Working with an Architect

An architect will help you make your aspirations a reality. Working with a conservation accredited architect will ensure your historic building is suitably conserved or appropriately modified. They can also advise on the management and maintenance of the building and guide you through the planning and listed building consent process. 

Using the AABC register, it is recommended that you speak to a number of architects and look at their completed projects on their websites. This will help you choose someone whose experience reflects the type of work you have in mind. Most architects will be happy to meet and discuss your project in more detail to accurately quote for the work you require. Search our register here.

The AABC can not guarantee an individual's appropriateness for a specific commission. Clients should consider several factors when appointing an architect. You may find the advice offered by the ARB helpful Before Hiring an Architect. The AABC accredits architects in good faith based on information on past experience submitted by applicants.

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Finding an architect on our register is simple. Click the link below to locate a skilled professional in your area who will gladly address any inquiries regarding your upcoming project. Whether you're embarking on a historic restoration, adaptive reuse endeavour, or modern conservation project, our registered architects are here to assist you every step of the way.

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Nothing but praise

“We have engaged our AABC architect to supervise major restoration works and have nothing but praise for the help and advice given.”


“After one particular and unfortunate experience with our Grade 1 listed building we would now not consider appointing any architect not on the AABC Register.”


“Impressed by exemplary conservation practice and familiarity with current technological advances in this field.”

Strong research

“Based on strong research and documentary investigation and sensitive reinterpretation of new work to meet statutory requirements.”