The Royal Institution of British Architects – RIBA
Promoting and supporting the architectural profession
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a British organization founded in 1834. Its mission is to promote architecture and architects in the UK. It is responsible for maintaining standards of architectural education and continual professional development (CPD). It differs from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) which regulates the architectural profession in the United Kingdom. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the equivalent of the Ordre des Architectes in France.
The RIBA has around 40 000 members worldwide. Adrian Brewin and Alex Reid are both enrolled at RIBA. Their reference numbers are: 07104280 (Adrian Brewin) and 5805256 (Alex Reid).
Continued Professional Development
The RIBA is responsible for training, technical services, publications and events in the UK and overseas territories and works to promote and defend the architectural profession. As a professional organization, the RIBA do a lot to help and support architects to fulfill their obligations, particularly in terms of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
The RIBA offers a programme of support for CPD:
Build up one’s business and practice
Help to remain an employable architect
Achieve one’s goals
Acquire new skills
Obtain new work and new clients.
Obligations of RIBA membership
By joining the RIBA, each architect has an obligation to continue to learn and stay abreast of developments in the construction industry. For example, we have a duty to keep up to date with the development of regulations and changes in the law. RB-Architectes subscribes to several guides and software in order to keep up with the latest versions of building regulations.
RIBA membership also means furthering training, meeting manufacturers, exploring new products, sharing information with members of the team, reading newspapers, visiting exhibitions … As architects registered in RIBA, we are required to plan each year our own aspirations and achievements and keep note of these for our continued professional development?? record. The RIBA requires a minimum of 35 hours of CPD each year, although generally Adrian Brewin and Alex Reid spend more time than this, attending exhibitions, trade shows, conferences and training seminars on a regular basis.
At Reid Brewin Architects we believe the most successful architecture is the result of collaboration. We listen carefully to our clients, researching and exploring different design solutions. Our innovative design skills, knowledge of local planning and building regulations create the very best for every building project. We deliver the right architecture for our clients whether it is for a Data Centre, workspace, boutique retail or laboratory space.