RIBA Council elections 2022
Notice is given under Rule 1.1 of the Election Rules that the following elections will be taking place over the summer of 2022.
RIBA President 2023 – 2025
Current Chartered Members of RIBA and Honorary Fellows are eligible to stand for RIBA President. The successful candidate will take up office as President-Elect from 1 September 2022, for one year, and will then serve as RIBA President for a two year term beginning on 1 September 2023.
RSAW President 2023 – 2025
Current Chartered Members in Wales are eligible to stand for the President of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales. The successful candidate will take up office as President-Elect RSAW from 1 September 2022, for one year, and will then serve as RSAW President for a two year term beginning on 1 September 2023.
RIBA Council 2022 – 2025
The following seats are available for election:
Council Member Seats – 2 Seats
Any current Chartered Member is eligible to stand for one of the two seats available. Successful candidates will serve a three year term from 1 September 2022.
Regional Council Member Seats – 6 Seats
Any current Chartered Member who is on the electoral register for one of the Regions listed below is eligible to stand for one of the seats available in that Region. The term of office will be three years from 1 September 2022.
RIBA East – 2 seats
RIBA South – 2 seats
RIBA Scotland North – 1 seat
RIBA Northern Ireland – 1 seat
Regional Council Member By-Election - 1 Seat
Any current Chartered Member who is on the electoral register in RIBA East Midlands Region is eligible to stand for this seat. The term of office will be two years from 1 September 2022.
No valid nominations received.
Associate Member Seat – 2 seats
Any current Associate Member is eligible to stand for one of the two seats available. Successful candidates will serve a three year term from 1 September 2022.
No valid nominations received.
Student Members – 2 seats
Any current Student Members or any person eligible to be Student Members defined as a student on a RIBA recognised Part 1 or 2 course or during a year out between Part 1 and Part 2 and has attained the age of 18 at the time of nomination. Successful candidates will serve a three year term from 1 September 2022.
All candidates for all seats must be nominated. Further details of the candidate eligibility and nomination requirements are set out in the RIBA Election Rules, Guidance Notes and Nomination Pack on this page.
The nomination period opened on 31 May 2022.
The nominations period closed at 5pm on 14 June 2022. By that time, completed nominations must have been received by Civica through the online elections portal.
The online RIBA elections portal is managed by Civica, RIBA elections scrutineer. We would encourage you to submit your nominations packs well in advance of the deadline as late or incomplete nominations cannot be excepted.
RIBA will be hosting three Presidential hustings on the following dates and times:
Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 12pm - Online event only (registration closes on Monday 20 June at 12pm)
Thursday 23 June 2022 at 7pm - Online event only (registration closes on Wednesday 22 June at 7pm)
Monday 27 June 2022 at 6pm - in-person and online event (registration closes on Sunday 26 June at 6pm)
Please note - you must be a member of RIBA to attend the hustings and registration closes 24 hours before the event. A full list of candidates will be published on 20 June 2022.
Timetable for Elections
In any elections where there are more candidates than available seats, ballots will be held to the following timetable:
20 June 2022 - Candidates announced
28 June 2022 - Voting opens
26 July 2022 - Voting closes
2 August 2022 - Results will be announced
The RIBA Honorary Secretary will be the Returning Officer.
The RIBA has a commitment to sustainability and using resources effectively and efficiently. In line with this, the entire elections process will be conducted online. Nominations can only be made electronically - through the RIBA elections portal. Please note that nominations by post are not possible in these elections.
Participation in the elections, whether as a candidate or elector, will only be possible if a member has a registered email address with the RIBA.
- Members who wish to participate in the elections and who have not yet registered an email address with the RIBA are therefore asked to do no later than 17 May 2022.
- Members who have recently changed their contact details are asked to update their information no later than 17 May 2022.
The Returning Officer
Published: 3 May 2022
Updated: 20 June 2022