Through our work we champion better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. We provide the training, support and recognition that put our members internationally at the top of their profession.
Our three main areas are:
International member engagement
We deliver programmes and initiatives to support over 8,000 international members, promote excellence in architecture and grow the global RIBA architecture community.
The RIBA International team works closely with the RIBA International Chapters network of volunteer member groups, to deliver a range of activities in their area, in line with the wider RIBA Strategy. Visit RIBA International Chapters page for more information on RIBA Chapter groups.
We support our student members in over 52 validated courses across the world at RIBA International Validated schools through the International Architecture Schools Engagement programme which including talks, networking events, workshops and design competitions.
Our work involves collaborating with international institutes of architects and international architectural organisations. We are members of the Commonwealth Association of Architects, International Union of Architects and the Architects Council of Europe (ACE). Our work with these organisations involves developing collaborative projects, supporting global networking, promoting design excellence in architecture and creating greater mobility within the profession.
Partner organisations we collaborate internationally with include the Department of International Trade (DIT), British Expertise International and China-Britain Business Council (CBBC). We work with these organisations to arrange activities such as trade visits, networking receptions and one-to-one business matchmaking appointments.