A Quick Guide To The Architects Registration Board Code Of Conduct

Like all professions, architects are robustly regulated. The Architects Act 1997, section 13 provides that the Architects Registration Board (ARB) must issue a Code setting out the professional standards and conduct expected of a person registered as an architect. This is to protect clients’ interests and ensure the public has confidence in the profession. The latest version of the Architects Code: Standards of Professional Conduct and Practice (the Code) came into force on 1 January 2017. The introduction states: “Any […]

Proposal To Allow ARB To Test The Competence Of Architects

In November 2020, the Government launched a consultation on plans to amend the Architects Act 1997 (AA 1997) to allow the Architects Registration Board (ARB) to regularly examine architects and remove practitioners that do not meet required standards. This follows the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building safety. In her final report, she proposed : “Government and the Architects Registration Board, working with partners, should consider current and future competence levels of those architects on the […]