Guest speaker, Elaine Stowell, from the Architects Registration Board, presents the routes to qualifying as an architect to BA (Hons) Architecture students.

The ARB are an independent, public interest body, established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the architects’ profession in the UK. Their work regulates architects and ensures that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.

Their duties are contained in the 1997 Architects Act, and cover six main areas:

• Prescribing – or ‘recognising’ – the qualifications needed to become an architect
• Keeping the UK Register of Architects
• Ensuring that architects meet our standards for conduct and practice
• Investigating complaints about an architect’s conduct or competence
• Making sure that only people on our Register offer their services as an architect.
• Act as the UK’s Competent Authority for architects

This talk gives students first-hand insight into the Architecture industry.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1).