LGBTQ+ workplace resources
RIBA are committed to platforming the work and stories of LGBTQ+ communities in architecture. These workplace resources are centred around the experiences, knowledge, and networks of LGBTQ+ RIBA colleagues, members, and the wider architectural profession. It provides an inclusive and safe space, whilst championing the needs and achievements of LGBTQ+ people. Explore our LGBTQ+ resources below.
- OUT of Space: LGBT+ History Month exhibition 2023
OUT of Space is an exhibition organised by the RIBA LGBTQ+ Community internal group, and RIBA Library and Collections team to highlight contributions of the LGBTQ+ community within architecture and the built environment.
- RIBA Collections research guide: LGBTQ+ spaces
This guide signposts just a few of the resources and material relating to this topic available through RIBA's Library and Collections.
- RIBA celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2022, June 2022
Find out how we highlighted and celebrated the work of LGBTQ+ communities and sharing allyship guidance and resources, during Pride Month 2022.
- Built environment bodies unite to improve inclusion and diversity, 27 April 2022
Find out more about our joint action plan to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive sector.
- Pride Month - Discretion by design: St. Ann's Court, June 2021
Read about the story of how two men navigated homophobic attitudes in commissioning a modernist home in the 1930s, illustrated by photographs and drawings from RIBA Collections.
- Talking about gender pronouns in the workplace, June 2021
In celebration of Pride Month 2021, RIBA called for an open discussion about gender pronouns across the profession.
- Gender pay gap guidance
As part of our commitment to support a diverse and inclusive profession, we have published guidance for architecture practices on closing the gender pay gap.
- "The Partners": Seely and Paget
The firm Seely and Paget played an important role in British architecture from the 1920s to the 1960s, from their controversial transformation of Eltham Palace for Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1936, to their work as successive surveyors to the fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral.
- Revisiting Florence's Duomo
We explore how the dome of Florence Cathedral reveals the presence of queer stories at the symbolic heart of the Western architectural tradition.
- Revisiting the Collections: The queer aesthetics of Strawberry Hill House
Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, southwest London, can be read as a "queer architectural rebellion”, raising important questions about the connection between architectural innovation and queer identity.
- Revisiting the RIBA Collections: Plas Newydd and the Ladies of Llangollen
Chair of RIBA’s internal LGBTQ+ Community group, Emily Jeffers explores how a cottage in rural Wales has led contemporary historians to re-evaluate how we project our own understanding of female queer relationships onto historic figures, particularly women, who have expressed intimacy in different ways.