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Site Signboards

The RIBA site signboards have been designed to provide effective and professional promotion of both individual practices and practitioners and the architectural profession as a whole. They provide one of the easiest and cheapest methods of promoting your firm's work.

All approved manufacturers have details of approved sign layout and styles. For quotations and orders please contact manufacturers direct.

Guidance notes

Adding a QR code to RIBA site signboards

Before placing an order with a licensed manufacturer you should be aware of the approved layout and text. The board is available in two sizes (4’x1’ and 8’x2’) (121.92cm x 30.48cm and 243.84cm x 60.96cm). A horizontal line appears beneath the top line of text. The RIBA badge and all lettering (which must be in upper and lower case) are printed in white. A QR code can be added to any of the following designs, but only in the position shown in the example.

Adding a QR code to RIBA site signboards



RIBA site signboards examples

RIBA Architect Boards

RIBA Chartered Practice examples

RIBA Chartered Boards

RIBA Client Adviser examples


The words appearing above the top horizontal line should be:

  • RIBA Chartered Practice (only available to registered RIBA Chartered Practices).

  • RIBA Chartered Architect(s) or…
  • RIBA Architect(s) or…

  • RIBA Client Adviser

The practice or office name should appear in the board's central section, to the right of the RIBA badge. No more than three lines are allowed.

  • Line 1 (practice business name)

  • Line 2 (practice business name cont. - if needed)
  • Line 3 (descriptive words on services provided - if wished) 

For guidance on the use of business names, please refer to the relevant section within Guidance note 3 - advertising.

If wished, and subject to fitting in line 3, additional descriptive words describing the services provided could be added, for instance - 'Architecture Surveying Planning Engineering'. Sole practitioners may use professional affixes (in addition to RIBA) such as RICS, MICE, RTPI, etc (but not educational or degree qualifications).

A single line of brief contact details should appear at the foot of the board - subject to available space, one or more postal/telephone/fax/email/website details may appear.

Use of RIBA boards is restricted to firms where at least one partner or director is an RIBA member (or local authority architects' departments headed by an RIBA member). RIBA Chartered Practice boards can only be used by registered chartered practices. Manufacturers may require RIBA members (partner or director) to sign a declaration confirming relevant status.

No office or company logos are permitted.

All licensed manufacturers have details of the agreed standard layout. Please obtain quotations from, or send orders direct to, the licensed manufacturers.

In case of any difficulties or queries please contact:

RIBA Site Signboards
15 Bonhill Street
London EC2P 2EA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 8372

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