About the region

About the region

Membership

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:

Structure

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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