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RIBA responds to ARB architectural education reforms

The RIBA has responded to reforms to architectural education announced by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

11 October 2021

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to reforms to architectural education announced by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

RIBA President Simon Allford said:

“Over the last decade the RIBA, through its evolving global validation work, has been actively championing initiatives that encourage new models for architectural education to emerge. We have long believed that the transformation and modernisation of architectural education, including more flexible, accessible and inclusive study routes with a focus on competence and sustainability, will help us attract the best talent and support a more representative profession. A profession that will continue to thrive as we take on the challenge of collaboratively designing the low carbon future.

Of course there is much to be done so we welcome the broad scope of this ARB report that now aligns with our long standing commitment to assessing outcomes and capabilities rather than inputs.

As ever, it is how RIBA and ARB engage on the details of the reforms that will determine their success. So we will continue to work closely with the ARB to ensure any new models promote and enable a truly inclusive profession.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  1. Media contact: Emily.Stallard@riba.org, 020 7307 3813
  2. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.

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