To become an RIBA Chartered Practice, architectural practices need to comply with strict criteria in an accreditation scheme that gives you, the client, a mark of quality.
So by commissioning an RIBA Chartered Practice for your project you can expect a high level of excellence in design and service.
The scheme has been developed by the RIBA following client and government feedback. It ensures that all accredited practices work to a common set of standards and have in place:
- appropriate professional indemnity insurance for project work undertaken
- appropriate quality management systems
- supervision of all architectural work by an RIBA Chartered Member
- health and safety policy
- employment policy addressing the principles of the RIBA policy statement on employment
- continuing professional development for all staff
- written environmental management policy.