation, repair and maintenance.

The Register has three levels of membership, which also provide an incremental process of accreditation for those who are in the early phases of establishing their careers in building conservation. These levels are:

  • Specialist Conservation Architect (SCA) 

    Able to demonstrate authoritative knowledge of conservation practice, principles and philosophy, and to contribute to development of conservation standards.

  • Conservation Architect (CA) 

    Able to demonstrate depth of understanding of conservation practice, principles and philosophy, and to guide and take responsibility for others whilst understanding when further specialist guidance is required.

  • Conservation Registrant (CR) 

    Able to demonstrate good working and background knowledge of key aspects of conservation practice, principles and philosophy, and to understand when guidance or supervision is required.

Reaccreditation is required for all three levels every five years; details are on page 18 of the Handbook.

Please see the RIBA Conservation Register Handbook for further information:

 

The deadline for the current application round has been extended to Tuesday 22 April. The next application round (for SCA and CA applicants) will open on 1 July 2014, with a closing deadline of 30 September.

Please note that applications to join the Conservation Register at CR level can be made at any time.

Applications for SCA and CA level must include:

  • Detailed CV (max 4 pages)
  • Summary (between 300 - 500 words per dossier) of the effectiveness of your role in the conservation process
  • Demonstration of individual decision-making cross-referred to the ICOMOS guidelines
  • 12 pages maximum supporting evidence per dossier - this can include relevant extracts from reports, drawings, photographs etc.

Applicants for SCA and CA level should enclose three hard copies of their application material.

The application fee for each of the three levels is:

  • SCA - £150 (incl VAT)
  • CA - £120 (incl VAT)
  • CR - £60 (incl VAT)

The annual registration fee for each of the three levels is:

  • SCA - £150 (incl VAT)
  • CA - £120 (incl VAT)
  • CR - £60 (incl VAT)

ARB-registered architects who are not RIBA members will pay an additional annual administration fee of £135 (incl VAT).

If you are interested in applying to join the RIBA Conservation Register please complete the application form below:

Please return this by post, with a cheque to cover the relevant application fee, to:

Conservation Registrar
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD 

Please contact conservation.register@riba.org for further information.

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