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.
News from RIBA London
Click on the stories below from the London region at the RIBA.
The Social is collaborating with Ordinary Academy to host DE(RE)CONSTRUCTION. Formally known as smashing things and putting them back together. Almost.
Enter the Awards for London's best-designed and most innovative home extension projects
Student mentoring launches in London
The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) London region has revealed a visual of the 2015 'RIBA MIPIM UK Visitor Lounge,' designed by architects, Draisci Studio.
To celebrate the RIBA Windows on Regent Street project, we are giving our social media followers on Twitter and Instagram the chance to win £100 to spend on London's favourite shopping street.
The three winners were revealed at the official launch party, held last night at the Hotel Café Royal to celebrate the RIBA Windows project, now in its sixth successful year.
The Social guests will enjoy a unique short eating experience followed by a personal edible design challenge and Q&A with Studio Appétit's creative director, Ido Garini.
Internationally renowned 'doodle' artist Jon Burgerman will host a unique workshop for The Social at designjunction.
RIBA architects have partnered with some of the biggest names in fashion and retail to create engaging architectural installations in shop windows along Regent Street.
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: Chris Hampson
- Regionally elected National Council members: Russell Curtis, Shahriar Nasser, Peter Oborn, Owen O'Carroll, Vinesh Pomal, Meryl Townley, Carl Turner, Edward Williams
- Co-opted members: Nick Lyons (The Social), Walter Menteth, Alex Scott-Whitby
- Representatives from the ten London 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: email@example.com
- Camden Architects Forum (CAF): Mojgan Green
- Croydon, Sutton & Bromley (CSB): Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin
- Cities of London & Westminster (CLAWSA): Gavin Hutchison
- East London Architects (ELA): Eva Aftab
- 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 / Team
- Tamsie Thompson, Director (on leave)
- Owen Wainhouse, Interim Director
- Howard Crosskey, Partnerships Manager
- Neşe Halil, Architectural Communities Manager
- Laura Broderick, Architectural Communities Manager
- Anna Leader, Project Manager, Celebrating Architecture
- Georgie Brown, Project Coordinator, Celebrating Architecture
- Laura Chan, Project Manager Skills and Business Development
- Thomas Day, Project Coordinator Skills and Business Development
RIBA London, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1NT
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