What does it mean to use a RIBA chartered architect?

If you’re searching for the best architect in Dorset, make sure you choose a firm that is an official RIBA chartered practice. Why? Read on to discover why using a chartered practice will ensure your project is the very best it can be.

What is RIBA?

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a world-renowned professional body that was founded for the advancement of architecture. Their aim is to ‘deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment’ and to drive excellence across the industry. To be chartered by them means meeting a series of strict requirements that ensure the practice is committed to being the best.

RIBA chartered architects are committed to excellence

Being a RIBA chartered practice demonstrates your chosen architect firm is committed to delivering the highest standard of work, professionalism and ethics. This means you can be sure your project will feature imaginative design, will be managed by a competent team to keep it running smoothly and be built in the most sustainable way possible.

They’ve undergone rigorous testing

Only architects that continue to meet a number of strict eligibility criteria can register as a RIBA chartered practice. The criteria they need to meet includes:

  • An effective quality management system
  • Comprehensive health and safety policies
  • Following a code of practice
  • Employing the necessary number of chartered architects
  • The appropriate professional indemnity insurance

So, when you choose a RIBA chartered practice, just like David James Architects, you’ll be partnering with a firm that has continually proven its commitment to professionalism.

Get more value out of your project

As RIBA chartered practices are the best architect firms, they attract the very best architects to work for them. So, when you choose to partner with a chartered architect, you’ll benefit from their years of experience and unrivalled expertise that will ensure you get the most value out of your project. Whether designing your dream home, renovating an existing property or building a complex of luxury apartments, your architects will create something truly unique that maximises the project’s potential.

Renowned throughout the industry for their award-winning projects, David James Architects is the leading RIBA chartered architect practice in Dorset and provides a range of architectural services for both private and commercial clients.

To learn more about what it means to work with a RIBA chartered architect, or to discuss your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 01202 755633.