Working with an Architect


Ian Banks is an RIBA Chartered architect with theRoyal Institute of British Architects  (RIBA), and is registered with Architects Registration Board (ARB), the statutory regulator of UK architects.

Under the Architects Act 1997 only those registered with ARB are authorised legally to use of the name, style or title of “architect” in connection with their business or a professional practice. Ian is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), and currently one of only 250 nationally-appointed Built Environment Experts acting for Design Council Cabe.

The RIBA champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and it’s members.The RIBA stress the following key advantages to working with a Chartered Architect on your

“When you appoint an RIBA Chartered architect you are employing someone who has undertaken seven years of training – no other building professional is trained in design and construction to such a level of expertise. An architect will help you achieve your aspirations and vision, and add value to your project through good design and sound construction management. An architect may well be the best investment you ever make”.

For more information from the RIBA website, click on the page:

Working with an Architect .

For information on domestic projects specifically, please download the RIBA booklet:

Working with an Architect for your Home

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