This book is a series of curated essays by high-profile architecture and design leaders and educators on the topic of professionalism. The book first sets out the current agenda - defining professionalism for the architecture sector - before moving on to focus on delivering the increased professional skills curriculum content within architecture schools as set by the RIBA. With an introduction and conclusion by the Editors, this book explores what contemporary professionalism within architecture is, and its future, encouraging the current and future profession to address professionalism across the industry.  

chapter 1|4 pages

Visible and invisible diversities

Why our profession needs to be holistically inclusive
ByYemi Aladerun

chapter 2|4 pages

Live project/designbuild education

Creating new connections between universities, communities and contemporary professionalism
ByJane Anderson

chapter 3|4 pages

Next generation architects - professionalism +

Qualities of the professional beyond ARB/RIBA codes in ever-changing contexts
ByAlbena Atanassova

chapter 4|4 pages

Holding onto ethics

Professionalism at the heart of practice
ByIrena Bauman

chapter 5|4 pages

Employee ownership - a model for practice

A journey towards shared professional values
ByDenise Bennetts

chapter 6|4 pages

Augmentation or elimination

Potentials and pitfalls of big data in the second machine age
ByPhillip G. Bernstein

chapter 7|4 pages

Architects and responsibility

Education and the profession must re-engage
ByStephen Best

chapter 8|4 pages

Shaping the city on a mega scale

The architect’s responsibility to influence the design and construction of major infrastructure projects
ByHarbinder Singh Birdi

chapter 9|4 pages

Making money, professionally

Why do you go to work each day? Be honest with yourself…
ByChris Boyce

chapter 10|3 pages

On the journey of promoting professionalism

The positive influence of dyslexia
ByDarren Bray

chapter 11|4 pages

Small is powerful

Small practices face challenges, but can be nimble, creative and professional
ByChris Bryant, Jane Duncan

chapter 12|4 pages

Leading, managing and mentoring

Unlocking the potential within the profession and sharing it
ByCaroline Buckingham, Karen Mosley

chapter 13|4 pages

Professional liability claims

Architects need more than passion and excellence for commercial viability
ByJames Burgoyne

chapter 14|4 pages

Embedding the PhD

Using high-level investigation to boost interaction between practice and schools of architecture
ByMark Burry

chapter 15|4 pages

The impacts of procurement on outcome

The critical need for a restoration of the on-site role of professionals in protecting the quality and safety of construction
ByJohn Cole

chapter 16|4 pages

The pursuit of quality

How architects must reclaim their place at the heart of the building process
ByRussell Curtis

chapter 17|4 pages

The new architectural ‘profession’

A new education and a new horizon
ByPeggy Deamer

chapter 18|4 pages

Redefining the profession

Working together to build a shared body of knowledge
ByBenjamin Derbyshire

chapter 19|4 pages

What are architects for?

Design technology and the future of professionalism
ByRandy Deutsch

chapter 20|4 pages

Practising on the wild west coast

How an entrepreneurial mind-set offers shelter in an extreme environment
ByAlan Dickson, Gill Smith

chapter 21|4 pages

Joy then disaster

A convergence of tragedies
ByAdrian Dobson, David Gloster

chapter 22|4 pages


Thoughts on emerging into a world of professionalism
ByBiba Dow, Alun Jones

chapter 23|4 pages

Professional behaviours

Being a professional, being professional
ByAlex Ely

chapter 24|4 pages


Why we must address compartmentalisation and a deficit in overall leadership and accountability
ByJonathan Falkingham

chapter 25|4 pages

Architects as public-health professionals

Community-centred design as a form of practice
ByThomas Fisher

chapter 26|4 pages

Breaking good

A note on the ethics and professionalism in the work of Charles and Ray Eames
ByDaniel S. Friedman

chapter 27|4 pages

Professional diversity and specialism

New education structures at the Bartlett, UCL
ByStephen Gage, Sara Shafiei

chapter 28|4 pages

The apprentice professional

Why do we need apprentices in architecture and what difference will it make?
ByPeter Garstecki, Helen Taylor

