RIBA Yorkshire delivers the services of the Royal Institute of British Architects in the Yorkshire and Humber region. The RIBA champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

One Aire Street
+44 (0)113 3899870

Stanbrook Abbey. Photographer: Peter Cook

RIBA Yorkshire covers the largest county in the country, with diverse landscape ranging from the East Yorkshire coastline and Humber estuary to the Yorkshire Dales and Moors.

The region incorporates the cities of Leeds, Bradford, York, Hull and Sheffield, as well as many smaller market towns and villages. The region stretches from Sheffield to just south of Middlesbrough and from the east coast to the border with Lancashire and Cumbria.


News from RIBA Yorkshire


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
News RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2016 - Call For Entries

RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2016 - Call For Entries

RIBA Yorkshire are pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 RIBA Awards programme, seeking to celebrate the best examples of British architecture in the region.

14 December, 2015

Summer architecture festivals

Taking place from 1 to 30 June, London Festival of Architecture offers members of the public and built environment professionals new ways of thinking about cities. Attending, leading or taking part in any of the events can count as thought provoking,…

28 May, 2015

CIAT Yorkshire CPD Day 11 June

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Yorkshire Region is promoting a day of free CPD at The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University.

14 May, 2015
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 Structure / Membership

RIBA Yorkshire is run and administered by a regional team based in Leeds and is governed by the RIBA Yorkshire Council. The Council is made up of a Chair, elected Yorkshire regional representatives and RIBA Yorkshire branch chairs/officers. The Council meets four times a year.  

The membership body for the region is made up of 1,813 members. Of these there are:

  • 1,179 chartered
  • 52 graduates
  • 550 students
  • 31 affiliates

There are a total of 180 practices:

  • 177 are chartered,
  • 23 are one-person practices
  • 40 practices have between two and five staff members

23% of members are women

 Contact / Team

RIBA Yorkshire, No. 1 Aire Street, Leeds. LS1 4PR
RIBA Yorkshire: 0113 389 9870
RIBA Public Info Line: 020 7307 3382

RIBA Yorkshire Council 

  • Chair: Mark Hodson, Hodson Architects
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Motley, Integreat Plus
  • Regionally elected National Council members: Ruth Donelly, Doma

    Architects; Mark Hodson, Hodson Architects
  • Representatives from the Yorkshire RIBA branches


The RIBA Yorkshire region is comprised of seven branches. A branch is typically made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members who take on various roles and tasks. The wider Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire e-bulletin or may come through direct email.

All branches have their own identity depending on the cities and local areas they cover and interests of active members. A representative of each branch, normally the Chair, also sits on Yorkshire Regional Council. Collectively the branches are keen to engage with students and some collaborate with schools of architecture to organise events and award prizes. Branches may also attend and represent the profession at secondary schools’ careers events.

As part of a national system, our Yorkshire branches can apply to the RIBA’s Local Initiative Fund (LIF) to implement specific events and projects – often for activities within the RIBA's Love Architecture public engagement programme. Branches may also seek other partners, support and sponsorship to realise their aims. Yorkshire reps attend the Local Members’ Forum organised nationally where they meet other architects from other branches and celebrate the work led by RIBA members. 

If you would like to find out more please email the regional office.

North Yorkshire Society of Architects 
Chair: James Mate, Wildblood MacDonald 
Events Secretary: Ruth Donnelly, Doma Architects
Education Secretary: James Elliott, Aspect Architecture 
Treasurer: Richard Hutchings, Richard Hutchings Architect
If you are interested in joining please contact NYS Architects.

Huddersfield Society of Architects
Chair: Daniel Kerr, Superhistory 
Secretary: Derek Hales

Humberside Society of Architects
Chair: Jonathan Forman, Jonathan Forman Architects
Vice Chair: Alex Caruso

Leeds Society of Architects
Chair: Post Vacant
Treasurer: Paul King, DLA Architecture
Twitter: @Leedsarchitects  Facebook: Leeds Society of Architects

Sheffield Society of Architects 
Chair: Dan Brown, Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson
Vice Chair:  Leanora Simmonite, Axis Architecture
Secretary: Lucy Plumridge, HLM Architects 
Treasurer: Neil Orpwood, HLM Architects 
If you are interested in joining please contact: Dan Brown

York Architectural Association
Co-Chair: Charlotte Harrison, Mass Architecture 
Co-Chair: Lucy Morris, William Saunders 
Treasurer: Helen Cook, Native Architects 
Follow @York_AA on twitter

Bradford Society of Architects 
Post vacant 
If you are interested in joining please email RIBA Yorkshire.