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The Royal Institute of British Architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), one of the most influential architectural institutions in the world, has been promoting architecture and architects since the award of its Royal Charter in 1837.  Then the RIBA's remit was 'the general advancement of architecture'.  Today's mission is to advance architecture by demonstrating the benefit to society and promoting excellence in the profession.  Its vision is to ‘champion’ for architecture and a better environment.

The RIBA is a member organisation, with 30,000 members.  It has 150 staff at its headquarters in central London, and in a dozen regional offices.

The RIBA validates architecture courses globally to the RIBA standard of Part 1, 2 and 3.  The RIBA’s role in policy formation, course validation, student awards and careers information equips future architects with the skills and knowledge they need to work in the rapidly evolving world of the built environment.

The RIBA demonstrates the benefits of good architecture for the economy, communities and individuals through its excellent Library and Information Centre and international coverage through www.architecture.com.  It has a cultural programme that includes imaginative projects with school children and an exhibition and talks programme.

If you are passionate about architecture there are plenty of ways to learn more about buildings.  Observe and record what you see when you visit new places and talk to architects who are building in your area.  Visit exhibitions and galleries. Explore the RIBA website www.architecture.com which includes careers information, event and exhibition listings, the RIBA Library’s list of recommended books, the RIBA library catalogue of journals, books, drawings, photographs and manuscripts as well as extensive links to websites on architecture.  Visit www.architectureforall.com to view a selection of the RIBA and Victoria and Albert Museum’s architectural collection and finally contact your local RIBA region.

66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD 

Tel. 020 7580 5533
Email info@inst.riba.org


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