Architect demand across the UK is so high that over 1,000 new architects need to be found every year to keep up, according to a recent report.
The CITB, the construction training board, directed an industry insights study, which revealed that 47,760 architects were needed by 2020 to supply the anticipated increase in output.
The study calculated that there are presently 43,340 architects employed in the UK, which means that 1,105 new professionals will be needed every year to make up for the deficit.
The figures suggest that the CITB study is employing a broader definition of ‘architect’ than the Architects’ Registration Board, which has confirmed that 38,783 individuals paid the required fees to work as registered architects in the UK this year. This amount is the largest number of registrants ever.