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RIBA North East

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RIBA North East

RIBA North East represents 700 Chartered Members and over 80 Chartered Practices in the region. We offer a range of activities to deliver the strategic purpose of the RIBA.

RIBA North East acts as a co-ordinating body between chartered architects, allied building professionals and the public in the North East. The overarching aim is the advancement of architecture and the delivery of high standards of design and fitness for purpose within the built environment.

Through the regional office in Newcastle, the RIBA is able to respond effectively to the requirements of local members and the region, providing a vital point of contact between the RIBA and the tiers of regional governance and decision-makers at a local level throughout the north east. By harnessing the knowledge and expertise of those who live and work in the area, RIBA North East is able to promote architecture to a wide audience.

We have four special interest groups that meet on a regular basis here in the North East. These are:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI):
    Led by Regional Council Chair-Elect Grace Choi from Grace Choi Architects. To advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion issues within the profession and wider construction industry.
  • Sustainable Futures Group:
    Led by Regional Council member Mark Siddall from LEAP and Adam Vaughan from JDDK. To raise the profile of sustainability in the region, to promote the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge initiative and to be a regional advocate for sustainable design.
  • Small and Emerging Practice Group
    Led by Regional Council member Sarah Stead from Studio Stead. This group supports all small practices in the region and helps share knowledge between them.
  • Young Architectural Practitioners' Forum (YAPF)
    Led by Regional Council member Andra Antone from Ryder Architecture. The YAPF has been developed primarily to promote and support young architectural practitioners during their first eight years of qualification in the North East region.

Twitter: @RIBANorthEast

Instagram: @riba.northeast

Image credit: The Bis, Whitby Street Studios by Luke Hayes.

Contact RIBA North East

RIBA North East Branches

RIBA North East has two branches and is committed to delivering services to RIBA Members to enable them to work effectively as professionals and to promote architecture, good design, and public interest in the built environment.

Tees Valley (Teesside)
Chair: Rob McCartney, Harris Irwin Architects
Twitter: @RIBATees

Chair: Andrew Thompson, FaulknerBrowns 


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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