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RIBA North West

RIBA North West represents over 4,000 Members and 300 Chartered Practices in the region

RIBA North West represents over 4,000 Members and 300 Chartered Practices in the region. Our geographical area covers the entire North West, including Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Blackpool, Lancaster, Carlisle, The Lake District National Park, and the Isle of Man.

The North West team works closely with a lively network of volunteers, partners and regional stakeholders, including universities and local authorities, to champion better buildings, communities, and environments through architecture. The North West Regional Council ensures the voice of our Members is heard regionally and nationally.

Our activities include recognising outstanding architecture through our awards programme, promoting the profession, and supporting our branches to deliver a range of events for Members across the region.

There's a lot happening in the region. We have several newly established groups and initiatives which are in their formative stages, making now a great time to get involved.

These initiatives include: Architects Create; Equity, diversity and inclusion; Family scheme; Local authority champions; Practice and education; Research and innovation; Sustainability, conservation and heritage committee; and Emerging practice group.

For more information and to get involved in any of these initiatives, please get in touch with the team:

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RIBA North West Branches

RIBA North West is comprised of six branches. The branches each have their own identity and organise a programme of activity to engage members in their respective areas and act as a point of contact for the RIBA.

Cheshire Society of Architects
Covering the Cheshire area including Chester, Warrington and Crewe.
President: Lucy Crowther 

Cumberland Society of Architects
Covering North and West Cumbria including Carlisle, Whitehaven, Penrith and the northern Lake District.
Co-presidents: Rebecca Clear and Tracey Hart  

Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects
Covering Lancaster and South Cumbria including Barrow, Kendal and Windermere.
President: Simon Blunden

Liverpool Architectural Society
Covering Merseyside including Southport, St Helens, Liverpool and the Wirral.
President: Jonathon Kinnear

Manchester Society of Architects
Covering Manchester and the Manchester City Region.
President: Rob McGinnes

Lancashire Society of Architects
Covering most of Lancashire including Blackpool and Preston.
President: John Bridge

Get in touch

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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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