The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is starting a new piece of work to find out what consumers and construction industry clients think of architects. A new ‘working with architects’ survey was launched this week by RIBA Immediate Past President, Stephen Hodder MBE and the broadcaster Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live in London.
The survey will monitor attitudes and provide valuable up-to-date market intelligence for RIBA members and the profession as a whole.
It marks a new phase of the ‘RIBA for Clients’ initiative led by the RIBA Client Liaison Group which last year published ‘Client & Architect: developing the essential relationship’ following a series of 11 client roundtables and around 80 one-to-one filmed client interviews. The current programme will engage with a much broader spectrum of clients.
Jane Duncan, RIBA President, said, “I expect the results from this survey to help our profession develop their skills not just to remain relevant, but to continue to provide a significant and valuable leadership role and add creative innovation to the construction industry.”
Stephen Hodder said, “This is a watershed moment for the RIBA. Investing in this kind of market intelligence gives our members the validated information they need to develop their professional service offering for the new era.”
Please follow this link to participate in the survey.