ARB Annual Report 2013
Foreword from the Chair and Interim Registrar and Chief Executive
Welcome to the Architects Registration Board’s 2013 Annual Report. 2013 has seen a number of developments affecting the ARB with applications for registration increasing, set against a background of ongoing government commitment to effective regulation and changes to key EU legislation.
Within this context, we have continued to deliver consistently well against our key objectives -maintaining an accurate Register and raising awareness of that Register as well as maintaining standards within the profession for the benefit of the public and architects alike. In delivering our objectives, we have sought to ensure we operate in line with the five principles of good regulation. These principles are that any regulation should be transparent, accountable, proportionate, consistent and targeted where action is needed.