Working with your architect and design team

Now that you’ve hired your architect you need to select the rest of the design team.

We can help you understand what everyone does and at what stage your architect will hire them.

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Your design team

You and your architect will need to hire a:

Building inspector
Principal designer
Quantity surveyor
Services engineer
Structural engineer

Your specialists

You might also need an:

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Helpful hints

The RIBA stages

Most building projects go through the same basic stages.

Your group should understand the RIBA stages, how they fit together, and how long they can take.

Stage 0 – Strategic definition
Stage 1 – Preparation and brief
Stage 2 – Concept design
Stage 3 – Developed design
Stage 4 – Technical design
Stage 6 – Handover and close out
Stage 7 – In use

More about the RIBA stages

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