About the region

About the region


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

Promoting excellence

RIBA London promotes excellence in the profession and the value of good design through a diverse body of projects that celebrate achievements, campaign for quality, develop skills, offer training, further education and create opportunities for those in the capital.

The region engages with a wide variety of partners including policy makers, decision makers, delivery bodies, community agencies and other cross-professional institutes to deliver its work, which includes:


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 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. 

  • RIBA London Council
    Chair: Paola Boffo
    Chair Elect: Chris Hampson
    The Social Convener: Nick Lyons
    Associate Representative: Alex Scott Whitby

  • Regionally elected National Council Members
    Walter Menteth, Martin Knight, Sumita Sinha, Meryl Townley, Chris Hampson, Russell Bateman, Owen O'Carroll and Dagmar Binsted
  • RIBA London Branch representatives
    CAF: Mojgan Green
    CBS: Tarsem Flora
    CLAWSA: Shane Lincoln
    ELSA: Eva Aftab and Vincent Thompson
    NETAS: David Berridge
    NWLSA: Oktay Karel
    RKM: Jelena Tomic
    SELSA: Malcolm Cook
    SLSA: Debbie Flevotomou
    WLAS: Allan Baird
  • RIBA London team
    Tamsie Thomson
    Antonia Faust
    Emma Livingston-Jones
    Tom Symonds
    Nese Halil
    Laura Broderick
    Owen Wainhouse
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