Welcome to the Architects Register

The Architects Register is the definitive record of all UK architects. If someone is not on the Register, they are not an architect – it’s as simple as that.

The Architects Act

The title “architect” is protected by law in the UK. Under Section 20 of the Architects Act 1997 it can only be used by people who have the appropriate education, training and experience needed to join the Register and become an architect. Once registered, an architect must hold appropriate insurance and adhere to the standards set out in the Architects Code.

It is quick and easy to check the Register to confirm whether someone is a genuine architect. By checking the Register before commissioning services, you can make an informed choice about who to hire for your project.

Next steps

Our Further Information page provides support for your next steps, such as how to prepare for you first meeting with your architect. If you can’t find someone on the Register and think they may be misusing the title, you can report it to us and we will investigate.

The Architects Register is maintained by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the UK’s statutory regulator of architects. For more on our work to protect the public and support architects through regulation, you can visit our website.