RIBA Plan of Work


Membership of the RIBA is recognised the world over as a symbol of professional excellence among both clients and architects. Founded in 1834, and awarded its Royal Charter in 1837, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the UK charter body for architecture. Its mission is to advance architecture by demonstrating benefit to society and promoting excellence in the profession.

The RIBA publish guidelines in the appointment of an Architect and publishes standard appointment documentation, these are know as the Standard Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect.

The RIBA Plan of Work sets the industry standard for structuring a development project. The RIBA Plan of Work includes an online interactive model that may be downloaded and modified to suit the unique requirements of a particular project.

More information on the plan of work can be found on the RIBA website by CLICKING HERE.

A minor complication is that the Architects Appointment or Standard Form of Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect references the previous edition of the Plan of Work, the former addition is structured quite differently. Below we summarise how the current and former Plans compare as a quick reference in order that projects can be properly tracked during the transitional period.