Thank you for your interest in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

We are a world-renowned, global organisation that operates as a professional membership body and a registered charity. This means that we seek to bring architecture alive for the public, both in the UK and across the globe, encouraging people to engage with architecture and promoting education and training that will enhance the built environment. Supporting members and others to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment is critical to us delivering our charitable purpose. Inclusivity, ethics, sustainability and promoting the highest professional standards underpins all that we do.

Our world is changing, at pace. People and policymakers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that places and spaces have on health and wellbeing; our climate emergency worsens; and our use of buildings has changed significantly following the global pandemic. As the home of architecture, we exist to promote the social and environmental benefits of good architecture; and we champion architects, who are best placed to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment.

At RIBA we’re also transforming. We are currently undertaking an unprecedented organisational restructure and, as part of that, we are seeking to appoint three new Executive Directors. The restructure will enable us to be more agile, efficient and responsive, so that we can offer the support and services that our increasingly diverse and growing global membership requires. It will also ensure we remain commercially viable, with a profitfor-purpose business model that ensures we’re spending where we should be. Furthermore, it will enable us to promote our world-renowned architecture collections and cultural assets through our new House of Architecture vision.

Last year we published our 2034 Masterplan, a framework that provides our profession – and the RIBA – with a vital, long-term goal to guide our activity to 2034, the date at which the Institute becomes 200 years old.

Architects create value for society through being an effective profession

Underpinned by six detailed Biennial Plans, the 2034 Masterplan and this mission statement sets a direction of travel to keep us on track and ensure the profession can thrive.

We have a bright future with exciting years ahead.

Alan Vallance
Chief Executive

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