The RIBA's London Region represents some 12,000 members and over 1,000 chartered practices in the capital. London is one of the world's more open and international cities, with perhaps the highest concentration of design talent found anywhere in the world. It's that concentration of talent, exchange of ideas and constant innovation that make London such an exciting and vibrant place to work in the field of architecture.
As well as our extensive public-facing programme, we also work closely with all our members - from students to starchitects - to provide support, development and training to help them maintain their global reputation.
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News from RIBA London
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RIBA London has today announced the line-up of architects exhibiting on the RIBA stand at MIPIM, Europe's largest property and investment trade show, which runs from 10 to 13 March 2015.
For the next Social, on 5 February, we'll be teaming up with Aestheticodes. Aestheticodes is a start up design technology consultancy, which grew out of a research collaboration between designers and computer scientists. Their 'artcode' has all of …
You are invited to join us for Christmas drinks, nibbles, music and more at Bert & May's Warehouse space.
1914 Now. Four perspectives on fashion curation is a film installation and collaboration between fashion curators and filmmakers inspired by Rem Koolhaas's brief to the national pavilions in the Giardini of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Student mentoring launches in London
Join us at one of our free seminars to find out more about the recent legislation on workplace pensions and how the RIBA can help.
RIBA London returns to designjunction this September and will be hosting various free events. You are invited to join us at the Architect's Breakfast, taking place at various times on Thursday 18 September 2014.
Design-a-Tile competitionAs a special collaboration for The Social, Bert & May are offering a unique opportunity to create a brand new encaustic tile design to be included in their S/S 2015 tile collection. Open to RIBA members and The Social, this o…
For 25 years MIPIM has been the leading real estate event for property professionals. Taking place in Cannes each March, MIPIM attracts thousands of attendees from all over the world. For architects it has become the definitive place to network and …
Structure / Membership
RIBA London is run and administered by a regional team based at Portland Place and is governed by the RIBA London Council. The Council is made up of: Chair, Chair Elect, elected London regional representatives and RIBA London branch chairs/officers. The Council meets four times a year.
The membership body for the capital city is the largest in the RIBA and is made up of 12,387 members. Of these there are:
- 7,006 chartered
- 288 graduates
- 4,736 students
- 274 affiliates
- 157 honorary members
There are a total of 1,665 practices:
- 1,023 are chartered, of which 315 are multidisciplinary
- 248 are one-person practices
- 352 practices have between two and five staff members
- 117 practices have over 30 staff members
- 30% of members are women and the average age of our membership is 40
RIBA London Council
The RIBA London Council is supported by sub-groups and networks with distinct areas of expertise and focus. Their function is to advise on projects, offer ideas for development and respond to public affairs issues.
- Chair: Chris Hampson / Past Chair: Paola Boffo
- Regionally elected National Council members: Russell Curtis, Shahriar Nasser, Peter Oborn, Owen O'Carroll, Vinesh Pomal, Meryl Townley, Carl Turner, Edward Williams
- Co-opted members: Nick Lyons (The Social), Walter Menteth, Alex Scott-Whitby
- Representatives from the ten London branches
The RIBA London region is comprised of ten branches. A branch is typically made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members who take on various roles and tasks. The wider London membership may attend events and activities arranged by their branch according to where they live or work. Notice of these local activities appear in the RIBA London e-bulletin or may come through direct email.
All branches have their own identity depending on the boroughs they cover and interests of active members. A representative of each branch, normally the Chair, also sits on London Regional Council. Collectively the branches are keen to engage with students and most visit schools of architecture to award prizes. The London office then co-ordinates a presentation evening at RIBA HQ for all the winning students and their tutors. Branches may also attend and represent the profession at secondary schools’ careers events.
As part of a national system, our London branches can apply to the RIBA’s Local Initiative Fund (LIF) to implement specific events and projects – often for activity during times such as London Festival of Architecture. Branches may also seek other partners, support and sponsorship to realise their aims. London reps attend the Local Members’ Forum organised nationally where they meet other branches and celebrate the work led by RIBA members.
If you would like to find out more please contact the regional office: email@example.com
- Camden Architects Forum (CAF): Mojgan Green
- Croydon, Sutton & Bromley (CSB): Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin
- Cities of London & Westminster (CLAWSA): Mark Janko
- East London Architects (ELA): Eva Aftab
- NE Thames Architectural Society (NETAS): David Berridge
- NW London Society of Architects (NWLSA): Vinesh Pomal
- Richmond, Kingston & Merton (RKM): Robin Arthur
- SE London Society of Architects (SELSA): Malachy McAleer (Malcolm Cook attends London Regional Council)
- S London Society of Architects (SLSA): Debbie Flevotomou
- W London Society of Architects (WLAS): Allan Baird