The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) founded for the advancement of Architecture
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was founded for the advancement of architecture under its charter granted in 1837 and Supplemental Charter granted in 1971.
Known originally as the Institute of British Architects in London, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional body that has greatly helped the advancement of architectural education in the United Kingdom. Thomas Allom, William Donthorne , Thomas Leverton, Philip Hardwick, Donaldson, Thomas de Grey and John Buonarotti Papworth are just some of the prominent architects whom contributed to its formation in 1834. The RIBA’s contributing role in establishing the Board of Architectural Education under the Architects (Registration) Acts, 1931 to 1938 and the Architects’ Registration Council of the United Kingdom (ARCUK) has all served to benefit British Architects, their education and career.
King George V and Queen Mary opened its current London headquarters on Portland Place in 1934.