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How do I use an architect?

Some of the most frequently asked questions about finding, appointing and working with an architect.

Unless your project is very simple, it makes sense to ask an architect for advice before you start.

The Questions and Answers document below will tell you how to decide whether you need an architect, how to pick the right one for your project and what's involved.

If you have any queries, the RIBA Client Services team will be happy to help. Contact us on +44(0)20 7307 3700 or email

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