chapter  4
12 Pages

Fourteen All The Kings Men and a Few Women

WithJudith Farren-Bradley

How has the fact that architects came together and the use of their collective position affected their relationships with each other, including those who practised architecture but were not registered as architects? This essay will look at how the professional body, in this case the professional institute, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the professional regulatory body formerly the Architects Registration Council of the United Kingdom (ARCUK) and now the Architects Registration Board (ARB), relate to the individual. In particular, how they attempt to accommodate and promote professional autonomy and the cause of the architect singular, whilst devising structures and processes to maintain control over standards and codes of behaviour for the profession plural.