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My local RIBA

RIBA is a charity and global professional body promoting architecture and providing a range of experiences across the regions for architects, students and those interested in the built environment.

Through our network of volunteer led groups, branches and chapters we seek to connect, inform and inspire our members and the wider communities in which they work and live.

We have a network of branches and special interest groups across England and Wales (run through the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, which remains part of RIBA) and several International chapters. You can find out more about this network and who to contact further down this page, under the relevant geographical region.

We also work with similar organisations across the world, including the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (affiliate organisation), the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (affiliate organisation) and the Architects’ Council of Europe. 

Branches and chapters listed on this page are eligible to apply for financial support from the RIBA via the annual Local Initiative Fund (LIF) to fund activities that align with our 2034 Masterplan

Find out more about what your local RIBA network can offer you in our film below.


RIBA, its members and its practices are the collective voice of architecture. If you are a professional architect, a representative of a practice, a student of architecture, or if you work in a related industry, visit our Membership page.

English regional and national offices

Newhall Be - Paul Riddle


The East of England is one of the largest English regions, covering the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

RIBA East Midlands

The East Midlands region comprises the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

RIBA London - Helene Binet

RIBA London

RIBA London represents some of the best creative talent in the world, with over 12,000 members in the capital.

RIBA North East - Hufton Crow

RIBA North East

RIBA North East acts as a co-ordinating body between Chartered Members, allied building professional and the public in its region.

RIBA North West - Hufton Crow

RIBA North West

RIBA North West represents 2,500 Chartered Members and 250 Chartered Practices in the region.

RIBA South / South East - Iwan Baan

RIBA South / South East

RIBA South/South East covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Kent, Guernsey, Surrey and East and West Sussex.

RIBA South West - Hufton Crow

RIBA South West / Wessex

From the ancient maritime cities of Bristol and Plymouth to the industrial heritage of Cornwall and Swindon, our region is one of beauty, innovation and enterprise.

RIBA West Midlands - Tim Crocker

RIBA West Midlands

The West Midlands is made up of 12,998 square km. Covering Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire as well as the metropolitan boroughs.

RIBA Yorkshire - Peter Cook

RIBA Yorkshire

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 RIAS is the professional body for all Chartered Architects in Scotland.

RSAW - James Morris


The Royal Society of Architects in Wales/Cymdeithas Frenhinol Penseiri yng Nghymru (RSAW) is the voice of the RIBA in Wales.



The Royal Society of Ulster Architects is the professional body for architects in Northern Ireland.

RIBA International

We offer support for professionals registered with RIBA based or wanting to work internationally, with four global regions - Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia and Australasia - and a network of International Chapters serving local communities of architects across the world and hosting regular events and activities.

The RIBA’s vision is to be a ‘global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture’. Our role is to support our international members and our international communities which is crucial to achieving this vision.

We represent the interests of our international members through a dedicated platform of four international regions: RIBA Americas, RIBA Asia and Australasia, RIBA Europe, and RIBA Middle East and Africa. The aim is to build on local expertise by sharing knowledge and to influence the framework in which architecture can flourish internationally.

Our team

Sharjah office

Shanghai office

  • Umi Lyu, Head of Business Development China
  • Drew Huang, Administration & MEAP Coordinator (China)

For general international regions queries, please email RIBA International.

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