If you need to understand about engaging the services of an architect, this updated RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up-to-date regarding legislation, it sets out everything you need to be aware of, for a large or small domestic project. The right architect can bring considerable added value to the success of your project. This guide talks you through all aspects of your project and what you should expect from your architect at each stage - including formal appointment mechanisms, calculating fees and project management responsibilities. Aimed at domestic clients, both for large or small projects, and especially those who have never carried out this role before, this guide offers a quick and easy overview of the value, mechanisms and context of appointing your architect.
Nigel Ostime is the Product Delivery Director at Hawkins\Brown. He has 25 years' experience as an architect, leading practices and project teams and designing buildings in a wide range of sectors, working with clients and managing client accounts and is the chair of the RIBA Client Liaison Group.
Introduction 1. Do I Need An Architect? 2. What Services Can An Architect Provide? 3. How Do Architects Charge Their Fees? 4. The Architect's Appointment 5. Other Consultants 6. The Project Process 7. Other Practical Considerations 8. RIBA Chartered Practices and the RIBA Code of Conduct 9. RIBA Find an Architect and Client Referrals Service 10. RIBA Competitions 11. RIBA Client Advisers 12. Managing Disputes 13. Client Checklist Further Reading