The Architects Act 1997

ARB was established by the Architects Act 1997; our role is to regulate architects in the UK. We are an independent, public interest body and our work in regulating architects ensures that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.

Our sponsoring Government Department is the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). We have a Framework Agreement with the Department which sets out how we will operate in conjunction with one another, including how and when ARB must seek guidance from the DCLG. The Agreement sets out the responsibilities of DCLG, along with the responsibilities of the Board members, the Board’s Chair, the Registrar and the senior staff of ARB.

To read the Agreement please click here.