Professional Communities

Research & Innovation Group

The purpose of the group is to develop and apply the research-based knowledge of RIBA Members, chartered practices and schools of architecture in order to promote practice-based and academic research - and the links between the two - and to position the RIBA as a trusted research facilitator for architecture and the related built environment professions.


To provide research and innovation knowledge and capability within the RIBA and to provide research advocacy within and outside the RIBA:

  • To enhance and promote links between practitioners, the academic research community and funders in architecture and the built environment. 
  • To promote and connect architectural research to other professions in the built environment and to wider groups in society.
  • To enhance international research links to ensure that the RIBA, architectural profession and architectural academia are matching or exceeding global research standards.
  • To develop, support and promote a range of strategic research projects within the RIBA (having a lead role in setting the agenda for built environment research), the architectural profession and architectural academia.
  • To raise awareness among practitioners of the benefits, both intellectual and economic, of highlighting the research work that they undertake through, or in addition to, their projects.

For more information please visit our Research and Innovation Page

Members' names


Anne Dye|

Alex Tait|

Chair: Prof Murray Fraser, UCL


Patrick Bellew (Atelier Ten)
Brian Ford (University of Nottingham)
Sophie Handler (Manchester City Council) Alan Jones (Queens University Belfast)
Peter Oborn (RIBA Vice President International)
Neil Paterson (BRE Trust) Alan Pert (University of Melbourne)
Flora Samuel (University of Sheffield)
Elanor Warwick (TSB)
Norman Wienand (CIAT) Michael Wigginton


three meetings, quarterly, per annum.

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