RIBA reports a surge in confidence and headcount for UK architects


The good news keeps on coming for the UK’s architects. Following a number of reports of increased activity in the sector earlier in the year, the latest RIBA Future Trends survey reports that architects are increasingly confident about their future workloads. The Index used by RIBA to measure confidence rose by four points in September to +26. The number represents the difference between those expecting an increase in work and those expecting  decrease. Encouragingly, the increase in confidence was seen across all of the sectors surveyed and in every part of the UK. The survey also recorded an increase in headcount in architectural practices as firms gear up to meet the demands of their increased order book.