Hot off the press, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has released the report, The Future for Architects?, which is the culmination of a year’s research into the future landscape of architectural practice.
This study sets out to explore the future role of architects, asking: who will design our buildings in 2025; what roles will those trained in architecture be doing then and how will architectural practice have changed as a result?
"I think the entire range of middle sized practices from about 25-150 people will be gone, and we'll end up with two very distinct types of practive at each end of the market," said a Global consultancy chief executive.
Through a series of one-to-one interviews and round table sessions it aims to examine the breadth of those who shape the built environment: including traditional architects and those working in expanded fields of practice, as well as clients, consultants and contractors. The resulting speculations should be an opportunity for discussion and interrogation- an exploration of the imminent changes likely to affect the industry over the next 15 years.
"The problem is the separation between what architects want to do and the reality of the marketplace," said a Global consultancy client advisor.
To learn more about the project, and to download the report click here.