The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has commissioned a significant survey to monitor the employment and business trends affecting the architectural profession throughout the period of economic downturn.
Launched as part of a suite of recession-focused initiatives, the RIBA Futures Survey will be completed monthly by a sample representing a cross-section of members.
The survey is focused on areas that members may face potential difficulties in including workload, staff levels and work in specific sectors.
Monthly results will be independently analysed in order to identify the employment and business trends affecting the profession, and to help identify implications for the profession and inform further RIBA activities.
The RIBA Future Trends survey was devised by the RIBA Research and Development and Practice Departments.
It is run in collaboration with the Fees Bureau, who will conduct the survey and analyse the data.
"The current economic situation has presented considerable challenges for the profession, but the RIBA is firmly committed to helping architects during these uncertain times," said Adrian Dobson, RIBA Director of Practice.
"The Future Trends survey is primarily intended to gather knowledge and act as an indicator of both the current situation and potential future issues facing our members, enabling the Institute to respond quickly and effectively to any trends it may identify."
To participate in the RIBA Future Trends survey, contact: 020 7307 3749 or email practice at inst.riba.org.