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.
Western Design Architects follow all of these criteria.
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