The Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
Tel: 0207 580 5533
Fax: 0207 255 1541
Email: info AT inst.riba.org
The Royal Institute of British Architects is the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession. We provide support for our 40,500 members worldwide in the form of training, technical services, publications and events, and set standards for the education of architects, both in the UK and overseas.
We work with government to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.
Our annual award schemes recognise outstanding architecture and culminate in the RIBA Stirling Prize.
At the Victoria and Albert Museum, the RIBA hosts exhibitions, archives, talks and shared study facilities in partnership with the V&A. And, from our London headquarters, we help the public to learn more about the built environment through information services, websites and a library that includes an unrivalled collection of books, photographs and manuscripts.
Mission and strategy
To advance architecture by demonstrating benefit to society and promoting excellence in the profession.
Champion for architecture and for a better environment.
RIBA membership provides benefits including:
The RIBA has bookshops in: Belfast, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and at RIBA Bookshops online.
RIBA British Architectural Library
The RIBA British Architectural Library is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the United Kingdom for research and information on all aspects of architecture. It is one of the finest collections of architectural material in the world.The Library is supported by the RIBA and does not receive direct funding from central government. Nevertheless, the collections and services are available to all.
Keep up-to-date with training support, new ideas and updates with the RIBA's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.
Online CPD recording is now live. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) obligations exist to help ensure that qualified professionals maintain their competence to practice. This is true in countless professional sectors in the UK.
The RIBA organizes many events throughout the country. These include exhibitions, talks, seminars and conferences. See the RIBA website for details.