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Arcadis is awarded Chartered Practice status by RIBA

Arcadis is awarded Chartered Practice status by RIBA

 July 13, 2021

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded Arcadis ‘Chartered Practice’ status, recognising quality, ethics and best practice.

The Arcadis Buildings Design practice was launched in 2019 and now has 100 colleagues spanning architecture, interior design, mechanical, electrical, public health, and structural engineering. These multidisciplinary design experts span multiple and diverse sectors.

A rapidly growing portfolio

Since its formation, the Practice’s client and project portfolio has grown exponentially:

  • Financial Institutions: Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC Bank, NatWest Bank, and TSB Bank. 
  • Workplace: Canada Square, The Government Property Agency, Reckitt Benckisr Group.
  • Retail: Tesco and Costa Coffee.
  • Manufacturing & Technology: Arcadis designs critical facilities for several confidential technology clients and distributors.
  • Transport Hubs: Transport for Wales, Transport for London, Network Rail, and BAE Systems.
  • Public Sector and Health: Department for Education, Education and Skills Funding Agency, and Leeds Teaching Hospital. Also, Councils including Waltham Forest, Leicester, and Wakefield. 

“We are very proud to have been awarded the RIBA Chartership, which recognises Arcadis’ commitment to quality, health & safety, sustainability, equality, diversity and inclusion. The chartership reassures our clients with an independent and external kite mark on the high standards of our work, and it recognises the talented people who work with us, and their continued commitment to service excellence," says Christine Dryden, LLP Partner and Arcadis Design Practice Lead.

“The RIBA Chartership will support our mission for future growth of the Practice, opening doors with new and existing clients," adds Ben Harries, Technical Director, and Design Practice Pursuit Lead at Arcadis.

Better places, stronger communities and sustainable environments


RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. The focus to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities, and a sustainable environment; being inclusive, ethical, environmentally aware and collaborative to drive excellence across the industry.

To be chartered by RIBA means meeting a series of strict requirements that ensure the practice is committed to being the best:

  • lead and support the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • attract and retain the best and most diverse talent.
  • provide access to education, knowledge and skills.
  • engage with the challenges and opportunities of a changing world.
  • facilitate collaboration, research and innovation in practice.

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It’s a place where you can shape your future, where you have the opportunity to transform your world.

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