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RIBA Client Advisers

RIBA Client Advisers

RIBA Client Advisers

Need help planning, structuring or developing your project? RIBA accredited Client Advisers can provide impartial advice from the earliest stages of your project.

Specialist, experienced advice that puts you in control of your construction project.

When considering a construction project, the most important decisions are the ones made at the beginning, before the planning and design stages and long before work starts on site.

RIBA Client Advisers are highly trained, experienced architects - construction professionals who can advise on how to get the best out of the procurement process and its product. Having a RIBA Client Adviser on board from the earliest stage can help bring certainty and maximise the value of your investment.

A RIBA Client Adviser will work with you to help define and deliver the best long-term solution for your organisation, one that will fulfil all the aims and requirements of the project.

You can find out more about the wide variety of projects our Client Advisers have worked on in our report, Design Matters: RIBA Client Advisers.

What is an RIBA Client Adviser?

A RIBA Client Adviser is usually an experienced architect and professional practitioner (but not the one designing the building) working with the client's team, independent of the supply team, monitoring and helping the client to manage the design process from its earliest stages.

The UK Government recommends the early appointment of an independent client adviser (like a RIBA Client Adviser) to provide high level expert advice and to help protect the client's interests.

RIBA Client Advisers are selected by the Royal Institute of British Architects from its membership for their all-round procurement expertise, design experience, business knowledge and track-record of delivering results in construction projects. 

Interested in applying to join the Client Adviser Register? Find out more.

If you are a RIBA Client Adviser, download our presentation template for potential clients. 

Interested in Client Adviser related CPD? Visit RIBA Academy to find out more.


Appointing a RIBA Client Adviser

View the register of RIBA Client Advisers to find one who meets your requirements.

To find out more about how to appoint a RIBA Client Adviser, contact the RIBA Client Services team by emailing or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3700. We can provide you with a shortlist of Advisers with the most appropriate skills and experience for your project.

More Client Adviser case studies

Read our other Client Adviser case studies and other related resources.

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