Welcome to the Royal Society of Architects in Wales

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The Royal Society of Architects in Wales/Cymdeithas Frenhinol Penseiri yng Nghymru (RSAW) is the voice of the RIBA in Wales.

As part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the RSAW champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

Covering a large geographic area from our base in Cardiff, we provide support for members through CPD, Spring School and our annual conference.

We recognise outstanding architecture through the RIBA Awards and the Welsh Architecture Awards, and we support the National Eisteddfod of Wales with the delivery of the Eisteddfod Architecture Medal and student scholarship.

Our core programme is complemented by local events organised by volunteer members in branches throughout Wales.

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RSAW highlights

* The RSAW website is currently being upgraded so some of the information may be out of date. Please bear with us through this transition and contact us directly for updates and details of any events *

  Spring School 2014

Friday 16 May - Aberystwyth Arts Centre

The buildings we deserve...achieving excellent public buildings in Wales: ambition, obstacles, outcomes

Set against the backdrop of the second Wales Festival of Architecture at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, this year's RSAW Spring School focuses on procurement and asks do the current processes for procuring design services result in public buildings of the highest quality?

Further details can be found here

Wales Future Practice Programme

The Wales Future Practice Programme is RSAW's alternative to the RIBA CPD Club in 2014. Courses will be tailored to the Welsh context and will offer relevant and practical guidance to help practices thrive in uncertain times and prepare for future change. The programme will cover all 10 RIBA Core Curriculum subjects - and more - and will be offered in 4 locations across Wales.

Details of the current seminars can be viewed here

RSAW Policy Matters

RSAW publishes a regular Policy E-brief to keep members informed about policy and outreach activities, including meetings with Ministers and Assembly Members, attendance at cross party groups and forums, and responses to consulations and research.

To subscribe to our E-brief please contact RSAW


The RSAW members ebulletin is published fortnightly. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact RSAW


RIBA Welsh Architecture Award Winner 2013
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Architect: Hyde & Hyde Architects
© Warren Orchard

What's on

Wales Fesitval of Architecture 2014: the creative space
Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Start date: 15/05/2014

The buildings we deserve.....
Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Start date: 16/05/2014





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