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 3 Special Interest groups that meet on a regular basis here in the north east. These are:
- YAPF (Young Architectural Practitioners Forum) :
Led by Nathalie Baxter, 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.
- Research Forum:
As a response to a national RIBA initiative around Practice based research the North East region has recently established a RIBA NE Regional Research Forum, led by Nikoletta Karastathi.
- Small Practice Forum:
Led by Regional Council member Will Mawson from MawsonKerr Architects, this group supports all small practices in the region and helps share knowledge between them.
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Image credit: Hebburn Central by Hufton & Crow.