The RIBA was founded in 1834 for ‘…the general advancement of Civil Architecture, and for promoting and facilitating the acquirement of the knowledge of the various arts and sciences connected therewith…’
They do not receive any government funding but rely on their 40,000 members, sponsors and charitable trading operations to make their work possible. The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. They provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members – in the UK and overseas – at the peak of their profession.
With government, they work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.
ARB was established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the architects’ profession in the UK. They 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..
Their duties are contained in the 1997 Architects Act, and cover six main areas:
Prescribing – or ‘recognising’ - the qualifications needed to become an architect
Keeping the UK Register of Architects
Ensuring that architects meet our standards for conduct and practice
Investigating complaints about an architect’s conduct or competence
Making sure that only people on our Register offer their services as an architect.
Act as the UK’s Competent Authority for architects
SMAS is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement, SSIP. This is an industry recognised standard in multiple industries, including construction, Facilities Management & Engineering companies across the UK.
Holding a valid SSiP certificate means that you apply with all SSiP core regulations. These core criteria describe what it means for a construction business to comply with basic health and safety law. The Core Criteria were published by HSE in Appendix 4 of the CDM 2007 Approved Code of Practice. With the new CDM 2015 Regulations, there is no immediate publication of an Approved Code of Practice, and the SSIP Forum have agreed to adopt the Core Criteria to become part of the SSIP Terms of Reference.
CQMS Limited is a Registered Member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP) and is dedicated to promoting higher health and safety standards within industry. Membership to their Safety-Scheme ensures companies are assessed in accordance with the SSIP Core Criteria, meaning you are always up to date with the lastest health and safety obligations.
As a RIBA Chartered Practice, STEN Architecture can offer all services associated with residential, commercial and mixed use developments ranging from concepts through to site supervision. Our philosophy is to create commercially successful developments within a framework of design flair, passion and professionalism.
We are a modern, forward thinking practice that prides itself on strong client relationships, expertise and knowledge gained during each team members 15 years experience in the industry. STEN Architecture has the experience and commitment to deliver a comprehensive architectural and masterplanning service.
Our highly motivated team of experts is also responsive and open-minded when collaborating with planners and consultants throughout the design process to ensure your project is functional, efficient, and cost-effective.