What is an RIBA Chartered Practice?
RIBA stands for the Royal Institute of British Architects. In order to qualify as a ‘Chartered Practice’ a practice must supply evidence of its compliance with the following criteria:
- At least one of the full-time Principals (Director or Partner) in the Architects' practice must be a Chartered Member of RIBA
- All architectural work must be under the supervision of a Chartered Architect
- At least 1 in 8 of all staff employed in the Architect's practice must be a registered Architect (on ARB register) or Chartered Architectural Technologist (CIAT member) with RIBA Affiliate membership
- At least 1 in 10 of all staff employed in the Architect’s practice must be a Chartered Architect (i.e. chartered RIBA member)
- The architects' practice must have a current Professional Indemnity Insurance policy appropriate for the work undertaken.
- The architects' practice must operate an appropriate Quality Management System
- The architects' practice must operate an appropriate Health and Safety Policy.
- The architects' practice must have a written Employment Policy in place which address the principles of the RIBA policy statement on employment.
- The architects' practice must have an appropriate CPD Framework in place.
ARNI Architects follow all of these criteria.