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:
- Continuing professional development
- Projects and exhibitions
- Public engagement and education
- Policy campaigns
- Professional networks and cultivation events
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London W1B 1AD
Public information line: 020 7307 3882
For RIBA London events and projects:
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News from RIBA London
Click on the stories below from the London region at the RIBA.
Start planning your trail of Open Studios (West) to visit Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 June.
As part of the White-collar Tales Film Nights in partnership with RIBA London and Disegno magazine, this is a screening of Mike Judge's Office Space, a 1999 comedy.
Student mentoring launches in London
Start planning your trail of Open Studios (North) to visit Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 June.
Join us at a free seminar in Oxford, London or Gateshead to find out more about the recent legislation on workplace pensions and how the RIBA can help.
Open Studios (East) only a week away. Start planning your trail of Open Studios to visit Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 June.
38 winning projects from across the capital have been bestowed London's top architecture accolade at the 2015 RIBA London Awards, the capital's biggest celebration architecture and architects.
Watch screenings of cult 'workplace set' classics in the illustrious setting of RIBA's 66 Portland Place.
Further information and tickets can be found at www.architecture.com/londonfestivalofarchitecture
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: email@example.com
- 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