RIBA Survey Reveals UK Architects Optimistic For the Future

21 November 2010 (Last Updated November 21st, 2010 18:30)

The results of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) future trends survey has revealed an optimistic outlook by UK architects for the first time since February 2010. The number of practices expecting workload levels to decline dropped 6% from 34% in September, to 28% October

The results of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) future trends survey has revealed an optimistic outlook by UK architects for the first time since February 2010.

The number of practices expecting workload levels to decline dropped 6% from 34% in September, to 28% October and 22% of practices expected workload to increase in October, compared with 20% in September, demonstrating a 2% rise.

Levels of underemployment saw an 8% drop, with 27% of architects stating they were underemployed in October, compared with 35% in September.

The private housing and commercial sector demonstrated increases while public sector remains the most uncertain sector, with 39% of architects expecting public work to decline.