The Turf House, Isle of Skye – Rural Design

© Nigel Rigden

RIAS Services for the Public

Imagination, value for money and freedom from worry are just some of the reasons why using a chartered architect makes sense.
Robin Webster OBE PRIAS, President, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

Choosing an Architect

Whatever the size of your building project, it makes sense to consult a professional. Architects offer unrivalled training and experience in the design and construction of buildings. Architects provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings. Adept at identifying the aspirations and needs of their clients, architects will bring their special skills, knowledge and experience to a project.

The RIAS has produced a guide to help you through the process of commissioning an architect. You can download it or view the online version.

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Find an architect

The RIAS Directory of Architectural Practices provides information on Scotland’s architects and the many projects they have worked on, from housing extensions to multi-million pound developments.

Beach House - Dualchas Architects

© Andrew Lee

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Be inspired…

View recent architectural projects in Scotland and the architects who produced them. There are a wide range of projects, from housing extensions to multi-million pound developments, that show the incredible skill and talent of the architectural profession in Scotland.

An Cridhe, Isle of Coll - Anderson Bell Christie

© Andrew Lee

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The scheme is very simple and all contributions go to charity – architects across Scotland are offering hour-long consultations to the public in return for a £45 donation (a bargain!) to the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS). The ABS helps people of all ages who have experienced redundancy, illness, accident or bereavement. One in six of those cared for is under the age of 35, and half of those helped by the Society are below retirement age.

The Hen House, Fiscavaig - Rural Design

© Andrew Lee

Additional Services from the RIAS

The RIAS offers a wide range of services to help members of the public, businesses and organisations to design and procure buildings. Visit the links to get more information.

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