Join RIBA East at The Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, at 17:30-20:15 on 28 June to hear the findings from the RIBA Client Liaison Group’s ground-breaking ‘Working with Architects’ survey and debate critical issues in the client-architect relationship.
What should clients do to get the most from their architects? In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, how can architects reassure clients? How should architects communicate the value they add? Is it important for architects to follow up post-completion? How should contractor-clients and architects work together?
Architect and client speakers will take quick-fire turns to sketch out what they need from each other and how they could improve their relationship for a better, more viable, sustainable, resilient, and fit-for-purpose built environment. Audience members will be invited to engage in the debate from the floor.
Nigel Ostime of Hawkins\Brown Architects and Chair of the Client Liaison Group said, “This entertaining format is designed to get you thinking about your work practices by putting yourself in others’ shoes. Ultimately, it is part of a bigger effort to improve effectiveness, collaboration, efficiency, productivity, and, of course, outcomes in the construction industry.”
The debate is sponsored by Ibstock in association with Constructing Excellence and organised by the RIBA Client Liaison Group, whose market intelligence research helps architects to adapt to construction clients’ changing needs.