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An architect is trained and licensed to plan, design and oversee the construction of buildings. The architect helps develop the project brief, coordinates a team and reviews progress during construction.

It is important to select a fully trained professional architect who can deliver your project to your brief. Draw up a shortlist, describe your project and ask for details of qualifications and experience as well as to see a portfolio of their work.

The success of your project depends on the quality of your brief so ask your architect to help you prepare the final brief. A good working relationship between architect and client is crucial to the success of any project. Check the directories and web sites listed here to find out about the different levels of membership for each professional body, and what this means.

We have only selected professional bodies with rigorous entry requirements and a complaints procedure. Members must adhere to standards and codes of practice.