Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional body for architects in the United Kingdom.
Originally named the Institute of British Architects in London, it was formed in 1834 by several prominent architects, including Philip Hardwick, Thomas Allom, William Donthorne, Thomas Leverton Donaldson, John Buonarotti Papworth and Thomas de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey. It was awarded a Royal Charter in 1837, becoming the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, eventually dropping the reference to London in 1892.
ARIBA [Designation] - Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects - an earlier designation no longer granted to new members.
FRIBA [Designation] - Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects an earlier, now an honorary designation.
RIBA [Designation] - Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
List of Architects on this website with RIBA connections.In South Africa, prior to Union (1910), the RIBA designation was the only way of formalising one's professional status as an architect. According to RADFORD (1979: 76) EBJ KNOX was the earliest Associate member of the RIBA to practise in Cape Town.
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