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Architecture Practices Outside the UK

RIBA Chartered Practices Outside the UK

Chartered Practices outside the UK

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Become a RIBA Chartered Practice

The Royal Institute of British Architects is delighted to announce that for the first time, architects based outside the UK are now able to join the RIBA Chartered Practice accreditation scheme.

RIBA Chartered Practices are the only architectural practices endorsed and promoted by the Royal Institute of British Architects, through commitments to quality assurance, business management and client service.

You can also find out how to apply from within the UK. 

Why join?

The Royal Institute of British Architects is recognised globally as driving excellence in architecture and RIBA Chartered Practice membership will allow your practice to:

Communicate your status as a leader of the highest standards of professional, ethics and best practice in the profession, by:

  • using the RIBA Chartered Practice logo on your website, business cards or drawings
  • promoting your company as a RIBA Chartered Practice
  • using the RIBA logo on proposals, bids and tenders, as well as all your office documents

Continue to drive standards in the profession globally and improve business efficiency by:

  • demonstrating your commitment to the RIBA Chartered Practice accreditation criteria
  • accessing the latest policy standards, guides and templates on:
  • - Quality management

    - Health and safety

    - Environmental management

    - Employment

    - Equality, diversity and inclusion

Shape the development of the RIBA Chartered Practice membership for practices outside of the UK by:

  • providing regular feedback and suggestions on the benefits of being an RIBA Chartered Practice in your region. 

Am I eligible?

To become an RIBA Chartered Practice, your office must meet the following criteria. If registering more than one office, each one will need to demonstrate and declare that:

  • at least one of your full-time principals (Director or Partner) must be a RIBA Chartered Member
  • at least one in 10 of all staff must be a RIBA Chartered Member  and all of your architectural work must be supervised by a RIBA Chartered Member
  • at least one in eight staff employed in your practice must be a registered architect, or an RIBA Associate Member or a RIBA Affiliate Member 
  • your practice must commit to operating policies regarding best practice in: Employment; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Health and Safety; Environmental Management; and Quality Management

Need help?

If you have any questions, or want to know more about how to get involved with the RIBA from outside the UK, contact our dedicated membership team today:

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