West Midlands

The West Midlands is a diverse and vibrant region. It sits at the heart of England and covers an area of 12,998 square km, over 80% of which is rural. It covers the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire as well as the metropolitan boroughs. 


The region includes the second largest urban area in the country, covering Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country, as well as some of the most remote countryside in areas like the Welsh Marches. 

The West Midlands is famous as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and historically, employment in the West Midlands was dominated by manufacturing, including such famous brands as Rover, Jaguar, Wedgewood, JCB and Cadburys. 

The West Midlands has a diverse professional population of around 1,400 architects in 400 practices which provide a rich and dynamic resource for the community. 

RIBA West Midlands is committed to delivering services to RIBA members to enable them to work effectively as professionals, and to promote architecture, good design, and public interest in the built environment. 

We do this through: The promotion of the RIBA Awards for architecture which give public recognition to examples of outstanding design. The publication of our monthly email bulletin. Our annual CPD programme, which from 2010 we have run in conjunction with RIBA East Midlands. Our series of member based working groups which work with the regional forum. The network of seven branches across the region, which provide a comprehensive range of exhibitions and presentations open to members and the public, with an impressive range of international speakers and home grown talent to inspire and inform.

RIBA West Midlands
Birmingham & Midland Institute
Margaret Street
Birmingham B3 3SP 
Tel +44 (0)121 233 2321
Email riba.westmidlands@riba.org  

Latest news from RIBA West Midlands


Summer architecture festivals

Taking place from 1 to 30 June, London Festival of Architecture offers members of the public and built environment professionals new ways of thinking about cities. Attending, leading or taking part in any of the events can count as thought provoking,…

28 May, 2015

RIBA CPD events for June

New RIBA CPD events have just been announced for June. RIBA's Core CPD Programme will help you stay up to date, to keep ahead, to be competitive, and to build your professional competence, as well as helping you to meet your CPD requirements.

21 May, 2015

CDM CPD available now

The revised CDM Regulations 2015 have been in force for a month now and we continue to receive questions about what CPD is available, especially on the Principal Designer role.

7 May, 2015

Your views on CPD needed

A reminder that we would like to invite you to share your views on CPD and the range of CPD offered by both RIBA and other providers.

30 April, 2015

Keep up to date on the new CDM regulations

The RIBA's CDM 2015 knowledge hub will keep you updated on what you need to know as an architect, including key information on the new principal designer role.

19 March, 2015
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The West Midlands has seven branches across the region: 

Birmingham Architectural Association
Coventry & Warwickshire Society of Chartered Architects
Herefordshire Society of Architects
North Staffordshire Society of Architects
Shropshire Society of Architects
Wolverhampton Society of Chartered Architects
Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects

The branches provide a comprehensive range of events that are open to both members and the general public. For more information on how to contact your local branch, please contact the regional office.