UK Architecture Organisations in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Architecture Organisations

AABB Register of Architects

An online knowledge base and search engine of accredited building conservation companies based in the UK.

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Features information about the school and Architectural Association. Also details of resources, projects, membership, and news. Located in London.

The Architecture Centre

Located in Bristol and works to foster understanding and enjoyment of architecture and the built environment; includes details of exhibitions and events, news, their education programme, and opening times. ArchCentre

The Architecture Foundation

Non-profit agency for contemporary architecture in the UK. News, projects, competitions and awards, programme of events, and education. Archfoundation


The Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages works to promote the preservation of historic towns, and encourages high standards of architecture and planning.

The Association of Consultant Architects

National professional body representing architects in private practice. Membership, directory, what's on, and publications.

The Chapels Society

Encourages interest in the architectural and historical importance of nonconformist places of worship. Includes activities and publications.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

For professionals working in architectural technology. Careers, membership, recession advice, and news. ciatechnologist


Promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the modern movement.

The Ecclesiastical Architects' and Surveyors' Association

Learned society promoting good standards of design and repair of ecclesiastical buildings; features membership information, journal details and information on awards and events.

Edinburgh Architectural Association

An organisation and network for architects in eastern Scotland and the Borders. Includes a directory, details of membership and benefits, awards, school resources, news, and contacts.

Glass House

National charity working to help people make better buildings, spaces, homes and neighbourhoods. GlassHouseCLD

The National Archives: Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Archives of CABE dissolved in 2011. Includes a history of the organisation, over three hundred publications, four hundred case studies, technical advice sections, news, reviews, and articles.

Northern Architecture

Architecture Centre for North East of England. Provides news and articles, plus career advice and details on how the public can become involved in various design projects.

Open City

An architecture education organisation working to encourage debate and learning about how architecture and public space affects our daily lives; with a guide to their events and programmes, and contacts. OpenCityorg

Pylon Appreciation Society

Membership society for those fascinated by electricity pylons. Includes photographs, members' area and details of how to join.

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

Professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland; includes details of their services for the profession and for students, with a directory of architects and practices.

Royal Institute of British Architects

Offers information about membership, education, careers in architecture and awards, plus details of libraries of drawings and photographs. RIBA

Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA)

The professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland; includes a member directory, advice for the public, news and events, and resources about architecture.

Vernacular Architecture Group

Furthers the study of traditional buildings in the British Isles. Features information on databases, grants, publications and events.

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