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RIBA International

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RIBA international

Guidance, advice and the latest news for those based in the UK or internationally; and information for those who are interested in working overseas or becoming a member

The RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture, with more than 47,000 members worldwide. Through our work we champion better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members both in the UK and overseas, at the peak of their profession.

RIBA International offers support for members based or wanting to work overseas, with four global regions - Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia & Australasia - and 5 established International Chapters serving local communities of architects across the world and hosting regular events and activities.

We promote our members internationally through a strong presence at international conferences and high profile events and through initiatives such as our International Prize and Awards.

We also collaborate with international institutes of architects and other international architectural organisations to develop innovative projects, support global networking and promote design excellence.

Statement 30 January 2020:
Azlina Bulmer, RIBA Director of International said:

“The coronavirus outbreak is a concerning and developing situation and we are monitoring the implications carefully. We have staff on hand both in China and the UK to support our members who live and work in the region, guided by advice from the relevant experts and authorities. Any members with concerns should contact the RIBA International team by email."

Resources to help you working internationally

How to register overseas

Information about registering as an architect outside of the UK

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

For general international regions queries, please email RIBA International.

Join the RIBA

The 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.

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