London

With some 12,000 members in the capital, the RIBA's London Region represents some of the best creative talent in the world.


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The capital plays host to the largest concentration of design talent anywhere in the world and is home to some of the most successful architectural practices. The RIBA’s London Region team provide support for around 12,000 individual RIBA members along with 1,000-plus Chartered Practices and the many students who come from around the world to study architecture in London.

As well as our extensive public-facing programme - which promotes the work of our members - we also work hard to provide them with support, business development opportunities and training to help them build and maintain their global reputation.

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 News from RIBA London

Click on the stories below from the London region at the RIBA.

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Open Call for architects - RIBA Regent Street Windows 2016

The RIBA Regent Street Windows Project pairs exceptional RIBA architects with Regent Street retailers to create captivating architectural installations in store windows along and around London's historic shopping street.

15 April, 2016
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Seminars: Auto enrolment and the RIBA Pension

We have organised several free seminars throughout the UK to provide chartered practices with an excellent opportunity to find out more about the RIBA Pension and how this can be beneficial for your company.

21 December, 2015
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Structure / Membership 

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, elected London regional representatives and RIBA London branch chairs/officers. The Council meets four times a year.  

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, 315 of which 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

RIBA London Council 


  • Chair: Carl Turner
  • Regionally elected National Council members: Russell Curtis, Shahriar Nasser, Peter Oborn, Vinesh Pomal, Meryl Townley, Edward Williams
  • Co-opted members: Nick Lyons (The Social), Walter Menteth, Alex Scott-Whitby
  • Student Representative: Marie Braithwaite
  • Representatives from the ten London branches

Branches 

The RIBA London region is comprised of ten branches. A branch is typically made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members who take on various roles and tasks. The wider London membership may attend events and activities arranged by their branch according to where they live or work. Notice of these local activities appear in the RIBA London e-bulletin or may come through direct email.

All branches have their own identity depending on the boroughs they cover and interests of active members. A representative of each branch, normally the Chair, also sits on London Regional Council. Collectively the branches are keen to engage with students and most visit schools of architecture to award prizes. The London office then co-ordinates a presentation evening at RIBA HQ for all the winning students and their tutors. Branches may also attend and represent the profession at secondary schools’ careers events.

As part of a national system, our London branches can apply to the RIBA’s Local Initiative Fund (LIF) to implement specific events and projects – often for activity during times such as London Festival of Architecture. Branches may also seek other partners, support and sponsorship to realise their aims. London reps attend the Local Members’ Forum organised nationally where they meet other branches and celebrate the work led by RIBA members. 

If you would like to find out more please contact the regional office: ribalondon@riba.org

Branch representatives:

  • Camden Architects Forum (CAF): Mojgan Green
  • Croydon, Sutton & Bromley (CSB): Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin 
  • Cities of London & Westminster (CLAWSA): Gavin Hutchison 
  • East London Architects (ELA): Vacant post
  • NE Thames Architectural Society (NETAS): David Berridge 
  • NW London Society of Architects (NWLSA): Vinesh Pomal 
  • Richmond, Kingston & Merton (RKM): Robin Arthur 
  • SE London Society of Architects (SELSA): Malachy McAleer
  • S London Society of Architects (SLSA): Debbie Flevotomou 
  • W London Society of Architects (WLAS): Allan Baird

Contact   

RIBA London, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1NT

Info Line: 0207 580 5533

For London Regional enquires only: 020 7307 3624

ribalondon@riba.org

 

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