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Royal Society of Architects in Wales

Royal Society of Architects in Wales

Llandegfedd visitor centre and watersports centre - James Morris

Wales (RSAW)

The Royal Society of Architects in Wales/Cymdeithas Frenhinol Penseiri yng Nghymru (RSAW) is the voice of the RIBA in Wales. As part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the RSAW champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

Based in Cardiff, we cover a large geographical area. We provide support for members through CPD, Spring School and our annual conference.

We recognise outstanding architecture through the RIBA Awards and the Welsh Architecture Awards, and we support the National Eisteddfod of Wales with the delivery of the Eisteddfod Architecture Medal and student scholarship.

Our core programme is complemented by local events organised by volunteer members in branches throughout Wales.

Banner image by James Morris

Contact RSAW

Studio 111, The Creative Quarter, Morgan Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1AF

RSAW Council

The elected honorary officers of the RSAW Council set the priorities for each year.

RSAW Council members 2016 - 17 Honorary officers:

Robert Firth, President - 07771 524 922

Carolyn Merrifield,  President-Elect  - 02921 672 672

Gareth Scourfield, Honorary Treasurer - 01437 764 135 

Doug Hughes, Honorary Secretary - 01686 610 311

RIBA Council members

Robert Firth, President - 07771 524 922

Richard Parnaby, RSAW - 07779 725074

RSAW branches

There are four branches in Wales - each arranges regional activities for members. 

Design Circle - RSAW South

For more information on Design Circle, please contact the branch chair:

or any of the branch representatives:

Mid-Wales Branch

For more information on the mid-Wales branch, please contact the branch chair:

or any of the branch representatives:

North Wales Society of Architects

For more information on the North Wales Society of Architects, please contact the president:

or either of the branch representatives:

West Wales Branch

For more information on the West Wales branch, please contact:

Join the RIBA

The 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.