Architecture Organizations in the United Kingdom
The Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the most influential architectural institutions in the world, has been promoting architecture and architects since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural professional institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment. The RIAS has charitable status and offers a wide range of services and products for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in the built environment and the design process.
The Building Centre exists to promote innovation in the built environment. First established in 1931, the organisation has since developed to become a not-for-profit dedicated to providing education, information and inspiration to all sectors of the built environment as well as the general public. Our building on South Crescent, Store Street, in central London, is open to all involved in architecture and construction; it is a place where you can learn and develop knowledge and join the ongoing debate about the built environment.
Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) is Scotland's national champion for good architecture, design and planning in the built environment.
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT, and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT.
Solving a world of issues through design. A non-profit organisation whose core aim is to deliver well designed environments in areas of social inequality, conservation, poverty, and disaster relief.
The Glasgow Institute of Architects is the Glasgow Chapter of the RIAS, covering an area from Gretna in the south-east to Oban, Coll and Tiree in the north-west. The GIA is one of the oldest Chapters of the RIAS and has the largest membership of the six RIAS Chapters.