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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 2020 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 2020, in order to meet the 2019 to 2021 strategic objectives.  

You can view the 2020 Business Plan in full here.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we have reviewed the current business plan and re-prioritised our activities to maintain our statutory functions.

We have added work streams relating to Fire and Life Safety and Climate change and sustainability.  We will report against this revised business plan at the end of the year, and re-prioritised activities will feature in the next cycle of the business plan.

Previous versions of the Business Plan

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

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