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The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members – in the UK and overseas – at the peak of their profession.
With government, we work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.
We also hold one of the largest and most important collections of architectural drawings, photographs and archives| in the world, and stage talks, exhibitions, events| and awards| (including the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize) that help people see their surroundings in a completely new way.
Library, Archive, Gallery, Architecture centre, Association or society
Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00
Exhibitions: Free admission
Talks and other events: £8.50/5.50 (unless otherwise stated)
Please see www.architecture.com
From exhibitions and talks to conferences and awards, the RIBA Trust advances architectural and design excellence through engagement with everyone.
Our Exhibitions, Talks programme and our Library and Collections are open to both the public as well as members. The Collections are based both at 66 Portland Place, London W1 and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. Please see www.architecture.com or www.vam.ac.uk/architecture for full details of opening times, education resources and all other events.
For full listings of our events programme please visit www.architecture.com
The RIBA British Architectural Library is a Designated Collection of national importance.
It is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the UK for research and information on all aspects of architecture, and one of the finest collections of architectural material in the world, with over 4 million items.
It comprises the Sir Banister Fletcher Library of books and periodicals, the photographs collection, and the drawing and archives collection which is housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum, as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership.
Photography, Design, Archives, Architecture
Key artists and exhibits
- Designated Collection including the greatest collection of the work of Andrea Palladio in the world, as well as the main archives of architects such as Edwin Lutyens and Erno Goldfinger.
How We Built Britain
Explore a thousand years of British architecture with this online exhibition of photographs, drawings, books, models and manuscripts from the RIBA British Architectural Library, brought to you by RIBA in association with the BBC.
Encounter the wonder of medieval cathedrals, Tudor prodigy houses, Georgian model villages, Scottish baronial castles, Victorian viaducts and 60s tower blocks. Follow the social, political and economic trends that have shaped the unique appearance of Britain's cities, towns and countryside.
Architects in Residence
Architects in Residence is designed to support architects working with teachers on school-based projects in both primary and secondary schools and sixth form colleges.
The resource provides a step-by-step guide to setting up a school based architecture and built environment project. The project model is based on a practitioner partnership between an architect and a teacher and is recognised as CPD for both. It supports both individual projects between a single practitioner and school and larger programmes.
Architects in Residence has been developed and piloted in schools by the RIBA Trust in partnership with Arts Inform, with support from CABE.
- RIBA Trust
- Arts Inform
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Le Corbusier Full Resource Pack
This downloadable 20 page Full Pack provides a more in-depth outline through a question and answer format for teachers, illustrated with photos, relating the details of Le Corbusier's life and work. It is designed to assist in cross-curricular lesson planning through an exploration of architecture.
Le Corbusier Notes for Teachers
This pack, developed in partnership by Places Matter! and Barbican Education, is inspired by the Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture exhibition, providing ideas for related work for students and addressing the following questions: Why was Le Corbusier so important? How can he inspire school pupils today? Was he a hero or a villain? How did his ideas change the world? What were the design ideas he proposed? How did his design philosophy evolve? In what ways are these relevant to our understanding the design of the built environment today?
A growing online database dedicated to providing you with exceptional and unique images from the collections of the British Architectural Library at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the world's most extensive visual archive devoted to architecture.
RIBApix covers world architecture of all periods together with related subjects such as interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts. Many of the images are also of social documentary importance.
All images on this site are copyright of the Royal Institute of British Architects, but low resolution copies may be downloaded for free for personal use or teaching purposes.