Based on our experience, Architect in the Hoose is a fantastic opportunity. Even quite straightforward projects like ours can seem daunting and the architecture profession a little inaccessible to people, like us, who have never undertaken a project. This bridges the gap.Magnus Gardham, Architect in the Hoose 2015 Client
The “Architect in the Hoose” initiative gave us the courage to make the first contact with an architect to get the ball rolling. I think it’s a fabulous idea!Saskia Yates, Architect in the Hoose 2015 Client
The ABS has helped my young daughter too – she says she feels like we have an angel of a fairy godmother watching over us.Michelle
The scheme is very simple and all contributions go to charity – architects across Scotland are offering hour-long consultations to the public in return for a £30 donation (a bargain!) to the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS). The ABS helps people of all ages who have experienced redundancy, illness, accident or bereavement. One in six of those cared for is under the age of 35, and half of those helped by the Society are below retirement age.
Registration for 2016 is now open AND to mark the year long, Scotland wide Festival of Architecture, the Scottish Government designated year of Architecture, Design and Innovation, and to celebrate the RIAS’ Centenary year, we will be running the scheme throughout 2016!
To participate, simply download the application form, fill it in and send it back to us.
If you're an architect, you can sign-up to the scheme by downloading the architect's form.
Following the finishing of Shelter’s excellent ‘Architect in the House’ scheme, the RIAS ‘Architect in the Hoose’ is a wonderful – and equally benevolent – replacement. We were matched with a client wishing to get some initial ideas for the refurbishment of a traditional cottage, which has turned into a great project with an enthusiastic client. This type of mutually beneficial scheme is great for small, new practices like us.Sam Foster, Sam Foster Architects