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ARB’s primary purpose is to deliver the Architects Act 1997 and has identified two objectives from the Act which underpin that core work:

  • Protect the users and potential users of architects’ services
  • Support architects through regulation
ARB’s Strategic Objectives:

The core work of ARB is to fulfil its statutory obligations under the Architects Act but in addition to that core work, the Board has identified four strategic objectives, deliverable over a three year period (2019 to 2021) which are:

  • Organisational Excellence
  • Planning for an effective exit from the European Union
  • Fit for purpose Register of Architects
  • Strong Relationships

You can view ARBs three year strategic plan in full here.

Business Plan:

The Board’s Business Plan for 2021 has been divided into sections relating to each of the above strategic objectives.  Each section on the Business Plan sets out the actions that must be undertaken in 2021, in order to meet the 2019 to 2021 strategic objectives.

You can view the 2021 Business Plan in full here.

Previous versions of the Business Plan

2020 |2019 | 2017/2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Annual Report and Financial Statements:

The Annual Report details ARB’s work in maintaining the register, managing complaints about architects, and recognising qualifications so that new architects can join the register. It also details progress against ARB’s ambitious agenda and publishes statistics about the demographics of the profession in the UK.

You can view an overview of the report as well as the report and financial statements for 2020 in full here.

Previous Annual Reports

Previous annual reports can be found here.