BEA Systems offices

Office refurbishment at La Défense near Paris

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.