RIBA Chartered Members, are required to engage in and document a minimum of 35 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually.
They must centre around RIBA’s CPD framework of ten mandatory core curriculum topics, each designed to address the skills essential for architects.
- Architecture for Social Purpose
- Health, Safety, and Wellbeing
- Business, Clients, and Services
- Legal, Regulatory, and Statutory Compliance
- Procurement and Contracts
- Sustainable Architecture
- Inclusive Environments
- Places, Planning, and Communities
- Building Conservation and Heritage
- Design, Construction, and Technology
The CPD can take on a variety of forms, from paid for structured RIBA accredited CPD courses, RIBA CPD roadshows delivered for free by suppliers to informal learning via podcasts like this! (None of the CPD actually has to be CPD or RIBA CPD accredited)
Join us on the Pride Road Architects podcast as we navigate the intricate landscape of RIBA’s CPD core curriculum, providing insights, expert interviews, and valuable tips for architects seeking to thrive in the ever-evolving field of architecture.
In this episode Lisa Raynes and Daniel Leon talk about their experiences in running architectural practices, focusing on challenges, retaining knowledge, and systemising businesses.
“We all need architects to know that magic number of 10.74.” – Daniel Leon
Daniel explores different structures by looking at other industries, while Lisa shares her experience of focusing on domestic residential projects and systemising her practice. Important aspects include keeping an eye on overheads, considering the impact of remote working and AI, and systemising businesses for better management and scalability.
Daniel emphasizes the importance of architects knowing conversion factors, while Lisa highlights the focus of her practice, Pride Road, on domestic residential projects. Both architects discuss the importance of having one person knowledgeable about all aspects of a project for maintaining continuity and quality.
Lisa shares her experience interviewing architects and students, emphasizing the importance of mentoring and support throughout their careers. Lisa plans to grow Pride Road through franchise opportunities and opening up their CPD events to other architects.
Daniel shares his experience setting up a gallery space in their office, fostering connections with the creative community.