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RIBA asks housing clients for views on working with an architect

by on November 6, 2020

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a new survey to ask housing clients for their views on working with an architect.

The RIBA’s 2020 Working with Architects survey is in collaboration with our partners including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Planning Portal.

The survey asks recent housing clients (homeowners and commercial) about their expectations and experiences of working with architects. Commercial clients are also asked for their views on future risks to the sector.  

Open to anyone who has appointed an architect to design their house or housing project in the last two years, the survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.  

The survey will help to benchmark client attitudes, give architects valuable market intelligence and help the profession continue to provide the best services to clients. 

The survey closes on 6 December 2020. 

Complete the survey

This survey follows the 2016 Working with Architects survey, which led to the Building in Quality initiative, including the RIBA Quality Tracker.  

Find out more from RIBA

One Comment
  1. Janet Waterhouse permalink

    Sometimes during a build when there are queries about the practical aspects of the build design, the client can be left feeling isolated as the builder and the architect take their own positions. When alterations have to be made to the design, the consequent additional cost is borne by the client as the architect will not accept responsibility for the need for the change – there should be more accountability and guidance for the client when design errors are made.

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