Slap bang in the middle of a huge, historic programme of public investment, the transport sector is dominated by civil engineers. They work to standardised designs, where the desirable focus is on functionality, safety and reliability. However, there is a recognised need for three of the value-adding skills and competencies that architects provide as well.
Through a structured programme of roundtables and one to one interviews, the RIBA has been gathering and sharing feedback from clients as to how architects can improve their services.
We have fed back to the profession through a series of articles in RIBA Journal (https://www.ribaj.com/intelligence/transport-infrastructure-roundtable) and have completed more than 70 one-to-one filmed interviews with clients, which have been published on https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Pro… The findings were summarised in a special report Client and Architect: developing the essential relationship which was launched in September 2015 by Past President Stephen Hodder MBE.