Tracing its origins back to the late 19th century, the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) was granted the Royal prefix in 1994 and represents and supports around 600 Chartered Members of our parent body, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), who live and work in Wales.
RSAW strives to be an authoritative information source able to represent the voice of the architectural profession in Wales, bringing influence to bear on Welsh Government and related agencies.
With a staff team based in Cardiff and members in four branches, we promote the value of good design through awards schemes, exhibitions, festivals and conferences, regularly working in partnership with other professional bodies and Welsh national organisations. We connect with leading figures in the political and creative arenas through our Honorary Member programme.
Banner image: Pen Y Common by Nidus Architects and Rural Office. RSAW Welsh Architecture Award 2023, RSAW Welsh Architecture Building of the Year Award 2023, RSAW Welsh Architecture Conservation Award 2023 and RSAW Welsh Architecture Small Project of the Year Award 2023