The RIBA often sits uneasily within the built environment profession. As a professional body, its remit is to 'advance architecture', respond to the needs of its 40,000 members and lobby the government to improve design quality. But many a time it can be a stodgy organisation, set within 175 years of Grade II bureaucracy on Portland Place.
Renewed faith in RIBA London after this week's launch of Build Up.
1500 places at Westminster University for under-employed, recession hit architects to 'build up' their skills. For free.