Comment on: RIBA: Architects must adapt or perish
RIBA's Building Futures is a great report, although we think it reflects the changes which are already taking place in the profession, rather than how it will be in 2025. In our own practice, we have been 'thinking out of the architect box' for some time, trying to apply design-style thinking and creativity to the broader issues faced by our clients, so we can work with them in terms of our design to enable them to better manage risks. But we still find that the very fact we are called 'architects' and our company is classified as an 'architectural practice' means we risk being pigeon-holed in terms of client perceptions and they do not always appreciate the scope of what we can deliver. What is the RIBA and ARB going to do to help facilitate architects to undertake broader roles and raise awareness amongst Client bodies that architects are open to all kinds of business?