London is one of the world's most open and international cities with perhaps the highest concentration of design talent found anywhere in the world. With some 12,000 members in the capital, the RIBA's London Region represents some of the best creative talent in the world.

As well as our extensive public-facing programme - which promotes the work of our members - we also work closely with our membership to provide them with support, business development opportunities and training to help them maintain their global reputation.

RIBA London promotes excellence in the profession and the value of good design through a diverse body of projects that celebrate achievements, campaigns for quality, develops skills, offers training, furthers education and creates opportunities for those living and working in the capital. Outputs and activities include:

  • Awards
  • Continuing professional development
  • Projects and exhibitions
  • Public engagement and education
  • Policy campaigns 
  • Professional networks and cultivation events

RIBA London
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London W1B 1AD

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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, 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, 315 of which 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 

  • Chair: Chris Hampson
  • Immediate 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:

Branch representatives:

  • Camden Architects Forum (CAF): Mojgan Green
  • Croydon, Sutton & Bromley (CSB): Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin 
  • Cities of London & Westminster (CLAWSA): Gavin Hutchison 
  • 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