What is an RIBA Chartered Practice?

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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.