ARB was established by Parliament in 1997 to regulate the architects’ profession in the UK. They are an independent, public interest body and their work in regulating architects ensures that good standards within the profession are consistently maintained for the benefit of the public and architects alike.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom, but also internationally, founded for the advancement of architecture under its charter granted in 1837 and Supplemental Charter granted in 1971.

The OA – ‘Ordem dos Arquitectos’ is the Portuguese association created to regulate the architects’ profession in Portugal. Officially created in 1988 his history goes back to 1863 and currently promotes Portuguese architecture both nationally and internationally.