chapter 29|4 pages

Once an architect, always an architect…

Professionalism – consistency across role diversity
ByRoss Gates

chapter 30|4 pages

Time for diversity

Architectural education needs to get real
ByGordon Gibb

chapter 31|4 pages

The business of architecture

and making it work…
ByChristopher Hampson

chapter 32|4 pages

Professional identities

Creating professionalism for an uncertain future
ByNick Hayhurst

chapter 33|4 pages

The value of sustainable design to the profession

Design validation and collaboration to create relevant architecture
ByAidan Hoggard, Sofie Pelsmakers

chapter 34|4 pages

Embedding professionalism in architectural education

Inquiry, reflection and judgment throughout professional development
ByPeter Holgate, Paul Jones

chapter 35|4 pages

Mentoring the future profession

Supporting the transition from student to professional
ByZoe Hooton

chapter 36|3 pages

Accelerated change

The future for architects entering the profession
ByDel Hossain

chapter 37|4 pages


Professionalism beyond borders
ByDavid Howarth

chapter 38|4 pages

Architecture is in breach of the social contract

Are architects sufficiently engaged in serving society to justify our exclusive right to this knowledge?
ByRory Hyde

chapter 39|4 pages

Marketing and architects

Bringing a meaningful dimension to business and marketing in architecture
ByPaul S. Iddon

chapter 40|4 pages

Architecturing our future

New capabilities, tools, processes and ethical positions
ByIndy Johar

chapter 41|4 pages

Professionalism and automation

How architects can add value in an increasingly automated world
ByJaimie Johnston

chapter 42|4 pages

Civic architecture

Ethical professionalism and practical wisdom
ByPatrick Lynch

chapter 43|4 pages

Developing a professional business

Be creative, build strong relationships, inspire social change and invest in the next generation
ByChithra Marsh

chapter 44|3 pages

Prudent practice

Professionalism and risk management
ByJulia McLoughlin

chapter 45|4 pages

Why engaging with procurement is fundamental

Unlocking capacity and talent to deliver better quality and sustainability
ByWalter Menteth

chapter 46|4 pages

From idea to realisation

The process of collaboration and cooperation
ByGordon Murray

chapter 47|4 pages

Can we afford not to collaborate?

Towards a new professionalism
ByRobin Nicholson

chapter 48|4 pages

Theory and profession

The need for frameworks connecting the profession, academia and society
ByFredrik Nilsson

chapter 49|4 pages

Encouraging the profession

Embedding professional behaviours within graduates
ByFemi Oresanya

chapter 50|4 pages

Clients want professionalism

Findings from research by the RIBA’s Client Liaison Group
ByNigel Ostime

chapter 51|4 pages

Becoming professional

The significance of architecture education for students and early-career professionals
ByAbigail Patel

chapter 52|4 pages

Why ‘professional’ ethics?

A strong awareness of consequences with commitment to evidence, honesty, learning and sharing
BySunand Prasad

chapter 53|4 pages

Artificial intelligence and professionalism

Potential impact and adaptation to current and future challenges
ByMike Ryan, Sam Bland

chapter 54|4 pages

Three pillars of professionalism

Knowledge, ethics and professional judgment
ByFlora Samuel

chapter 55|4 pages

Preparation for practice

Equipping students for life beyond graduation
ByKevin W. Singh

chapter 56|4 pages

A manifesto for academia with practice

New models of teaching practice at the London School of Architecture
ByJames Soane

chapter 57|4 pages

Architecture’s ethical function

In defence of the architect’s profession
ByAlexandra Stara

chapter 58|4 pages

Building performance evaluation

How determining actual project performance articulates our value
ByFionn Stevenson

chapter 59|4 pages

Professionalism across boundaries

Achieving success in multidisciplinary teams
ByPeter Trebilcock

chapter 60|4 pages

Architecture live projects

Learning that delivers professionalism
BySimon Warren

chapter 61|4 pages

Linger longer

Effective and flexible early user consultation and strategic briefing
ByPierre Wassenaar

chapter 62|5 pages

Professional practice revisited

A personal perspective
ByJohn Worthington

chapter 63|4 pages

Status and statutes

Defining professionalism in the context of architectural regulation
ByAlex Wright