Brexit is already having a negative impact on the British architecture sector with a growing number of projects being slowed down and even cancelled.
The majority of architects from the EU are also considering leaving the country.
This dire warning appeared in a new report from RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects), which revealed the extent of the uncertainty in the UK construction industry.
The report, entitled Global by Design 2018, is the second annual result from the most in-depth survey of architect opinions on Brexit. It provides insights into the main trends, priorities, and concerns facing the profession.
This year the report also reveals concerns about the ongoing lack of clarity on the future relationship between the UK and the EU as well as government support for architecture recruitment. It calls for a post-referendum immigration system that enables UK businesses to access talent from the EU and a mutual recognition of professional architect qualifications with the EU as well as markets such as Canada, Australia, and the USA.
Ben Derbyshire, president of RIBA, said that the survey results reveal growing uncertainty in the profession. He recommended urgent action if Britain is to prevent a talent exodus and crisis in architecture recruitment.