How do I know they have experience of my type of project? Where are they based? Have they worked with my local planning authority? Will they be interested in my project?
Finding an architect can be a daunting process for anyone. With concerns ranging from credentials to costs, clients often need a helping hand in finding a qualified professional they can trust to turn their brief into a reality.
RIBA has launched a brand-new version of Find an Architect, the free interactive match-making service to help clients looking to work with an architect.
All architects featured are RIBA-accredited Chartered Practices who work to the RIBA’s Code of Professional Conduct and are trained to guide clients through the design, planning and construction process.
How does it work?
The new platform makes it easier than ever for clients to find the most experienced architect for their project. It features more than 3,700 Chartered Practices, and over 41,000 inspiring project examples.
Once the client has entered a few details about their project brief (project type, planning authority, budget) the service matches them to a maximum of fifteen practices with the right expertise for the job. The service sends automated emails to the shortlist of selected practices asking whether they are interested, and the client receives a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response before drawing up their final shortlist and getting in touch directly. The client’s contact details remain confidential throughout.
The RIBA Client Services team are also on hand to help each step of the way.
Find an Architect receives over 60,000 visits a month and is one of several exclusive benefits of RIBA Chartered Practice membership.
Chartered Practices can update their profiles with new projects as regularly as they like, allowing them to showcase their best work and attract the right type of client and project. Keeping profiles up to date will greatly improve the chances of being matched with potential clients, appearing at the top of search lists.