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RIBA Guerrilla Tactics conference 2024

Guerrilla Tactics is RIBA’s annual flagship conference for small and medium sized architectural practices, providing a wealth of insightful information with a focus on essential business skills for architects.

This year's Guerrilla Tactics celebrates the resilience and versatility of sole practitioners and small practices.

About the event

Guerrilla Tactics consists of an in-person conference event and access to over 20 hours of separate on-demand CPD via the RIBA Academy.

We’ll reveal the secrets to thriving in any climate, explore the transformative power of collaboration, learn from practices that have taken unexpected routes to success, and we'll address the ongoing concerns about fees as AI challenges the architecture profession to rethink how we charge for our design services.

This conference offers a unique networking opportunity, featuring expert-led roundtable discussions on navigating the planning landscape. You'll leave with tips on mastering your strengths and the confidence to create the practice you aspire to work in. 

Practice Speed Mentoring will follow the conference event giving you a rare opportunity to network with peers and experts from the industry. 

The quickest, and cheapest way of securing your space is to purchase a block booking ticket, which grants you access to both our live conference day and our Guerrilla Tactics 2024 CPD for a discounted price.

Book before Wednesday 31 July to receive our limited time early bird discount.


We will be joined by a fantastic range of speakers including:

Nimi Attanayake, nimtim 

Tom Bell, Freehaus 

Meredith Bowles, Mole Architects

Doug Hodgson and Tom Lewith, New-works

Katy Marks, Citizens Design Bureau 

Caspar Rogers, alma-nac

Mark Turner, Silverback Planning Solutions

Melanie Clear, Clear Architects 

Victoria Farrow, Leicester School of Architecture/De Monfort University 

Phoebe MacDonald, RIBA

Tim O’Callaghan, nimtim 

Clare Nash, Clare Nash Architecture

Keir Regan-Alexander, Arka Works 

Nick Newman, Studio Bark & U-Build 

Charlie Caswell and Adam Dainow, Caswell&Dainow 

Liz Webster, RIBA 


9.30am - Registration, welcome refreshments and networking
10am- Welcome from Liz Webster, Head of Books and Learning Content, RIBA

10.05am - Manifesting your future: running the practice you want to work in, Meredith Bowles (Mole Architects)
10.25am - The power of collaboration - learning how to say no, Doug Hodgson and Tom Lewith (New-Works)
10.45am - What's your bread and butter?, Katy Marks (Citizens Design Bureau)
11.05am - Unexpected routes to success, Caspar Rogers (alma-nac)

11.25am - Coffee break

11.50am - Q&A with Meredith Bowles, Doug Hodgson, Tom Lewith, Katy Marks, and Caspar Rogers; hosted by Tom Bell and Nimi Attanayake
12.15pm - Navigating the Planning Landscape roundtable with Mark Turner (Silverback Planning Solutions), Melanie Clear (Clear Architects), and Victoria Farrow (Leicester School of Architecture/De Monfort University) hosted by Phoebe MacDonald (Head of Policy and Affairs, RIBA)

12.45pm - Lunch

1.45pm - Welcome to afternoon sessions, Tom Bell & Nimi Attanayake
1.50pm - Let's learn to value ourselves properly, Tim O’Callaghan (nimtim)
2.10pm - Retaining work and your authenticity, Clare Nash (Clare Nash Architecture)
2.30pm - We need to talk about fees, Keir Regan-Alexander (Arka-Works)
2.50pm - Q&A with Tim O’Callaghan, Clare Nash, and Keir Regan-Alexander hosted by Tom Bell and Nimi Attanayake

3.10pm -Coffee Break

3.35pm - U-Build: Creating a not for profit construction system, Nick Newman (Studio Bark, U-Build)
3.55pm - Becoming the Client – Initiating your own developments, Charlie Caswell, and Adam Dainow (Caswell&Dainow)
4.15pm - Q&A with Nick Newman, Charlie Caswell, and Adam Dainow hosted by Tom Bell and Nimi Attanayake

4.30pm - Delegate insights from day and workshop
4.55pm - Closing words
5pm - Networking drinks reception with freestyle mentoring opportunity
7pm - Event closes

Thoughts from previous delegates

"This event is very important to me as a sole practitioner, Guerrilla Tactics gives me a truly inspiring array of works, experiences, guidelines, and ideas that ultimately encourages me to evolve as an architect."
"I walk away a better designer, with renewed confidence."
"There is nowhere else that prompts such a thorough review of our practice, changes, professionalism and many aspects of the way we work."
"An annual opportunity to review how we work, learn new ideas, and refresh ideas about the profession and role within it."