Architects apply impartial and creative thinking to projects large and small, whether you are constructing, adapting or expanding a building. They will guide you through the design, planning and construction process - from the early stage scenario of 'what do I do?' through to completion of the project.
Architects add value, whether it comes from maximising the impact, functionality or marketability of a building.
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'We started with the fairly daunting process of realising we wanted to reconfigure and add to our property and having a loose idea of what we would like to have as a wish list, but without an architect we would have had no idea how to do that in terms of going through the process but also about how to get the best design.' Ross McDonald, Private Client
Thinking of working with an architect?
Why choose an RIBA Chartered Practice?
Choosing an accredited RIBA Chartered Practice will give you peace of mind. They comply with strict criteria covering insurance, health and safety and quality management systems.
They range from one-person offices to large, multinational firms operating worldwide - so you'll be able to find the right match.
Do you have a large or complex project?
If you need additional help and support, we can put you in touch with an accredited RIBA Client Adviser, an experienced architect who can help at all stages of the project.
They can help you define and prepare the brief, set up and lead the project team, draw up the business case and manage the procurement on your behalf. Find out more.
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